Following a fatal police shooting in a quiet suburb that rapidly rippled across the nation, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said in no uncertain terms that Philando Castile ended up dead during a traffic stop at least in part because he was black.Dayton’s Thursday-afternoon remarks came after fatal encounters between police and black men seized the eyes of the nation on consecutive days — and hours before a protest over those shootings was interrupted by bloodshed, as snipers shot and killed five police officers and injured six others in downtown Dallas.The explosion of violence in Dallas came on a night when protests raged across the country over the fatal police shootings of two black men, less than 48 hours apart.
First was the shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge early Tuesday morning — captured on video by a bystander. Then, on Wednesday evening, Castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria manager, was killed in Falcon Heights, where his distraught girlfriend broadcast his final moments in real time on Facebook.
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