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Justice Deferred for Philando Castile- Shock? Hell Naw.

By Steppin’ Razor

On Friday, June 16, 2017, our collective expectations were unfortunately met with the not guilty verdict for the Minnesota cop who shot and killed Philando Castile, a Black man, during a traffic stop last year. Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of second degree manslaughter and two counts of intentional discharge of a firearm that endangers safety.

Damn…

The shooting garnered worldwide attention after cell phone video footage of its aftermath filmed and uploaded onto social media by Castile’s then-girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds. In the video, she frantically describes what is happening while showing a confused and fading Castile bleeding in the passenger seat. Yanez can be heard yelling hysterically in the background.

Yes, justice has been, once again, deferred for Black people who have the misfortune of encountering police in this society. As if we needed reminding, the system(s) continue to fail

Philando Castile’s Girlfriend Arrested for Alleged Attack

By MCNS Staff

Diamond Reynolds

Diamond Reynolds

Diamond Reynolds, who live-streamed the fatal police shooting of her boyfriend Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Minnesota last year was charged this past Friday, for a reported assault.

According to the AP, Diamond Reynolds and two other women were arrested this past Thursday after a woman reported being attacked and hit in the head with a hammer last Tuesday morning, a police spokesman stated. The victim was reportedly hospitalized with serious injuries but was able to identify the three suspects.

Reynolds, 27, was charged in Ramsey County with two felony counts of assault. Interim bail was set at $90,000 and Reynolds was scheduled to make her first court appearance this past Monday.

According to the complaint, Reynolds struck the victim in the head with a hammer, knocked her to the ground and continued