Third day of protests against Yanez verdict draws anger and tears but no violence
Jun 19, 2017 - Star Tribune
Two days after the verdict that broke the hearts anew of Philando Castile’s family members, friends and many in the community, marchers took to the streets again on Sunday afternoon.The rage continued, the tears continued, the chants of “Shame” and “Shut it down” continued.The three-hour rally and march started at noon at the St. Anthony City Hall and Police Department and drew about 300 people at its height. The group listened to organizer Corydon Nilsson, formerly of Black Lives Matter St....
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Jun 19, 2017
If, as the saying goes, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result, then hoping against hope that this time — surely this time — an officer who shot a black man in cold blood would be held to account, is a type of insanity most profound. Or at the very least evidence of an overactive Read more...
Jun 18, 2017
For black Minnesotans, the acquittal of Jeronimo Yanez in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile was the latest sign of a criminal justice system that often delivers heartbreak.“The first thing I thought is the system is a joke,” said Lewis McCaleb, 19, of Minneapolis, who just graduated from the High School for Recording Arts in St. Paul. “It puts fear Read more...
Jun 18, 2017
A second day of more reflective demonstrations drew protesters to downtown Minneapolis on Saturday night, where activists intermittently blocked vehicle and light-rail traffic to protest the acquittal of officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting death of Philando Castile.The event, dubbed the “Solidarity March Against Police Violence and White Silence,” followed an evening rally at Loring Park that featured calls for Read more...
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