The frazzled police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who shot and killed Philando Castile during a routine traffic stop, was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter today in court.
Philando was shot after he alerted the police officer that he was legally carrying a gun. The incident was infamously broadcasted live over Facebook by Philando’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, while her 6-year old-daughter was in the back seat.
Office Yanez fired 7 shots into the car, claiming to have been afraid and confused and claiming that Castile had reached for his gun even after he was instructed not to. The Facebook Live video shows the aftermath of the event.
Philando’s mother spoke to the press today and continues to assert that her son was murdered by the Minnesota police officer. “The system continues to fail black people,” she said. “My son loved this city and this city killed my son and the murderer gets away! Are you kidding me right now?
Castile, a elementary school cafeteria supervisor, was a role model to hundreds of children, memorizing their names and food allergies before he senselessly was shot and killed.
Celebs made their feelings known on Twitter:
Truth lies somewhere here: until we value & speak for the lives of all people, we remain hinged to this chapter of history. #PhilandoCastile
— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) June 16, 2017
It’s beating a dead horse….but don’t talk to me about how offensive Kap taking a knee was if you aren’t offended by #PhilandoCastile Case
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 16, 2017
It wasn’t even a murder charge. It was second degree manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm.
Not guilty. #PhilandoCastile
— Nish Weiseth (@NishWeiseth) June 16, 2017
What is the meaning of freedom denied? Injustice. #PhilandoCastile
— a. rye✊🏾 (@angela_rye) June 16, 2017
Every time you think of Poussey, think of a real Human Being. Shed a real tear. Get angry about a real death. #PhilandoCastile
— Danielle Brooks (@thedanieb) June 16, 2017
Rihanna Admits To Having A “Fluctuating Body Type” — And This Is How She Deals With It
Earlier this year, rumors were running rampant that Rihanna was pregnant. It became quickly evident that the singer was not carrying, but we are now learning that the apparent weight gain might’ve have ben due to fluctuation.
During an interview with The Cut, Badgalriri suggested she has a “fluctuating body type,” but that she’s learned how to dress for the variations. “I actually have had the pleasure of a fluctuating body type, where one day I can literally fit into something that is bodycon, and then the next day—the next week—I need something oversized,” she said while promoting her new Fenty x Puma line.
She added, “I need a little crop here and a high-waist there to hide that part, you know?”
The singer went on to explain that because people’s bodies are constantly changing, fashion should not be mundane. “I really pay attention every day when I go into the closet about what’s working for my body that morning,” she explained. “I feel like that’s how everyone should go after fashion, because it’s an individual thing.”
She continued, “And then, if you take it further, it’s like: What week are you having? You having a skinny week? You having a fat week? Are we doing arms this week? We doing legs this week? We doing oversized?”
The fashion designer added, “I love to play with silhouettes as well, but I think it’s important to make sure that you wear the thing that works for your body the best, and that’s flattering.”
Rihanna is not just a fashionista, but she is also wildly confident in every garment she rocks. Confidence is major for the singer, who expressed to the fashion outlet that it’s men in black who rule dressing with confidence.
Yes. This is new for me; this is recent. I love a man in black,” she explained. “It’s so sexy and mysterious; confident and secure—all the things I love about a man. So, I’m into that.”
Ri celebrated the launch of her new line just last week. Click here to see photos.
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