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EJ and Agyei Tyehimba Survivng the Not Guilty Verdict

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The images have transfixed people around the world: A woman live-streaming the aftermath of a police shooting of her boyfriend, Philando Castile, and narrating the searing, bloody scene that was unfolding around her.

On Friday, a jury here acquitted the Minnesota police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, of all charges in the shooting, which happened in July 2016 and left Mr. Castile dead, raising the national debate over police conduct toward black people. Officer Yanez, an officer for the suburb of St. Anthony, had been charged with second-degree manslaughter and endangering safety by discharging a firearm in the shooting.

The Not Guilty verdict was announced in a tense courtroom after five days of deliberations, and the officer was led quickly out of the courtroom, as were the 12 jurors. 

"When they get done with us, they're coming for you, for you, for you, and all your interracial children You're Next" Valerie Castile. 

 EJ Jones interviews  Agyei Tyehimba an educator, author, and activist from Harlem, NY. "More Organization, Less Fear, and Excuses"  How to survive the Not Guilty Verdict with real solutions.  


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