RT America -- June 16, 2017
Officer acquitted of manslaughter in killing of Philando Castile
Officer Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota policeman who shot and killed Philando Castile during a July 2016 traffic stop, has been acquitted of manslaughter as well as two lesser counts of discharging his weapon. Prosecutors argued that Yanez racially profiled Castile, who was black, while the defense argued that Yanez feared for his life. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte reports.
Black people ‘constantly retraumatized’ by police shootings & justice denied – activist
Chicago’s Black Lives Matter organization and other Illinois community groups have sued the federal government to try to make them follow through with Obama-era Justice Department promises of police reform, federal oversight and a consent decree. After Mayor Rahm Emanuel backtracked on his support for the measures, rumors emerged that he was quietly working with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to block attempts to hold the Chicago Police Department accountable. Kofi Ademola, a Black Lives Matter organizer from Chicago, joins RT America’s Ashlee Banks to discuss.