Philando Castile

  • No Verdict Yet In Trial of Officer Yanez for Philando Castile Murder

    June 14, 2017
    St. Paul, MN – A verdict was expected today in the trial of St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez for manslaughter. Yanez was charged on November 16, 2016 after he killed 32-year-old African-American Philando Castile by shooting him five times during a traffic stop in…...
  • Deprogram Episode 30

    June 1, 2017
    Deprogram is back! On Wednesday, May 31, Unicorn Riot brought back our live show Deprogram with hosts Niko and Lorenzo. The show presents a weekly examination of global events pertaining to social struggles, the environment, and many other topics. Episode 30 of Deprogram featured discussion…...
  • County Atty Choi Charges Officer Yanez in Shooting of Philando Castile

    November 16, 2016
    St. Paul, MN – On November 16, 2016, Twin Cities community members gathered outside Ramsey County Attorney John Choi’s office learned that Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who killed Philando Castile at a traffic stop, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous…...
  • Twin Cities Community Sends Message that MN State #AintFair

    September 3, 2016
    St. Paul, MN – Up to 100 people disrupted the main gates to the Minnesota State Fair and surrounding traffic for over two hours on Saturday afternoon with messages of Justice for Philando Castile and Black Lives Matter. On the day that Philando Castile’s family…...
  • Twin Cities Anarchist People of Color Engage Militancy Debate

    July 13, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – On July 9th, 2016 Black Lives Matter Minneapolis (BLM-Mpls), along with members of other groups and non-group affiliated young people, led a protest march and shutdown of highway I-94 In St Paul, MN to demand justice for Philando Castile. During the shutdown,…...
  • Justice for Philando Castile Allies Blockade I-35W Bridge

    July 13, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – Just before 8 a.m. on July 13th, protesters marched onto I-35W southbound from southeast Minneapolis and blocked morning rush hour traffic. This protest was led by self described “white and non-black POC” allies who generally declined to comment to media about the…...
  • Black Lives Matter 5280 135-Hour Sit-in for 135 Lives Lost

    July 11, 2016
    Denver, CO – Since the murders of Alton Sterling on July 5th, 2016 and of Philando Castile on July 6th, 2016 at the hands of police officers, protests and rallies have erupted all across the United States. In Denver, CO, the local organization Black Lives…...
  • Protesters Blockade Interstate 94, 100+ Arrests, 20+ Cops Injured

    July 9, 2016
    Twin Cities, MN – Demonstrations continued Saturday evening over the police killing of Philando Castile. Protesters blocked traffic through downtown Minneapolis after a rally and then later in the evening on Interstate 94 in St. Paul, near the Dale Street exit. Below is a video…...
  • Vigil for Philando Castile Brings Over 4k People – 2nd Night of Occupying Governor’s Mansion

    July 8, 2016
    St. Paul, MN – After St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile in Falcon Heights on Wednesday evening, protesters rallied at the Governor’s Mansion in St Paul around 2 a.m. on Thursday morning. The second day of protests continued throughout the…...
  • St. Anthony Police Murder Philando Castile for Reaching for his License

    July 7, 2016
    Falcon Heights, MN – During the evening of July 6, 2016, officers in Falcon Heights killed 32 year old Philando Castile as he was reaching for his license. It is believed a St. Anthony police officer committed this shooting, according to national media reports. Unicorn…...