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Killer Mike’s Prophesy

On  July 6, 2016, Michael Render appeared as a guest on the Atlanta radio station HOT 107.9. He was there to talk about an incident that occurred the previous evening in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis-Saint Paul. Just after 9 p.m., Philando Castile, a 32-year-old African American man, was pulled over by police officers for a broken taillight. His girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter were in the car. An officer approached the driver’s side window, informed Castile why he pulled him over and asked for Castile’s license and insurance. Castile handed the officer a piece of paper, presumably...