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.


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