Last week, Minnesota Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty in the Philando Castile shooting. Yanez had been facing charges of second degree manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm after shooting and killing 32-year-old Castile during a traffic stop on July 6 in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
This particular shooting incident received national attention from media outlets across the world after Castile’s girlfriend posted the whole thing on Facebook Live.
NRATV’s Colion Noir shared his own opinions on the Castile shooting, and also gave some insight on what it’s like to be black in America and an African-American gun owner.
Below is a Facebook post from Colion Noir on the incident (Warning: the Facebook post contains offensive language that is NSFW)
“Personally, I feel because Yanez pulled Philando over under
The suspicion that he was a robbery suspect coupled with the presence of a gun, it put Yanez in a heightened state. I feel he lost control of his wits and overreacted. This now brings me to the question of race. Do I think Yanez felt threatened by the fact that Philando was black? It’s very possible Yanez was indifferent about Philando’s race. However, because of the negative stereotype reinforced in the media about black men and guns, it wouldn’t completely surprise me if Yanez felt more threatened by Philando because he was black.”