Spectators Hold ‘Unite For Castile’ Signs After Funeral

2:35 p.m.
    
Faith leaders and musicians delivered messages of hope at a funeral for a black Minnesota man who was fatally shot by a suburban St. Paul police officer.
    
Mourners filled the 3,000-seat Cathedral of St. Paul to pay their respects to 32-year-old Philando Castile, whose white casket arrived and left on a horse-drawn carriage. After the service ended, people lined up along the cathedral’s long stairs holding “Unite for Philando” signs as Castile’s casket passed.
    
Castile was shot during a July 6 traffic stop. His girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook.
    
The Rev. Steve Daniels Jr. of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church asked during the funeral why racial profiling still happens. He says he’s thankful for police and their service, but that people need to find a way to come together.

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12:30 p.m.
    
The funeral is underway for a black man who was fatally shot by a suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, police officer last week.
    
More than 1,500 mourners have filled the Cathedral of St. Paul to remember 32-year-old Philando Castile, whose white casket arrived on a horse-drawn carriage.
    
Church officials say texts for the ecumenical service will focus on preserving peace, justice and reconciliation.
    
Castile was shot several times by a suburban St. Paul officer during a July 6 traffic stop. Castile’s girlfriend streamed the shooting’s aftermath live on Facebook.
    
Gov. Mark Dayton, who has suggested that race played a role in Castile’s death, is attending.
    
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1:15 a.m.
    
A black Minnesota man who was fatally shot by a police officer last week will be remembered at an ecumenical service at a stately Catholic cathedral.
    
The funeral for 32-year-old Philando Castile will be held Thursday at the century-old Cathedral of St. Paul. The cathedral’s rector, the Rev. John Ubel, will lead the prayers while Pastor Steve Daniels Sr. of nearby Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will deliver a eulogy.
    
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, requested the cathedral hold her son’s funeral.
    
Church officials say texts for the liturgy will focus on preserving peace, justice and reconciliation.
    
Philando Castile was shot several times by a suburban St. Paul officer during a traffic stop July 6. Castile’s girlfriend streamed the shooting’s aftermath live on Facebook.
    
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1:05 a.m.
    
More police departments are getting robots like the one Dallas police used to blow up a suspect last week and officials say they’re willing to use them to kill, if necessary.
    
The Dallas Police Department’s first-in-the-nation use of the robot to deliver and detonate a bomb has triggered buzz about the use of machines designed for surveillance and disarming bombs.
    
Law enforcement officials elsewhere have credited the Dallas department’s decision to not expose any other officers to harm from a man who had already killed five of their own.
    
Sid Heal, of the California Association of Tactical Officers, says nobody wanted to be the first to use a robot to kill, but the door is open now that it’s been proven effective.
    
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1 a.m.
    
The final moments of Philando Castile’s life revolved around a gun he was licensed to carry and instructed to tell authorities about when stopped.
    
Castile was killed by a police officer last week during a traffic stop in suburban St. Paul. Castile’s girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook and said he was shot while reaching for his ID after telling the officer he had a gun permit and was armed.
    
Allysza Castile says she and her brother took a gun class together last year. They went to Total Defense in Ramsey, where owner Dan Wellman says they teach students to hand over their permits with their driver’s licenses.
    
The attorney for St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez says Yanez was reacting to the presence of a gun when he fired.

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