For Philando Castile’s mother, the tragic death of George Floyd has reopened the wound. “I was mad as hell… I said, Here we go again,” Valerie Castile told VICE News. “I cried for that man just like I cried for my son.”
Philando’s shooting death at the hands of a Minnesota cop during a routine traffic stop in 2016, which was live-streamed on Facebook by his girlfriend, sparked a wave of protests in the Twin Cities and across the country. After his death, the Castile family founded the Philando Castile Relief Foundation, which provides funds to victims of gun and police violence.
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