Mel Reeves: Activist, Writer, and Speaker reflects on the verdict of the State v. Jeronimo Yanez trial in which Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty of the murder of Phillando Castile. For more than 30 years Mel Reeves has been a voice that has not only motivated the youth, empowered the old, but also provided direction and wisdom to both. Andre Koen asks Mr. Reeves some simple but important questions about what happened in that case, black lives matter, and what to consider for those seeking justice in cases like this.
Excerpt from Mel’s blog https://fightthepowerjournal.com/
Philando trial: The system worked and then rubbed it in! Part I
Looking back on the jeronimo yanez trial it’s even more clear that It took an amazing amount of nerve for Ramsey County prosecutor john choi to tell the community that “we have to accept this verdict.” He also implied that the trial and the process leading up to it was “fair and impartial” but judging from the information recently revealed about the investigation into the shooting, the lackadaisical prosecution, biased rulings by judge william leary along with his subsequent letter supporting the verdict and the clearly biased jurors, nothing could be further from the truth. (no caps meant as a sign of disrespect)
End Song “Sun Baby” (Album: “Love From the Sun”) by Kashimana. Andre Koen interviewed Kashimana for a future episode of Armchair Activist podcast. Learn more about Kashimana and find her music at:
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