After being pulled over, for a broken tail light, Diamond Reynolds says her fiance, Philando Castile, told the officer he was a licensed gun owner and was currently packing. She claims he was then shot by the officer who asked him to show some ID.
Just one day before this, another black man, Alton Sterling, was killed in a parking lot in Baton Rouge. Police say he had a gun on him. But, alarming video that captured the shooting shows two officers clearly pinning sterling down and, holding a gun to his chest before opening fire.
Joining us in studio to share some thoughts about these cases is Chas Moore with the Austin Justice Coalition.