Taraji P. Henson, Laverne Cox, Lady GaGa, & More React To The Death Of Philando Castile

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We cannot believe this already happened again.

As we previously reported, a 37-year-old father-of-five named Alton Sterling became a victim of Police Brutality early Tuesday morning when cops in Baton Rouge, Louisiana pinned him to the ground and shot him in the back at least five times despite not even having a weapon in his hands.

Unfortunately, Alton’s death was not the only murder of a black man to happen this week, because 32-year-old Philando Castile was shot by police four times during a routine traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota on Wednesday night.

Related: Jesse Williams & Other Celebs React To Alton Sterling’s Murder

Once he was shot, Philando’s girlfriend Diamond Reynolds immediately began streaming the incident on Facebook Live, where she claimed the officer shot her boyfriend when he was reaching for his ID, just as the officer commanded. In fact, Philando even told the officer who shot him that he had a concealed carry permit just to be safe… but why isn’t the NRA defending his 2nd Amendment rights??

While Philando and Alton were both taken too soon, both incidents were caught on video, which means celebrities and everyday people alike are closer to these stories than ever before.

As such, celebs who support the Black Lives Matter movement have spoken out about Philando’s killing on social media, saying:

If you still don’t believe there’s a problem with racism in this country… we don’t know what to tell you.

Rest in peace, Philando.

[Image via Facebook and WENN.]

Jul 7, 2016 12:55pm PDT

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