There Is No Justice for Philando Castile

June 17, 2017

Police officer Jeronimo Yanez “was cleared Friday in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on Facebook.”

“‘He didn’t deserve to die the way he did,’ Philando Castile’s sister, Allysza, said, through tears. ‘I will never have faith in the system.'”

Black lives are at risk by systemic racism prevalent in law enforcement and the denial that keeps it from being honestly addressed.  The criminal justice system obviously is not the place to address this horrific problem.  Where do we turn when the systems of justice fail the marginalized among us?

I think we have no place left to turn but to turn to each other.  Open your mind, listen to the cries of your neighbors, it’s time to do something.

Read an article on the protests that followed the verdict on the Chicago Tribune website.

Read a passionate article written by Julia Craven for the Huffington Post.

 

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Marg Herder
Marg Herder is the Director of Public Information for EEWC-CFT, a Christian feminist organization working for gender (and LGBTQIA) justice in Christianity since 1974. She is the content manager and developer of the organization’s website, Christian Feminism Today. Marg identifies as a trans* lesbian writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. She works to draws attention to the ongoing violence directed at women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society, the desperate need for an understanding of God that includes the Divine Feminine, and Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence.

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