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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 14:46:31-04
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: