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Philando Castile’s family reaches $3 million settlement with Minnesota police

  • The Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Philando Castile in 2016 has reached a settlement with his mother, Valerie Castile, the Associated Press reported Monday. 
  • According to Valerie Castile’s attorneys, the city of St. Anthony, Minnesota, has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to avoid a federal wrongful death lawsuit over the 32-year-old’s July 6 shooting death.
  • The League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust, St. Anthony’s liability insurer, will pay out the $2.995 million settlement, which requires approval by a state court, according to the AP. Read more (6/26/17)

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firebird963  asked:

I'm having a difficult time explaining to my parents why the Toronto police aren't allowed to be part of the Toronto Pride in uniform. Could I have some links explaining the whole ordeal?

Some good links worth reading on this subject:

What the ‘lavender scare’ tells us about Pride and its future

White, straight, cisgender politicians have no business defining Pride celebrations: Cole | Toronto Star

Black Pride Matters

How Black Lives Matter co-founder Janaya Khan sees Canada 

Pride has divorced blackness from queerness: Cole | Toronto Star

Exclusive: Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder responds to Pride action criticism

Black space matters at PRIDE — and everywhere - The Workers’ Action Centre

‘My Pride includes Black Lives Matter,’ says one of the parade’s original organizers

Pride has always been political: Black LGBT community leaders on parade controversy

Statement by The LGBTQ Committee of the Ontario NDP on Black Lives Matters action in the parade.

Hear from Black Lives Matter themselves on how their actions did not hurt the LGBTQ community

Black Lives Matter Protest Proves Pride Needs More Empathy, Less Prejudice

Alexandra Williams, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto on their decision to protest and advocate for more inclusivity at Pride Toronto