Philando Castile – who had been improperly stopped due to racial profiling – told the officer that he had a gun on his person. He told the officer that he had a concealed carry permit. He produced the gun his ID at the officer’s request. – as seen by millions of people.
Jeronimo Yanez should’ve been found guilty of manslaughter, plain and simple.
And the NRA? Its silence speaks volumes. It rushes to exploit the murders of children but doesn’t say a word when a patriot fights back against tyrannical politicians or when a black gun owner gets gunned-down by a police officer.
(Apologies to those who reblogged before my corrections were made.)
The National Rifle Association of America must stop airing its ads that blast the Black Lives Matter movement and call for violence in response, activists from a BLM chapter in Los Angeles said on Friday.
In a video first shared with Mic (above), activists labeled the NRA’s ad as “dangerous propaganda” meant to incite “gun-toting racists.”
It’s getting harder to believe that the National Rifle Association isn’t calling for violence against liberals.
The gun rights group is back with a new video equating the news media with violent, organized anarchy, referring to news outlets as a “Leftist media propaganda machine defending the violent left.”
The latest video specifically targets the Washington Post, and repeatedly names one general assignment reporter in particular.“You people do more to damage our country with a keyboard than every NRA member combined has ever done with a firearm,” NRA TV host Grant Stinchfield said in a video op-ed. Read more.(7/18/2017 3:10 PM)
Former St. Anthony Police Department employee Jeronimo Yanez, the officer recently acquitted of manslaughter in the 2016 shooting of black motorist and gun owner Philando Castile, will receive a $48,500 payout as part of his severance agreement.
The Associated Press reported Monday that the payment is in addition to “up to 600 hours” of accrued compensatory time, a total likely equivalent to several months’ salary. Read more (7/10/17)
The National Rifle Association finally addressed the police shooting death of licensed gun owner Philando Castile on Sunday.
Conservative talk radio host and NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch engaged in a heated exchange on CNN with Women’s March co-organizer Tamika Mallory, who recently wrote a letter to the gun rights group’s CEO Wayne LaPierre condemning his silence on Castile.
Losech said, “Do I believe that Philando Castile deserved to lose his life over a stop? I absolutely do not. I also think that this is why we have things like NRA Carry Guard … to work with law enforcement so they understand what citizens are experiencing when they go through stops like this.” Read more (7/10/17)
His assertion that any American is not a real American is offensive. People born in New York are just as much real Americans as those born in the Rust Belt. And just because you’re a famous singer doesn’t mean you don’t love your country. Check out Whittle’s full statement here.
The first episode of OITNB season 5 makes specific references to just about every major fatal gun violence incident in the past few years (in regards to the gun violence deaths on the show). Sandy Hook, San Bernardino, Charleston SC, Aurora CO, Columbine, Ferguson, Virginia Tech, I could keep going. Each event is mentioned briefly in passing during a mass prison riot, and it is so fucking powerful that they just keep mentioning more and more and more of these incidents, never running out of examples, and very effectively illustrating the true scope of the epidemic of gun violence in this country.
It is fucking brilliant and poignant and I am so so so here for this.