Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
U.S. | By Monique Johnson

Protests continue in part of "Father's Day for Philando"

Protests continue in part of

On Friday, a Ramsey County jury found St. Anthony officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty on manslaughter and firearms charges for the shooting death of Castile during a traffic stop.

In the wake of that jury verdict Colin Kaepernick disagreed with - the former San Francisco 49ers QB took to Twitter and posted a picture that compared modern day police officers to slave catchers. The images included a caption that read, "You can't ignore your history ..."

Yanez shot Castile five times just seconds after Castile informed him he was carrying a gun.

The case got immediate national attention when Castile's girlfriend live-streamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook.

A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without outcome, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled!

Slave patrols were common in southern U.S. states where white men would monitor and enforce discipline on black slaves.

Kaepernick tweeted his support for Castile's family, noting "My heart aches for Philando's family".

The protesters marched through St. Anthony on Sunday to remember Philando Castile and demonstrate against the acquittal of Officer Jeronimo Yanez. A rally at the state Capitol on Friday led to a march that shut down a stretch of Interstate 94 and resulted in 18 arrests.

'I'm mad as hell right now.

"You call yourself a good cop, but you see one of your colleagues beating somebody", she said.

"As I'm standing here in this parking lot holding this sign that says Minnesota shame".

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