Right now I need some time to think about what I just witnessed in the Philando Castile case.
Another officer being acquitted of a murder of a Black man by a predominantly white jury. The silence of the NRA and police departments in this case and countless others.
And the justice system failing the Black community once again in the case of a cop killing a Black person
Driving while Black is not a death sentence. But it is ongoing incidents like this that have me and others Black folks playing NWA on an endless loop, questioning this country’s commitment to unbiased justice, and believing that Officer Oppressor, not Officer Friendly parols our neighborhoods.
I’m going to let Valerie Castile, the mother of Philando Castile speak. This is her reaction immediately after the unjust verdict acquitting Jeronimo Yanez came from a predominately white Minnesota jury.