Via NYTimes: Days after a police officer was acquitted of all charges in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist in Minnesota, video of the shooting was publicly released on Tuesday for the first time.
Millions of people have seen the immediate aftermath of the shooting because Mr. Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, had livestreamed it on Facebook. But few have seen video of the moments before that, when the shooting actually took place along a suburban street last year.
This video, from a dashboard camera on Officer Jeronimo Yanez’s patrol car, parked right behind Mr. Castile’s car, was played several times this month to jurors during Officer Yanez’s manslaughter trial but had not been shown outside the courtroom.
The video reveals how a mundane conversation about a broken taillight devolved within seconds into gunfire. The newly released footage provides the fullest account yet of an episode that led to a national debate over police conduct toward black people, but it also leaves unanswered critical questions about what happened that day. Read on at NY
#PhilandoCastile: Celebrity Twitter Reactions To The Not Guilty Verdict
1. Another Day; Another AcquittalSource: 1 of 8
2. Colin Kaepernick
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My heart aches for Philando's family. pic.twitter.com/Qih4xHpqy0— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) June 16, 2017
3. Danielle Brooks
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Every time you think of Poussey, think of a real Human Being. Shed a real tear. Get angry about a real death. #PhilandoCastile— Danielle Brooks (@thedanieb) June 16, 2017
4. Jeffrey WrightSource: 4 of 8
5. Matt McGorrySource: 5 of 8
6. Alicia Garza
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#PhilandoCastile deserved better. We all do. May there be justice in our lifetimes for all of the families torn apart by police violence.— Alicia Garza (@aliciagarza) June 16, 2017
7. Kumail NanjianiSource: 7 of 8
DashCam Video of Police Killing of Philando Castile Is Released was originally published on wzakcleveland.com