Now that the entire world has seen the dashcam footage of the Philando Castile police shooting as well as the Facebook Live video Castile’s girlfriend started after he was shot. How are the people of America feeling now that the video had been released and the officer who emptied his service weapon into the car during the routine traffic stop. Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of the manslaughter charges and amazingly enough the footage is released after the court proceedings ended. It is in seeing footage such as this and many other cases that makes the American people wonder just what exactly are the police needed for because for the last few years it’s not looking like they are serving and protecting the public.
Although the officer was terminated from his position, reports are circulating that he will receive his severance pay. It consistently boggles the minds of EarHustle411 and the writing staff why these things keep happening. Traffic stops going wrong, black men and women dying in jail for seemingly no explainable reason but the law enforcement personnel who are committing these heinous acts are getting off scott free without being held completely accountable for their actions and are free to get another job else where wearing a badge and a gun.
There has got to be better policing than what the world is witnessing in this day. The lives of the minority American people are at stake and has been for a very long time. Police reform, retraining and readjusting is needed not now but more like yesterday!!
If police reform does not happen soon communities will continued to be faced with an epidemic of this type of misconduct and wrist slapping consequences as well as lackluster judicial results. It all has become the “norm” and not the exception.