Verdict in the Philando Castile Case Spawns Protests

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 20, 2017

Yanez thought Castile fit the description of a robbery suspect and was reaching for a gun.

The acquittal of the Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile in a July 2016 traffic stop outside of St. Paul provoked anger and frustration throughout the country.

The defense also argued Castile, who had a permit for the weapon, was high on marijuana and said that affected his actions.

Castile's death garnered widespread attention after his girlfriend broadcast the shooting's aftermath on Facebook live.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback tweeted a picture of a police badge and a slave catcher badge with the caption, "A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without outcome, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled!"

It has been retweeted more than 32,000 times.

Slave patrols were common in southern USA states where white men would monitor and enforce discipline on black slaves. He said he was protesting police brutality, racial injustice and the oppression of people of color in the United States.

"You call yourself a good cop, but you see one of your colleagues beating somebody", she said.

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

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