My heart sank too … this was a murder! It was documented … Facebook live!
Jury 10 whites, 2 black. What else is left to say? Racism is alive and well in America and there’s no interest in changing that! 😪
It should have come as no surprise. My heart should not have dropped into my shoes. I should not have had any tears left to cry. But it did, it did, and I did.
Jeronimo Yanez was just acquitted by a jury in the murder … yes it was murder … of Philandro Castile in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Need I state that Jeronimo Yanez is white, Philandro Castile was black?
Sequence of events:
06 July 2016 – 32-year-old Philandro Castile, cafeteria manager at the local Montessori school, was driving with his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds a few minutes after 9:00 p.m., when police officer Jeronimo Yanez, age 29, pulled him over in a ‘routine’ traffic stop allegedly because of a burned-out brake light. Yanez approached the car window and asked Castile for his license and proof of insurance. As Mr. Castile reached for his wallet, presumably to get his…
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