Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

Olive Rios
June 19, 2017

Authorities repeatedly asked protesters to leave before making 18 arrests shortly after midnight on Saturday, the statement said. We hope they will be held and met with the same restraint that was shown on Friday in St. Paul.

Speaking to the press, Philando Castile's mother Valerie Castile said the policeman got away with murder.

About 150 people met on the rainy day and marched throughout downtown, at times stopping light rail trains and slowing traffic, to call for an end to police violence.

Last year, Philando Castile's death sent shock waves across the country and the internet when the aftermath of his shooting was live-streamed on Facebook by his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, while her 4-year-old daughter sat in the back seat of the auto.

About 200 people turned out for that demonstration in Minneapolis - the state's largest city that borders St. Paul - according to the Star Tribune newspaper.

'The system continues to fail black people I am so disappointed in the state of Minnesota.

But no video existed of exactly what happened inside the vehicle.

"Stand up and be the leader that you say you are", the uncle said to Trump, adding that that civil rights charges be brought to Officer Jeronimo Yanez.

In a Facebook post Saturday, the Democratic lawmaker said that he was heartbroken for Castile's family, and he called for the country to reckon with "systemic racial inequalities" and dismantle them.

Yanez testified that Castile, a school cafeteria worker, was reaching for his gun despite his commands not to pull it out. During the exchange, Castile told Yanez that he had a firearm on him at the time.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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