NFL's Kaepernick Compares Cops to Fugitive Slave Patrols

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On Friday, a jury found him not guilty on all counts.

- The family of Philando Castile will file a civil lawsuit in federal court against former St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez after he was acquitted of all charges last Friday, the family's attorney confirmed to Fox 9.

Yanez pulled over 32-year-old Castile for a broken taillight in July 2016.

The aftermath of the shooting was filmed by Philando's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who posted it online, reports the Star Tribune.

This case has always been about the actions and inactions of Officer Yanez.

In a June 16 tweet, Kaepernick said, "A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without effect, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled!" The officer shot Castile to death as he allegedly was reaching for his wallet, which was near the gun he carried.

Slave patrols were common in southern USA states where white men would monitor and enforce discipline on black slaves.

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. 'The system continues to fail black people, and it will continue to fail you all.

Speaking after the verdict, Castile's mother, Valerie Castile, said her son was "murdered".

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