Philando Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, believed that her “son’s death would be the case to upend the pattern of “not guilties” and deadlocked juries, the New York Times reports.
That was not the case when an all-white jury acquitted Officer Jeronimo Yanez in a shocking verdict last week.
Ms. Castile said after the verdict was read, “A murderer gets away,” said Ms. Castile, visibly anguished. “The system in this country continues to fail black people.”
Listen to Ms. Castile’s reaction to the verdict in her son’s murder case. She is speaking truth to power.
— deray mckesson (@deray) June 16, 2017