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The Systemic MURDER Of Philando Castile: One Yr. Later

by OD Thursday, Jul. 06, 2017 at 2:00 AM

To believe Jeronimo Yanez, you would have to believe that Philando Castile, a law-abiding, peaceful cafeteria manager at a local elementary school who had a concealed-carry permit, was for some unknown reason bent on murdering the police officer who had pulled him over because of an alleged faulty brake light. You would also have to believe that Castile, having decided to shoot Yanez, thought it was a good idea to calmly announce, "Sir, I have to tell you that I do have a firearm on me." On June 16th this year, 12 White jurors decided to believe Yanez.

The Systemic MURDER ...
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What else could he have possibly done? No excuses this time. Seriously, what else could he have done? If you are White and believe in a citizen's right to bare arms, and oppose state-tyranny, then YOU ought to be asking the same question. Most likely you aren't though... more on that shit *later.

If you're reading this, whether you acknowledge police terrorism or defend the bastards at every turn, then you might've heard this story. One of the most horrific, enraging, frustrating, and well-covered cases of police murder since last year, Philando Castile is a name that people should be as familiar with as Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin.

One year ago today on July 6nd 2016, Black motorist, law-abiding citizen, loyal wage-earner, father - Philando Divall Castile - was ruthlessly gunned down within moments of a "routine" traffic stop. He was 32 years old. Castile was murdered as his partner and fiancee Diamond Reynolds sat right next to him. The couple's young daughter, four years old at the time, sat in the back seat. This state-murder occurred in Falcon Heights, MINN, a suburban enclave outside Saint Paul. The savage monster responsible for Castile's murder was officer Jeronimo Yanez - gang member of the Saint Anthony Police Gestapo (SAPG) at that time (St. Anthony is another nearby suburb located within greater Metro St. Paul). Castile, a school cafeteria manager with a near spotless criminal record (not that it matters), was also a registered legal gun-owner with a permit to carry. In the initial moments of the traffic stop, Castile informed pig Yanez that he was indeed a permitted gun owner - something that Castile wasn't even legally obligated to do. Under Minnesota law, a citizen is not required to volunteer that they have a concealed gun on them, unless an officer asks. So, Castile was already going above and beyond what was legally required of him... for all the goddamned good it did, though. Lesson: be shady, be crooked, don't be honest, and don't tell cops shit! If they ask, LIE!

The moment law-abiding Castile told criminal cop Yanez of his permit and carry status, the scared-ass pig started panicking. With all professional composure out the window, Yanez yelled at Castile: "DON'T REACH FOR IT!". Castile and Reynolds both repeatedly told Yanez that he was not reaching for his gun, but license and legal papers. Before the couple could get another word out, Yanez pumped 7 bullets into Castile, nearly missing his girlfriend and daughter. Castile was dead in less than a minute after being pulled over... apparently for a broken tail light, which that was never even verified. Using her mobile device, Reynolds live-streamed the immediate aftermath of her boyfriend's murder on Facebook, in graphic unflinching detail. The post-snuff video went viral instantly, and within days Castile's murder was receiving global attention. On November 16th 2016, Ramsey County District Attorney John Choi announced three criminal charges against Yanez: one count of second degree manslaughter and two counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm (because Castile's girlfriend and daughter were placed directly in harm's way). On June Friday 16th 2017, murderer Yanez was acquitted on all charges by an all-White jury. That same day, he was unceremoniously fired from the St. Anthony Police regime. Yanez had been on paid vacation up until that point. He's still eligible to apply at another police regime elsewhere, and they'll probably hire his yellow ass, too. Like pedophile priests who get shuffled from one parish to another in search of new victims, killer cops typically move from one police dept. to another. A proven menace to society, a cop typically retains his position even after taking an innocent life. And even if they are fired (which is rare), these savage pigs often end up getting rehired. Either to the same regime that employed them before, or in another city somewhere else.

On Tuesday June 20th, St. Anthony police felt it "safe enough" to Release dash cam video of the police stop. Reynold's live-streamed video capturing the moments after Castile's murder have been widely viewed countless times. However, the police dash cam video had been publicly withheld until four days post-verdict. It shows the entire traffic stop from the moment Yanez approaches Castile's vehicle, to the moment his four-year old daughter is hustled out from the back seat by another filthy pig. Had this video been made public sometime last year, Yanez's goose would have been cooked... not that Reynold's Facebook video wasn't evidence enough. Not to mention all the other physical evidence against Yanez. The St. Anthony Terrorist Police regime deliberately withheld potentially game-changing evidence from the general public. They did so because they knew how bad it was! Yanez - a self-loathing Latino cop who willingly conducted the bidding of his White supremacist masters - was swiftly thrown under the bus in the end, despite his acquittal. One pathetic flea on the beasts' backside gets swatted, but the beast remains well and intact. Most likely, Castile's family will go through the motions of a wrongful death suit, which will be settled in two or three years. Michael Brown's parents just recently had to go through the same thing. Perhaps Castile's very young daughter will even get a nice trust fund out of this (for the senseless murder of her father, it's literally the very least anyone can do).

*Speaking of White supremacy, the National Rifle Association's near-dead silence regarding the Philando Castile murder has not gone unnoticed. One would think that a group that lobbies so zealously for the 2nd Amendment would be outraged that an LAW-ABIDING GUN OWNER would be ruthlessly executed in front of his family by a government thug. And that said thug would later get away with murdering an innocent gun owner. But two days after Castile's death, the so-called "gun rights" organization issued this cautious response in which they don't even bother mentioning Castile by name:

"The reports from Minnesota are troubling and must be thoroughly investigated. In the meantime, it is important for the NRA not to comment while the investigation is ongoing. Rest assured, the NRA will have more to say once all the facts are known."

- NRA official statement, June 18th 2016.

Since then, the NRA has remained dead silent regarding Castile. They have issued no follow-up statement since the June 16th verdict. And they have not responded to requests for comments from various news outlets. The NRA has had nothing to say at all. However, they did recently put out this "clinched fist of truth" promotional ad. So the NRA has gone full retard. And notice that the hate speech ad doesn't even mention guns or so much as vaguely address gun rights. This all proves that the NRA is not only a White Supremacist/White terrorist shill group, sure as the KKK - but they don't even give a shit about gun rights in the first place! They obviously don't give a shit about Black people's gun rights, this much ought to be very clear.

This is the desperate state of affairs Black people find themselves in: terrorist police regimes all over the country, the so-called "judicial" system, mainstream media, and the presidency - all diseased and rendered cancerous with White supremacy! Events of the past year have proven especially eye-opening: the state execution of a legal Black gun owner, a rigged and stolen election, a false and incompetent presidency, a sharp (yet predictable) rise in White terror and White-led violence. Black people are in danger, now more than ever! But they shouldn't let Castile's martyrdom dissuade them from exorcising their rights. Castile was a legal permitted gun owner. He was compliant with police. He did nothing wrong and broke no law. Yet, he was still murdered! THIS is what Black people are up against in this fucked-up country: racist authorities, White vigilantes, an utterly worthless and corrupt legal system. And all are heavily armed. The situation has come full-circle and baring a remarkable resemblance to 100+ years ago. Black people needed to protect themselves then. More than ever, we need to protect ourselves NOW. Our lives are literally at stake!

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