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.