The recent St. Paul, Minnesota jury verdict of not guilty in the case of Philando Castile, fatally shot by police officer Jeronimo Yanez was so dishearteningly deflating to so many, especially because so many had seen the aftermath of the shooting shown on Facebook Live by his girlfriend who was present in the car with their young daughter.
The facts of the case are of course disputed. What is not, is that Castile was stopped for a broken taillight. He was a licensed firearm carrier. He notified the officer that he had his licensed weapon on his person (it was in his pocket). He was then shot seven times while reaching for his ID as instructed. READ MORE