Protests continue in part of "Father's Day for Philando"

Valerie Castile seethed with rage lamenting what she calls the lack of justice for African American people in this country

Valerie Castile seethed with rage lamenting what she calls the lack of justice for African American people in this country

Outraged family, friends, and attorneys on Philando Castile's behalf shared sentiments of anger, grief, and disbelief at the outcome, the verdict of which resulted in St. Paul policeman Jeronimo Yanez being acquitted of charges against him for the shooting and killing of Castile.

26 people were arrested from both the capitol and freeway protests.

"The City of St. Anthony has concluded that the public will be best served if Officer Yanez is no longer a police officer in our city", it said in a statement.

This is now the third straight day people have taken to the streets over this verdict. Yanez was charged with manslaughter in the death of Castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, during a July 6 traffic stop that turned deadly seconds after Castile alerted the officer that he was carrying a gun.

Yanez testified that Castile was reaching for his gun despite his commands not to pull it out.

The shooting gained national attention after the graphic video of the bloodied Castile - taken by his girlfriend Goldie Taylor inside the auto moments after he was shot - was posted on YouTube. When they get done with us, they're coming for you, for you, for you, and all your interracial children.

The evidence included squad auto video, but its wide view didn't capture exactly what happened inside the vehicle - leaving jurors to essentially decide whether they believed Yanez when he said Castile had his hand on the gun.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton issued a statement calling Castile's death a "terrible tragedy", while emphasizing the ongoing efforts to improve police-community relations.

"I'm sure he's looking down, and that's the symbol of the wings", Iman said. He was faced two lesser counts of endangering Reynolds and her daughter for opening fire into the vehicle. Yanez shot Castile five times. Like many who expressed alarm at the verdict, they were critical of the makeup of the jury: eight men (one black) and four women (also one black).

"All of us as Americans should be troubled by these shootings, because these are not isolated incidents", Obama said at the time.

"There has always been a systemic problem in the state of Minnesota, and me thinking, common sense that we would get justice".

The dead man's mother, Valerie Castile, speaking to reporters outside the court afterwards, said: "I'm mad as hell right now". The protestors also say they were trying to raise awareness of violence against transgender people of color. Protests erupted in the Twin Cities and beyond.

Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy with a pellet gun tucked into his waistband, was fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer in November 2014. However, he was reaching into his pocket to retrieve his identification for the officer, as requested, when shots were fired.

An attorney for Mr Yanez, Mr Earl Gray, praised the verdict. "He was just doing his job".

Prosecutors said Yanez was not justified in firing his gun, saying that Castile was courteous and non-threatening.

The protesters, who were booked at the Ramsey County Jail, face charges for being a pedestrian on the highway and other charges, Nielson said.

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