Protesters, including Black Lives Matter activists, have been “protesting” in St. Paul after a jury found Officer Jeronimo Yanez innocent of murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man, Philando Castile, at a traffic stop.
Watch them marching through St. Paul yesterday.
The “protesters” announced before the jury handed down the decision that they didn’t care what the jury decided- Yanez was guilty.
Yanez shot Castile during a July 6 traffic stop seconds after Castile informed him he was carrying a gun. The officer testified that Castile was ignoring his commands not to pull out the gun and he feared for his life.
About 18 “protesters” have been arrested so far.
Black Lives Matter has publicly said they condemn the violence, a departure from their past behavior.
They were blocking a bridge last night and they’ve been staking out the Governor’s mansion also.
Many of the activists are members of Black Lives Matter, an astro-turf movement which arose out of the Michael Brown, Hands Up, Don’t Shoot riots. When Castile was shot, after a meeting in Spain, Obama compared these bands of third world-style leftists to “abolitionists”, “women’s suffrage activists”, “war activists” and so on.
Obama said they have transformed America for the better.
Protests [riots] can be “messy and controversial,” he said as he encouraged protesters to “maintain a respectful, thoughtful tone”. This was after five Dallas officers were assassinated by a racist because they were white cops.
Hillary Clinton has fully embraced the leftist group and has said we need their voices. She praised them earlier last year. She “so admires them” because of their complaints against the “systemic bias” in police departments. She called them civil rights activists.
Immediately after the shooting, Black Lives Matter was behind riots in St. Paul.
— Howard Rothenburg (@hrothenb) July 10, 2016