Thousands of Blacks Protest Jury’s Not Guilty Verdict in Philando Castile Shooting Death by Cop


Last year, the shooting death of Philando Castile by Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez was big news.

Hillary Clinton bemoaned the loss of one of America’s finest young men, who had only been convicted of criminal acts 31 times.

Such a fine lad!

Officer Yanez, who is nonwhite, was immediately demonized as a murderer and charged with the shooting by authorities. Yesterday, he was found not guilty by a jury of all charges related to the incident. Nonetheless, as he was acquitted he was also fired. Wikipedia does a credible job of laying out the facts of the case in a concise way.

Meanwhile, in the jungle, the natives grow restless.


St. Paul, Minnesota (CNN)Thousands of protesters gathered Friday night after a jury found a police officer not guilty in last year’s fatal shooting of motorist Philando Castile.

Minnesota State Patrol said it arrested 18 protesters following demonstrations on Interstate 94 in St. Paul. They were arrested after they failed to comply with orders to disperse, the agency posted on Twitter.

St. Paul police estimated that 2,000 people marched peacefully through the streets, including a crowd gathered outside the Minnesota state Capitol. Speakers led chants, sang hymns and urged the protesters not to lose hope.

Some held signs that read “this hurts” and “Justice not served for Philando.”

By late Friday night, about 500 people chanting “Black lives … they matter here!!” marched onto Interstate 94 — two miles west of the Capitol — shutting down traffic in both directions.

The protests were expected. After officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Castile during a traffic stop on July 6, 2016, demonstrations took place across the nation, partly because the aftermath of the shooting was live-streamed on Facebook by Castile’s girlfriend, a passenger in the car.


Organizers of the Friday protest said on Facebook, “This verdict shows how the system is rigged against justice for victims of police terror.”

The jury was composed of eight men and four women, including one black man and one black woman. The jury heard two weeks of testimony and spent about 27 hours deliberating.

“I don’t think this was a fair jury at all, made up of more than half middle-aged white people,” she said.

Numerous groups castigated the decision. Sherrilyn Ifill, the director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, said the jury’s decision shows how difficult it is to prosecute a police officer in a fatal shooting.

“This incident seemed so egregious and avoidable that we hoped that this time, it might be different — that this time, justice might be served,” Ifill said.

“Because if the government can take your life and no one is held responsible, you are a second-class citizen, if not fully dehumanized in the eyes of the law,” she said. “That is the devastating message this verdict, along with all those similar acquittals before it, sends to communities of color across the nation.”

The ACLU said in a statement: “Two Supreme Court decisions from the 1980s allow officers to use deadly force when a reasonable officer on the scene could reasonably fear for their safety. These two decisions create an atmosphere where police violence is sanctioned based on what we think a hypothetical officer could have felt, even if, in reality, the officer was acting recklessly, had ill motives or was acting based on implicit bias.

By the way, there’s one little significant detail the fake news reporting often omits.

Philando Castile had a gun on him.

18 thoughts on “Thousands of Blacks Protest Jury’s Not Guilty Verdict in Philando Castile Shooting Death by Cop

  1. I was just reading up on this over at CTH. I figured you’d put something up about it.

    What all the dummies are also forgetting is that Castile was a dead ringer match for a convenience store robbery several days prior; said store was a few blocks from where Officer Yanez stopped Castile, who was driving the car & was not the passenger.

    Yanez recognized him & that’s why he was stopped. It was not due to tail lights as the girlfriend lied about. It was daytime for one thing, & there are photos after dusk with both tail lights working.

    I can’t believe the PD fired the cop after the aquittal. That’s pretty crappy. And I’d love to know how the 2 blacks voted in the verdict.

    Photo from last night:

  2. From CTH comments, lol:

    “Apparently Philando and his mom missed this important educational film: Chris Rock – How not to get your a** kicked by the police” (4:36-mins.):

  3. Report re local news up there in MN (from CTH comments):

    “My local news (KEYC 12-2 Fox Affiliate) airs at 9pm CST and comes out of Mankato, Minnesota, which is approximately 70 miles south of the Twin Cities. Would you believe they led with this story tonight and dedicated a mere 30 SECONDS to it?!? My mind is blown! But then again, maybe it’s purely strategic. Less attention, less riots. They mentioned NOTHING about the protestors – THANK GOD!”

  4. Comment was posted 11:30pm last night:

    “FB page True North Minneapolis reports BLM/Phillandro cadre and Blue Lives Matter squaring off on Victoria Ave. Advising avoidance of University Ave. and I-94 both directions around Midway, Twin Cities peeps.”

  5. Per comment at 12:01am: “Freeway still blocked.”

    Per comment at 12:15am: “Cops were told not to engage… until now. Now SWAT is there. Crowd being given 5 minutes to disperse. Problem is that this jam is right in the middle of the black community, so more protesters keep coming. Teens on bikes etc. Looks like 500-1,000 troublemakers on the freeway. This ain’t going to end well.”

    Per comment at 1:24am: “Well, they just rolled some buses in. So maybe they’ll start arresting people and clearing the road again for law abiding citizens. We’ll see if that’s too much to hope for.”

    That was the last one with any local info.

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  6. UK Mail now has an article about this. You know how they do their big headlines with bullet points…

    “Eighteen people are arrested as protests break out in St. Paul after cop who killed Philando Castile was CLEARED by mostly white jury – and his mother wished for the officer’s death:
    –Thousands of protesters took to the streets of St Paul, MN Friday after Officer Jeronimo Yanez was cleared of manslaughter in the death of Philando Castile
    –The peaceful protest started at the state Capitol and moved to Interstate I-94
    –18 were arrested at 12.30am after they failed to comply with orders to disperse
    –Speaking with reporters after the verdict, Castile’s mother Valerie Castile said ‘I hope [Yanez] dies tonight’ and called her son’s death ‘murder’
    –Yanez was found not guilty because he said he feared for his life when he thought Castile was reaching for his gun
    –Castile’s girlfriend said the cafeteria worker told the officer he had a gun, and was reaching for his driver’s license after being pulled over for a broken taillight
    –She posted a Facebook live video of Castile from inside the car showing blood seeping through his shirt after the July 6, 2016 shooting
    –Yanez was fired, with officials saying it was best if he was no longer an officer

  7. Back in March 2017, Castile’s upstanding girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, got tired of live videography. Endeavouring for a fresh new start in life, she became an apprentice in the fine art of carpentry, acquainting herself with a great variety of all the tools needed for fine workmanship. She particularly favoured the hammer, finding it to be a most useful tool, see for yourself:

    I think this would be a wonderful opportunity to pause for a moment and give thanks for the ‘great’ contributions of the non-white, communist/liberal, non-Christian (etc) communities to our Western White Society. Their peaceful, honest, caring and generous nature makes them ideal neighbours, lending testimony to their exceptional family values and parenting skills unrivalled by White culture. Their commitment to revolutionary academic ‘excellence’ enriches our schools and serves as an example to us all hoping to achieve prominence as a people. Real estate values are elevated by the influx of the aforementioned into any given area due to their extraordinary, respectful ‘caring’ nature of others, exemplifying all they have achieved through their enthusiasm for self improvement by hard work and a self-reliant can-do nature. Without their industrious and creative drive, we would be poorer as a nation.

    Having said that, I’m heading for the nearest toilet bowl and vomit.

    OK, I’m back. By my own estimation, there won’t be a single White Human left on this planet by the year 2133 or, in 117 years from now. I look forward to seeing (from above) how fast society will degenerate without us, the supreme White race.


  8. Yanez was guilty trigger happy cop I’m pro police but this was a bad shooting Castile told Yanez he had a gun and concealed carry permit why would he offer that to the Officer if he had criminal intent. Michael Slager should have been found not guilty Yanez belongs in jail!

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