Colin Kaepernick compares police to slave patrols following Castile verdict

by Abel Hampton June 20, 2017, 0:55
Colin Kaepernick compares police to slave patrols following Castile verdict

This case has always been about the actions and inactions of Officer Yanez.

Kaepernick added in his tweet: "A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without outcome, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled!"

Kaepernick was upset after a jury found Minnesota Officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty of all charges after fatally shooting Philando Castile. His girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, the driver in the auto along with her 4-year-old daughter, live-streamed the aftermath to Facebook. The officer testified that Castile was pulling his gun out of his pocket despite his commands not to do so. The officer shot Castile five times after Castile said he was carrying a gun.

Fugitive slave patrols were common in the antebellum South, watching for runaway slaves. He said he was protesting police brutality, racial injustice and the oppression of people of color in the United States.

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi charged Yanez with second degree manslaughter for shooting Castile. Castile said with anger present in her tone. "The system continues to fail black people, and it will continue to fail you all".

Philando's mother, Valerie Castile, gave a speech outside of the courthouse, where she called Yanez a murderer.

TOP News

Justices Could Take Up High-Stakes Fight Over Electoral Maps

UK's Hammond says not deaf to voter weariness on spending cuts

Three charged in shooting at Chicago playground

How to make a bet on chess tournament

Fassone hints AC Milan could hold Donnarumma to contract

Players that will annoy you at the casino

Crore In Energy Projects In India

Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

Trump acknowledges he is under investigation in alleged Russian Federation meddling

LG G7 could arrive as soon as January 2018