Where is Trump? Philando Castile's Family Wants President To Intervene


Some held signs that read "this hurts" and "Justice not served for Philando". Paul area after the verdict. He was licenced to have the weapon, and had been told to inform officers of the firearm in those situations for his safety. The announcement comes one day after the anniversary of the high-profile killing by police of another black man in Minnesota, Jamar Clark in Minneapolis.

Among the arrested were two journalists - Susan Du from City Pages and David Clarey from the Minnesota Daily, who were charged with unlawful assembly and being a public nuisance.

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"To build trust", she added, "we need a democratic system of policing where our communities have an equal say in the way their neighborhoods are policed".

On July 6th, 2016, Philando died of gunshot wounds in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul. He was acquitted on all counts, including second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of unsafe discharge of a firearm. Officer Yanez pulled him over for a broken tail light, and Philando told him he was licensed to carry a gun and had one in the auto. He says the jury sympathizes with Castile's family.

But Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, who filed charges against the officer, declared such fear unreasonable.

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"This happened with Philando and when they get done they are coming for you and for you and all your interracial children, y'all are next", Valerie Castile said after Friday's verdict.

"I am so very, very, very. disappointed in the system here in the state of Minnesota", Valerie Castile said. Get his license, and don't reach for his gun. The dead man had told the policeman he had a gun elsewhere in the auto.

Yanez claimed that he fired on Philando Castile during the stop because he believed that the victim was going for a gun.

Open carry activist Phil Ector pointed out that many times police have come across black men that own guns illegally, which might poison their interaction with legal gun owners. In the end, a few dozen people were left, and police managed to push them off the freeway. Garner complained that he couldn't breathe on video captured by onlookers. Sherrilyn Ifill, the director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, said the jury's decision shows how hard it is to prosecute a police officer in a fatal shooting. The city settled Rice's family's lawsuit for $6 million. "He let the officer know that he had a firearm and that he was reaching for his wallet, and the officer just shot him in his arm". A grand jury declined to indict Wilson, and the Justice Department opted against civil rights charges. A Minnesota police officer was cleared Friday in th. It contradicted Slager's original statement that Scott had attempted to grab his Taser.

At least 18 people have been arrested in the United States city of St Paul during a mass protest that erupted following the acquittal of a police officer who shot and killed an African American man.

Associated Press Writer Corey Williams in Detroit contributed to this story.