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Obama posts response on Facebook to fatal police shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota

Posted: 2:46 PM, Jul 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-07 18:46:31Z
President Barack Obama has responded on Facebook to fatal shootings by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, saying they point to larger problems in the country’s criminal justice system.
 
On Wednesday a woman livestreamed the aftermath of a fatal shooting in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, saying police opened fire on her boyfriend for “no apparent reason.” The man has been identified as Philando Castile of St. Paul, a cafeteria supervisor at a Montessori school.
 
The shooting immediately followed the death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, early Tuesday. It occurred during an encounter with police outside a convenience store where he sold music and movies and was captured on cellphone video.
 
Read Obama’s full response below: