Philado Castile’s Mom Keeps It Real About Justice for Black In America, “F*ck the Police” [Watch]
Philado Castile’s mom could not be silenced any longer after Jeronimo Yanez, the police officer who killed her 32-year-old son Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota last year, had been found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter and not guilty of two counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm. The heartbroken parent took to Facebook to express her pains, rage and resentment for the judicial system and the police.
“I’m sure y’all seen this bullshit that happened today,” she said, sitting in a car wearing dark sunglasses. “Fuck what they talking about!. I’ve been holding myself, trying to be strong, and not say the wrong things because I already know how they get down. I’m 61 years old. I’ve seen it, I’ve smelled it, I’ve heard it. Now you see exactly what these mother fuckers think about us. They murdered my mother fucking son with his seat belt on. So what does that say to you?”
She continues, “Now, they got free reign to keep killing us any kind of way they want to. So I just want to say one thing to everybody out there: I don’t give a fuck what you do. Do what your heart desires ’cause that shit wasn’t right…and fuck the police!
As previously reported, Yanez shot Castile five times during a traffic stop in the St. Paul suburb, just seconds after Castile told the officer that he was carrying a gun. Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, streamed the victim’s lifeless, blood-covered body on Facebook Live, showing Yanez with his gun still pointed at Castile.
Defense attorneys argued the 29-year-old Latino officer was scared for his life and was justified in the shooting. Prosecutors disputed, saying Yanez never saw a gun and had several options than shooting an unarmed Castile, who they insisted never was a threat to the officer.