John Choi Gets It Done (AKA Jeronimo Yanez Is Getting Charged And Philando Castile Gets At Least Some Justice)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Some more to say on this as I've been at ground zero around so much of this - but this is good news and welcome news:

In a stunning decision that shook police and protesters alike, the officer who fatally shot Philando Castile was charged with manslaughter in his death — likely the first Minnesota officer in modern memory charged for such an incident.

“Unreasonable fear cannot justify the use of deadly force,” Ramsey County attorney John Choi said Wednesday during a news conference in which he announced he was charging St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, 28, with second-degree manslaughter for Castile’s death, and with two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm for endangering the two other people in Castile’s car.

“My conscience tells me it would be wrong for me to ask a grand jury to make this decision when I know in my heart what needs to be done … In order to achieve justice, we must be willing to do the right thing.”

Helicopters - can you stop buzzing me at some point please?