Colin Kaepernick Compares Police to Slave Patrol After Philando Castile Verdict

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 19, 2017

Football player Colin Kaepernick compared the police to slave catchers after a jury cleared an officer for the fatal shooting of Philando Castile Friday.

Kaepernick captioned his tweet: 'The quarterback captioned the image: 'A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without effect, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled!'

That in itself isn't too inflammatory, but the accompanying image of a police badge pictured alongside a "runaway slave patrol" badge riled many people.

Kaepernick tweeted his displeasure with the verdict, with a graphic reading "You can't ignore your history - always remember who they are".

In July 2016, Yanez shot Philando Castile, 32, at point blank range during a traffic stop in Minnesota capital, St. Paul.

"None of this would have happened but for Philando Castile", defense attorney Earl Gray said.

In the Facebook video, Castile said he wasn't reaching for his gun, which he had a permit to carry.

The case garnered immediate attention because Castile's girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook. After the verdict, St. Anthony announced plans to dismiss Yanez. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell downplayed that belief during a Los Angeles Rams All-Access event this week.

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