The Philando Castile Verdict Was a Miscarriage of Justice

Yesterday, a Minnesota jury acquitted St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer Jeronimo Yanez of second-degree manslaughter charges in the shooting of Philando Castile. In considering the rightness of the verdict, pay close attention to the transcript of the fatal encounter. Here it is, via CNN: 9:05:00 p.m. — Castile’s vehicle came to a complete stop. 9:05:15 – 9:05:22 p.m. — Yanez approached Castile’s car on the driver’s side. 9:05:22 – 9:05:38 p.m. — Yanez exchanged greetings with Castile and told him of the brake light problem. 9:05:33 p.m. — St. Anthony Police Officer Joseph Kauser, who had arrived as backup, approached Castile’s car on the Read More …

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