Colin Kaepernick Compares Police To Runaway Slave Patrol

Colin Kaepernick Compares Police To Runaway Slave Patrol

Protesters are marching for a third day straight today over the not guilty verdict of Jeronimo Yanez on Friday afternoon in St. Anthony, Minnesota.

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.

Castille's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, recorded the scene after the shooting and broadcast it on Facebook.

Kaepernick added in his tweet: "A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without outcome, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled!"

Testifying that Mr. Castile disregarded his order to not pull the gun out, Officer Yanez fired seven shots into the vehicle, five of which hit Castile.

Kaepernick tweeted his support for Castile's family, noting "My heart aches for Philando's family".

Kaepernick began his protest to bring attention to what he sees as police brutality in America, particularly against minorities and people of color.

Castile's furious mother Valerie Castile gave a rousing speech outside the Ramsey County Courthouse in response to the verdict, calling her son's death a murder while saying: 'I hope (Yanez) dies tonight!' Castile said with anger present in her tone. 'The system continues to fail black people, and it will continue to fail you all.

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