Castile protesters target city where officer worked

Yanez had initially singled out Castile for a traffic stop because the officer thought he bared a resemblance to a robbery suspect.On Friday, Yanez was cleared of all charges related to Castile’s killing. Prosecutors argued that Yanez had overreacted and that Castile, a school cafeteria worker, was not a threat. Reynolds livestreams the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook. Yanez was immediately pushed to resign from the St. Paul Police Department via a voluntary separation agreement.”Unless our lawmakers get serious about reforming laws that govern lethal force by police, justice will continue to elude grieving families”, said Amnesty International USA researcher Justin Mazzola.But videos of black people dying at the hands of police have led to few convictions.Black gun owners have grown more concerned about their gun rights in light of police officer Jeronimo Yanez being cleared of shooting Philando Castile. He says the shooting had nothing to do with race. After the rally, police said roughly 2,000 people marched down streets in St Paul, at times blocking traffic at intersections. “His death continues to be painful and traumatic for his family, loved ones, and the many people touched by his life”. Under the circumstances, just because he’s a police officer, that makes it OK.July 11: Forty-six people are charged with rioting for the I-94 protest.”You are supposed to be happy, not crying”, he was overheard saying to Yanez’s mother. “God help America”, Reynolds said in a statement Friday.But as darkness fell, a smaller crowd splintered off from the march and walked down an entrance ramp to block Interstate 94.A Minnesota police officer was acquitted Friday in the shooting of a black motorist whose dying moments were captured on Facebook video in a case that shocked the nation.Yanez hired three prominent Minnesota attorneys – Paul Engh, Earl Gray and Thomas Kelly – who have all handled big cases before. “In the meantime, Officer Yanez will not return to active duty”.”He was compliant”, Choi said.Yanez was charged with manslaughter and risky discharge of his firearm.”CAIR-MN understands that the system that allows an African-American man to be shot to death in less than two minutes by a police officer is the same system of racial injustice that profiles and threatens the safety of Muslims in our communities”, Hussein said. No charges were filed in that case.Another demonstrator said, “This was a case where we thought we would really get some justice, and it turns out we can’t”.Judge William H. Leary III is head of Ramsey County District Court’s civil division.Philando Castile was shot by police during a routine traffic stop. He said, “Sir, I have to tell you that I do have a firearm on me”.Castile’s death last July sparked massive protests in Minnesota and across the country. It played a prominent role in last-minute budget negotiations but did not pass. Yanez testified he believed Castile was reaching for the gun he admitted to being licensed to carry.The verdict also tells blacks that “the Second Amendment does not apply to them” because Castile “was honest with the officer about having a weapon in the auto, and there is no evidence that he attempted to or meant to use the weapon against the officer”, the Louisiana Democrat said.”All of us as Americans should be troubled by these shootings, because these are not isolated incidents”, Obama said at the time.February 27: Yanez enters a not guilty plea.One bullet hit the armrest between Reynolds and Castile. Yanez yelled, “Don’t move!” Defense attorneys appealed, but Leary’s decision was upheld.