I would be the biggest liar in the world if I said that I didn’t already know before a settlement had been reached that the family of Justine Damond would receive what amounts to a king’s ransom compared to what Philando Castile’s mother received over the wrongful death of her son because make no mistake, Philando Castile did absolutely nothing wrong but was still shot dead by former Minneapolis Latino Police Officer, Jeronimo Yanez.
Let’s start with Justine Damond’s case.
The city of Minneapolis agreed to a $20 million settlement with the family of a woman shot dead by a police officer who was convicted of murder, lawmakers announced on Friday.
The settlement came just three days after jurors convicted the former officer, Mohamed Noor, of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 15, 2017, slaying of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a dual citizen of the United States and Australia.
So because Black lives don’t matter and white lives do, Justine Damond’s family is to receive $20 million Amerikkkan dollars to take back to Australia simply because she chose to come to Amerikkka; the land of enraged gun-toting nuts and killer cops and expected to live a life free from the perils of a violent society that has been this way from the very minute it was wrested from the Indians. Her expectations were to be that no harm could ever come to her because her ‘white privilege’ would keep her from experiencing any unpleasantness and also the fact that she lived in an upscale area of South Minneapolis thus ensuring that she not rub shoulders with the seedy side of this shithole. Anyone coming to Amerikkka should already know that this hole is the absolute breeding ground for hate, violence and murder. That will never change because that is the very essence of Amerikkka and I don’t know who in their right mind comes here with any other expectation other than what I have noted here because if so, then they are in for a rude awakening or as was the case with Justine Damond, a violent death because everyone is so damn fearful, especially cops who though fearful for their worthless lives, join the police force and then when faced with a loud noise or a Black person, immediately get to shooting because they are just so damn fearful. Here’s an idea. Take that gun off. Take that blue uniform off and go hide in your mama’s basement and shut the fuck up about how fucking fearful you are. That’ll solve that shit right there. If cops were told that they had to give up their patrol cars, give up their guns and walk the beat with only a billy club, they would ALL quit in one fell swoop and don’t we all fucking know this! Those namby-pamby shit their pants, snot nosed cowards can’t even find their balls until they put that gun in a holster on their flabby ass hip. And the rest of us have to pay the price for their scared shitless ass antics either in the form of bodies showing up at the morgue with a cop’s bullet in them or through our tax dollars going to payouts for wrongful death lawsuits. If you had just an inkling of the amount of money that has been paid to the families of people wrongfully killed by cops, the numbers should astound you and yet you sit somewhere taking up for those pigs as though they are doing us a fucking favor when the only favor they could do us is to quit.
And so now we come to Philando Castile’s case.
MINNEAPOLIS — The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement Monday by her attorneys and the Minneapolis suburb that employed the officer.
The settlement to be paid to Valerie Castile will avoid a federal wrongful death lawsuit stemming from Philando Castile’s death. The 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker was killed by St. Anthony officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop July 6 after Castile told the officer he was armed. Castile had a permit for his gun.
Those racist bastards couldn’t even see fit to give the mother of that slain innocent man the full $3M. They nickle and dimed that man’s death like he was meaningless. And the lawyer received most of that money. They always do. Even when a Black person receives a settlement that wouldn’t even keep an ant colony fed, the attorneys receive their fees right off the top before the money is even handed to the victim.
But why did Justine Damond warrant a $20 million dollar payout and Philando Castile only warranted a $2.995 million dollar payout when both were equally innocent? Neither had done anything wrong. Justine Damond had called the police on a suspected assault outside her South Minneapolis home and she got shot dead for her efforts. Philando Castile was pulled over because according to Latino police officer Jeronimo Yanez, he resembled a ‘wide-nosed’ Black suspect who had robbed a store a few days prior to him pulling over Philando Castile. So, Castile was murdered by Jeronimo Yanez because he was Black and had a ‘wide’ nose. So again I ask, “What the hell did Philando Castile do to cause Jeronimo Yanez to murder him? Not a goddamn thing!
These are the final moments of Philando Castile’s life!
During his trial, Yanez, 29, testified that Castile ignored his commands not to pull out his gun. The officer said he feared for his life. According to squad-car video that captured the shooting, Castile said: “I’m not pulling it out” before Yanez fired seven rapid shots. Castile’s last words after the shooting were “I wasn’t reaching …”
Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, later said Castile was reaching for his wallet.
The squad-car video shows the shooting, but does not show what happened inside the car or what Yanez saw, leaving room for reasonable doubt.
Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, can be heard screaming. The young girl responds by saying, “Mom, please stop cussing and screaming ’cause I don’t want you to get shooted. I can keep you safe.”
As the young girl comforts her mother, the video shows the pair praying, unaware Castile has died.
Philando Castile, even as he was dying was still trying to tell Jeronimo Yanez that he was not reaching for the gun that he had already told him he had a permit to carry. Why would Philando Castile, who had no criminal record and who had a permit to carry a gun and told the officer he had a permit to carry a gun, pull out a gun when the man wasn’t stupid, he knew how fearful cops are when they pull over a Black man? And to say that there was “room for reasonable doubt” meaning that what descendants of slaves say does not matter and will never matter because they were not about to believe what the little girl in the car would say on the witness stand. They were not about to believe what Philando Castile’s girlfriend would say on the witness stand, but if a white motherfucker had been inside that vehicle, they would have taken his/her word for what happened. This shit is just making me shake with rage!
Once again, Philando Castile never asked to be born in this shithole. He did not board a plane and fly here. His ancestors were dragged here and he was making the most of a horrible situation and yet, he was targeted because he resembled a robbery suspect with a ‘wide’ nose? He was pulled over and murdered because he was a Black man with a ‘wide’ nose? And yet there was no “room for reasonable” doubt in that Jeronimo Yanez had no reason whatsoever to “fear for his worthless ass life?” Seriously???!!!
A little girl sitting in a car where seven shots are fired straight into it killing the driver and she sits there while her mother is screaming and she says, “Mom, please stop cussing and screaming ’cause I don’t want you to get shooted. I can keep you safe.”
Child, the sad part is that we cannot even keep you safe, beautiful little brave one. This little girl is braver than I could ever be because I would be seriously mentally unstable after that. This is why I am enraged. This is why I will never let up when it comes to showcasing the glaring difference in how cases are treated when there is a Black victim as opposed to a white victim. Philando Castile was just as innocent of any crime as was Justine Damond and yet his family received for his murder, $2.995 million dollars while Justine Damond’s family received $20 million dollars. No nickle and diming there for Justine ‘Goldilocks’ Damond.
Philando Castile’s words before he was shot. “I’m not pulling it out!”
Philando Castile’s last words after having been shot seven times. “I wasn’t reaching …”
And the whites say that the taking of your life was only worth $2.995 million while the taking of ‘white’ Justine Damond’s life was worth $20 million and a little Black girl sits in the back seat witnessing murder and in the midst of it all says, “Mom, please stop cussing and screaming ’cause I don’t want you to get shooted. I can keep you safe.”
Tears are streaming down my face because I am so very tired and yet we are expected to get up each day and ‘love’ those who are systematically destroying us as though we are not even human. I am going to keep this one civil because I SO want to unload on these white devils so damn bad, I am aching with the force of having to keep it under control.