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Valerie Castile: 'The system continues to fail black people'

Valerie Castile: 'The system continues to fail black people'

St. Anthony Police Department officer Jeronimo Yanez, 29, was found not guilty of all three charges he faced in the death of 32-year-old Philando Castile: second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of intentional discharge of a risky weapon for endangering the safety of Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her four-year-old daughter. Castile's girlfriend, sitting beside him as Yanez fired seven shots, said she recorded video of the scene because she feared that she and her 4-year-old daughter, in the car's rear seat, were in danger.

"I am so disappointed in the state of Minnesota", Philando Castile's mother, Valerie Castile, told reporters on Friday after the verdict was announced, the Star-Tribune reports.

"The system in this country continues to fail black people and will continue to fail us", she added.

Many people waved signs and chanted in unison "stand up, fight back" and "if we don't get no justice, they don't get no peace".

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"Philando's case is one of the most blatant examples of police officers being allowed to kill people with impunity, and I think it will be a wake-up call for people who thought that at a minimum, at least in this case, there would be some semblance of justice", she said.

In a statement, a Minnesota State Patrol spokeswoman said the protesters were charged with unlawful assembly, among other things, after they declined repeated demands from police to vacate the roadway. Police did arrest 18 individuals who blocked a major highway just outside the downtown area, CNN reported. "This is my license, ' they automatically are reaching for their gun thinking you're going to draw your gun on them, once again not realizing you're a good guy", said Martin, who lives in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

On July 6, 2017, Philando Castile was pulled over while driving by Officer #Jeronimo Yanez.

Wiley added: "I can not stop crying for you, Philando", and Aduba wrote: "Truth lies somewhere here: until we value & speak for the lives of all people, we remain hinged to this chapter of history". But Castile was following Yanez's commands, and It's simply false that the mere presence of a gun makes the encounter more unsafe for the police.

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Jurors deliberated for about 29 hours over five days before reaching the verdict.

When some marchers ignored repeated police orders to disperse, state and local officers arrested 18 of them shortly after midnight, a state police spokesman said. Her organization plans to focus on a campaign to remove police officers from public schools. His death garnered national attention after his girlfriend began recording the incident on Facebook Live.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton issued a statement calling Castile's death a "terrible tragedy", while emphasizing the ongoing efforts to improve police-community relations.

Protests erupted in Minnesota Friday after a local twin cities police officer was found not guilty in a controversial shooting death past year.

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