Dear MoveOn member,
The police officer who killed Philando Castile, Jeronimo Yanez, was found not guilty by a mostly-white jury after five days of deliberation—and what's even more enraging is that he could actually PROFIT from the pain and suffering he's caused.1
Nothing can describe the rage that Black people are feeling right now. Will you sign and share the petition demanding that the city of St. Anthony cease all severance negotiations with Yanez immediately?
Right as the verdict came down, the city of St. Anthony fired Yanez from its police department—and announced that they will begin negotiating a "separation agreement" to help Yanez "transition to another career."2
So let's get this straight: Yanez has been on a paid vacation for almost a year, and now the department is offering him a wad of cash to walk away? There is no way we can allow him to profit from the murder of Philando Castile.
—Rashad Robinson, ColorOfChange.org
1. "Minnesota Officer Acquitted in Killing of Philando Castile," The New York Times, June 16, 2017
2. "Hours after officer Yanez is found not guilty in fatal shooting of Philando Castile, marchers close I-94," Star Tribune, June 17, 2017
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