The NRA will back him, cons will back him, dems will back him, whites will back him, everyone with half a wit will back him, not just black people.
Right is right and wrong is wrong. That man had a permit to carry. That man did PRECISELY what he was supposed to do: Inform the cop that he had a gun and a permit. And this cop, afraid of something, panicked about something -- not cop material -- and he shot this man for no reason.
People are going to say the cop must have had a reason. Well, of course he had a reason. But is it a legitimate reason? No. This cop is too afraid to be a cop, period. After he shot this man and he's lying there bleeding out, he stood there in a panicked stupor. Didn't radio for an ambulance, didn't jump in car to put pressure on wound, nothing. He was panicked.
This cop should not be in a uniform, and he definitely should not have a gun and a badge. This cop -- whether it was Castile or anyone else -- this was something that was going to happen to somebody because this cop's underlying personality trait is fear.
Further, this incident shows what this cops feelings were towards the average citizen: Someone says, I have a gun and a permit for the gun." Cop freaks out. Why? MN is an open carry state. Your right to keep and bear arms is Constitutionally protected. That means ANYONE could have a gun, so WTF are you so afraid of? Why are you so afraid of a citizen with a gun? Why are you so afraid of a citizen at all...unless they give you reason to be afraid, which this man did not. He didn't go for his gun. You have a permit to carry, brandishing a gun in front of a cop is not your move.
In order for that man to have a gun AND a permit, he had to go through a background check, be felony free, pay all kinds of money, likely had to go through state sponsored classes to get the permit, and like most people, probably didn't have the gun cuz it was pretty. He likely fired it at the range and was well familiar with it, and well familiar with the laws and rules of carrying a gun -- because to get the permit, you have to pass the class, inclusive of the laws, which include informing the cop you have a gun and a permit. Criminal sorts don't go through that kind of trouble. Only law abiding citizens do. That cop knew that.