Somehow I missed the part of the 2nd Amendment that reads “this amendment applies to white people only, no Black people need apply.” Apparently it’s just accepted in the eyes of the law that this is the case. When Philando Castile, his girlfriend and their child were racially profiled by the monster that is Jeronimo Yanez, Castile informed officer Yanez that he was a licensed gun owner. That wasn’t enough to stop him from being coldly shot to death in cold blood for no reason. Precisely one year later Yanez has been acquitted for committing this bloody crime. The NRA has of course remained silent on his unjust murder because their organization exists to organize what they perceive to be modern-day slave patrols.
To the surprise of exactly no one paying attention in 21st century America, another extrajudicial killing by a cop ends with the killer walking free:
The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop was acquitted on all charges by a jury Friday, a decision that came nearly a year after the encounter was partially streamed online before a rapt nation in the midst of a painful reckoning over shootings by law enforcement.
Officer Jeronimo Yanez pulled Castile’s car over in Falcon Heights, a suburb near Minneapolis and St. Paul, and the officer later said he thought Castile matched the description of a suspect in a robbery. The stop quickly escalated.
Yanez fired into the car, saying later he thought Castile was going for his gun, a claim Castile’s girlfriend, sitting in the seat next to him, disputed. She began filming the aftermath of the shooting…
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