In video, girl begs mother for quiet after Castile shooting

Henrietta Strickland
June 23, 2017

Recently-released documents from Jeronimo Yanez's trial for the murder of Philando Castile have revealed that Yanez's reasoning for shooting Castile stemmed from the smell of marijuana coming from the latter's auto.

Yanez was acquitted of all charges last Friday.

As described in a criminal complaint from Yanez's trial, the first moments of Castile's traffic stop ring true to Smith's experience as a black gun owner.

The girl's mother and Castile's girlfriend.

"That's true", says her mother.

Millions witnessed the moments following the shooting of Castile, as Reynolds pulled out her phone and live streamed Castile in his vehicle bleeding and Yanez still pointing his gun from outside the auto window. Reynolds was in handcuffs.

More and more states are loosening their carry laws, so more and more civilians are out there packing, so I'm surprised stuff like this doesn't happen more often. "Nowhere in the world do you die from being honest and telling the truth".

Trevor Noah isn't just angry about the recent acquittal of Philando Castile's shooter. "I will never have faith in the system".

Jurors acquitted Yanez even though prosecutors said he was not justified in firing his gun, saying Castile was courteous and non-threatening. According to Tom, Yanez's actions were over the top for the situation that he was in.

Dayton, a Democrat, said it was one of the "horrific reminders that everyone...is not treated equally in the state of Minnesota".

"We were confident in our client. However that doesn't take away from the tragedy of the event", Kelly said. On the left side of Officer Yanez's belt sits a taser, an instrument that has been authorized by the Minneapolis Police Department for de-escalation since 2002. The city's statement said they would offer a voluntary separation agreement. Castile, 32, had cared for Reynolds' daughter and helped provide for them. They argued that the officer overreacted and that Castile was not a threat.

Speaking to the audience between taping segments for the show on Tuesday, the 33-year-old said he had been stopped by police "at least eight to 10 times" in the six years he has lived in the US.

"We struggled with it".

"That bias makes it much more reasonable to think that the black man posed a threat", Butler said.

"It's f-cking mind blowing that Diamond Reynolds has just seen her boyfriend shot in front of her", Noah said.

Here's Minnesota Public Radio's Tim Nelson.

"Tell that to the police, okay?" He was found not guilty on a second-degree manslaughter charge and two counts of intentional discharge of a unsafe weapon - given Reynolds and her daughter were both in the vehicle at the time of the shooting.

During The Tom Sullivan Show on Wednesday, Tom reacted to the graphic footage released yesterday that shows Philando Castile being shot by Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez.

Moments later, Reynold's 4-year-old opens the door and walks to Officer Joe Kauser.

Dashcam footage shows Yanez having a calm conversation with Castile about why he pulled him over.

"Okay, give me a kiss". Isn't being shot for exercising those rights a rather obvious target of righteous outrage?

As paramedics roll Castile onto a backboard, his gun falls out of his right front shorts pocket, loaded, but without a round in the chamber.

After the shooting, the video showed Yanez standing at the vehicle window with his gun drawn for some time. Castile tells the officer he is not reaching for the gun, but Yanez continues to yell at Castile to not reach for the gun.

The footage showed a wide view of the traffic stop and the shooting, with the camera pointed toward Castile's vehicle. His voice choked with emotion as he talked of being "scared to death" and thinking of his wife and baby daughter in the split-second before he fired. Yanez can be seen approaching Castile and asking for a driver's license and proof of insurance. What if Castile really had just committed armed robbery and HE was the one who, knowing he was now in very deep trouble, panicked and tried to pull a gun on the police officer?

"He had his grip a lot wider than a wallet", Yanez can be heard saying after. "And, I let off the rounds and then after the rounds were off, the little girls was screaming".

"Mom, please don't scream 'cause I don't want you to get shooted!"

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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