Let’s get this out of the way; Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of the murder of Philando Castile. We’ve been here before with Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, Tamir Rice and countless others. The defenses argument in case comes with some variation, but the meaning behind their statements are the same; my life was threatened, he didn’t comply and he had a weapon. F*** beating around the bush; Philando Castile was murdered – point, blank, period.
Philando Castile lost his life thanks to a reckless bullet from a trigger happy cop, but that isn’t even the worst of it. Millions of people on various social media sites got to watch his life fade away via Facebook Live. There is nothing that can be done about death; there is something that can be done for the people are alive in it’s aftermath.