Colin Kaepernick compares police to 'runaway slave patrol' after controversial court verdict

Yanez protests continue with march on Hennepin

Kaepernick was upset after a jury found Minnesota Officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty of all charges after fatally shooting Philando Castile.

"You can't ignore your history", the picture reads, "always remember who they are".

Yanez shot Castile five times just seconds after Castile informed him he was carrying a gun.

The defense also argued Castile, who had a permit for the weapon, was high on marijuana and said that affected his actions.

"A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without effect, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled!" wrote Kaepernick on Twitter.

Castile's case was particularly controversial because his girlfriend was streaming to Facebook live after St. Anthony police office Jeronimo Yanez pulled his service pistol and fatally shot Castile seven times as her young daughter sat in the backseat of the vehicle.

Slave patrols were common in southern USA states where white men would monitor and enforce discipline on black slaves. Castile's video and "f**k the police" stance has been applauded by many across social media and support has been rallying around the family in the wake of Yanez's acquittal.

The verdict triggered protests in St.Paul by hundreds of people, who view it as another example of how police reforms have failed to end violence against black people in the country. Marchers carried signs reading "Justice for Philando" and "We leave when we get justice". "My son loved this city, and this city killed my son", said Valerie. "So what does that say to you?"

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