Judge in Yanez Trial Says Verdict Backlash is from Lack of Understanding

He wrote a letter to jurors, saying no one understands the difficult task they had to go through

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — The judge in the trial of the Minnesota police officer accused of fatally shooting Philando Castile says he supports the jury and their verdict. The judge wrote a letter addressed to the jurors telling them all of the backlash is coming from people who don’t understand the job jurors were asked to do and says…

Twin Cities Pride Parade Organizers Say Police Presence Needs to be Minimal

The parade draws about 350,000 people

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade have asked police to minimize their participation in Sunday’s event. They say they’re trying to respect the pain many are feeling following last week’s acquittal of Officer Yanez. But Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, calls the decision disturbing. The parade, which draws about…

Protesters Gathering in Wake of Yanez Not Guilty Verdict; Gov. Dayton, Sen. Klobuchar Speak Out

"This system continues to fail black people and they will continue to fail you all." Valerie Castille, mother of Philando Castille

ST. PAUL, Minn. — After five days of deliberation, Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty on all counts in the shooting death of Philando Castile. Family members met with reporters after the court case came to a close. “This system continues to fail black people and they will continue to fail you all,” said Valerie Castille, mother of Philando Castille….