November 16, 2016
We have an update to the case of Philando Castile a young man who was wrongfully shot during an interaction with a police officer—a cringe-worthy scene that was recorded for all of us to see:
BREAKING NEWS: Minnesota cop who shot and killed #PhilandoCastile charged with manslaughter.
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) November 16, 2016
— Aaron L. Morrison (@aaronlmorrison) November 16, 2016
We remember Philando Castille clearly explaining to Officer Yanez that he had a registered weapon and still losing his life. Too often cases similar to Philando Castile’s go without punishment—but with the presence of visual evidence we expected a much harsher punishment.
(Sigh) We can’t help but be feel disappointed once again in our justice system.
TELL US: What are your thoughts on this news? Do you believe the charge fit the crime?