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Celebs Express Outrage After Officer Acquitted in Philando Castile Shooting

Celebs Express Outrage After Officer Acquitted in Philando Castile Shooting

Celebs are outraged after Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile in July 2016, was acquitted by a jury.

Castile‘s death made headlines after his girlfriend live streamed everything that happened on Facebook. His daughter was also in the car when an officer pulled them over for a broken taillight.

When Castile told the officer that he had a gun on him, which was not visible, the officer shot five bullets into the innocent man.

Stars like Rosario Dawson, Chelsea Clinton, and Orange Is the New Black cast members Danielle Brooks, Samira Wiley, and Uzo Aduba have all spoken out about the acquittal.

Click inside to read what more celebs are tweeting…

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  • Cruizin1960

    Way to completely leave out the little detail of the officer telling him to keep his hands visible and his instructions NOT being followed. THAT is why the officer fired.

  • Gina

    Sickening.

  • Fred alonso

    Interesting how Chelsea and Ivanka both married the sons of convicted federal felons.

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  • forest4trees

    BS!!! He told him to get his ID!!!

  • Cruizin1960

    So said the woman who was with him…the woman who LIED about him not receiving any medical assistance until the Paramedics arrived…there is proof that he was rendered assistance by a police officer BEFORE the medics got there. SHE said that he was reaching for his ID…the police state that he failed to follow the directions of the officer. Only Castile knew what he fully intended to do. It is the perception of the officer that matters in this instance…you may not like it, but THEY are the ones who walk around with a target on their back and have to assume that EVERYONE poses a threat to them.

  • Cruizin1960

    So said the woman who was with him…the woman who LIED about him not receiving any medical assistance until the Paramedics arrived…there is proof that he was rendered assistance by a police officer BEFORE the medics got there. SHE said that he was reaching for his ID…the police state that he failed to follow the directions of the officer. Only Castile knew what he fully intended to do. It is the perception of the officer that matters in this instance…you may not like it, but THEY are the ones who walk around with a target on their back and have to assume that EVERYONE poses a threat to them.

  • sonny freeman

    The cop knew he had to reach for his DL and Insurance and the deceased told him he was armed but had a permit and still the cop shot him four times,Taking a chance of being brutalized or killed by TENNESSEE police anytime we leave our homes just because we are classified as poor and low-income I know how AA feel about whats going on with police killing both black and white and until people walk in our shoes they will continue to support a gang of thugs and criminals calling themselves police,

  • sonny freeman

    If police treated everyone fair they wouldn’t have a target on there back as you say,Cops shot and killed a six year old child that was riding with his father when cops opened fire killing the little boy,Bullet fired from a cops gun killed a little eight year old little girl asleep on her granny’s couch what damn law did those two kids break?Little nine year old girl paralyzed for life because a cop tased her for running from him because she was afraid ,Was that the perception of all those police that those children meant to do them harm and that’s why cops killed two and paralyzed one for life? THOSE WERE CHILDREN NOT ADULTS BUT YOU SAY IT WAS OK FOR POLICE TO KILL CHILDREN,YOU ARE A GD FOOL,

  • AlexD

    Ok……. while it is sad; I feel so bad for the families involved in this death. We will not agree on justification, as usual…..but let’s learn from this…..if an Officer has his gun out do not….. I repeat DO NOT reach down to wear you have a gun, telling him you have it….not enough. Just keep hands on the wheel and tell him where your I’d is, and ask him what you should do. If I tell him I have a gun….the last thing I’m going to do is appear to reach for it….. remember a lot of police get shot at….. sometimes they get nervous.

  • Adrienne Daniels

    really? you think that hasn’t happened already and it ended any diferently? I know you mean well but don’t you think that no officer being found guilty of any of these deaths, even of children who had no weapon at all, is in violation of human rights to some drgree?

  • forest4trees

    All the official forensics support the prosecution.