Attorney: Minnesota Hispanic Officer Jeronimo Yanez Was Reacting To Philando Castile’s Gun – Not Race…

Matt Finn just reported for Fox9 News in Minnesota confirming some details and adding a few more after discussion with Yanez attorney and investigators:

  • Officer Jeronimo Yanez is Mexican not Asian as claimed by Diamond Reynolds.
  • Philando Castile and Diamond Reynolds did not comply with instructions to keep their hands “up, visible and don’t move them”.
  • There was a handgun “visible” on the lap of Philando Castile
  • Officer Yanez reacted to the gun and Philando Castile’s movements.
  • Confirmation again that officer Yanez did pull over Castile and Reynolds as an outcome of Castile fitting the profile from the armed robbery July 2nd.

10:25am AP UPDATE:  An attorney for a suburban Minneapolis police officer who killed a black motorist says the officer reacted to the man’s gun, not his race.

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Minneapolis attorney Thomas Kelly told The Associated Press on Saturday that St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez was reacting to “the presence of that gun and the display of that gun” when he opened fire on Philando Castile.

Castile’s girlfriend, who streamed the shooting’s aftermath live on Facebook, says Castile was permitted to carry the gun.

Kelly says Yanez, who is Latino, is distraught and saddened over the Wednesday shooting in the Minneapolis suburb of Falcon Heights.

Authorities say that during the traffic stop, Yanez approached Castile’s car from the driver’s side and another officer approached from the passenger side. Yanez opened fire, striking Castile multiple times.

Kelly wouldn’t elaborate on what led up to the shooting, citing a pending investigation. (LINK)

Hopefully the attorney for officer Yanez will push for the dash cam to be made public as soon as possible.

Site Note:  There is now a drop down category “Falcon Heights Shooting” on margin –>

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330 Responses to Attorney: Minnesota Hispanic Officer Jeronimo Yanez Was Reacting To Philando Castile’s Gun – Not Race…

  1. Pam says:

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    • Howie says:

      The cops should evacuate to safety and turn it over to Obama. Let Hillary go in and calm them down. This is getting to be an exercise in futility.

      Liked by 4 people

      • DeWalt says:

        Negative Howie. That is exactly what the Feds want, to step in and usurp state sovereignty. Don’t give a inch and push back hard.

        Liked by 14 people

        • Jimmy Jack says:

          DeWalt is 100% right. The goal is to federalize the police and essentially create an internal military to be used against US citizens in every single city and small town in America. Obama said he wanted this before he was elected in 08.

          Liked by 4 people

  2. Drazil says:

    Just waiting for them to call him a white-Hispanic like they did with zimmerman so they can push the racist narrative.

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  3. Pam says:

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    • Howie says:

      Don’t do it. Let them go. Do not catch them. They might holler. The Fambly might collect the Ghetto Jackpot. The Cops might go to jail. Do not try to catch em’. It ain’t worth it. Just let us take care of our own. No reason to put the Cops in jeopardy.

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    • Mike says:

      Good grief – I haven’t looked at news for awhile, but this crap is still going on.

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  5. Howie says:

    Attention all white people. Prepare to evacuate the urban Obama Zones. If you are there get out. It is going to get gnarly.

    Liked by 3 people

    • ckainredstateusa says:

      Where they going to go? East of the Mississippi or West?

      Living east of the Mississippi, in the mountains, I can speak only for myself, but I’ve got this drift: Urbanites who come into flyover country and bring their urban problems and behavior may not be received warmly.

      Many many of my friends and family and I are prepared to defend ourselves, our families and our property, as well as neighbors, if the need arises.

      By the way, you may be right about their need to leave the urban areas. Still, they’d best be prepared to protect themselves, now, where they live.

      I pray nothing comes of all this, but I see no solution other than force of arms. Not looking for it.

      Best wishes.

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      I am begging my sister to get out of NYC almost daily now. I know she’s tired of it but I’m not giving up. And bless her heart she is in the thick of it in Harlem. I can’t get her out of there soon enough.

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  6. wyntre says:

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    • Howie says:

      It is useless to try and stop them. Just confine them in the Obama Zones and let them do what they want. I really do not care anymore. Just if they come around her we will deal with it. I just hope they do not loot Starbucks.

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    • jeans2nd says:

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    • When I heard the distant engine noise, I thought of The Blues Brothers sending those silly nazis for a swim!

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    • I have no problem with an individual or groups IE:(:KKK, Black Panthers) open carrying with shotguns or long rifles IE: AR-15 as long as it’s in the position of non threatening IE: down position on the shoulder ,over the back of the shoulder up or single sling across the abdomen. Here in Texas you don’t need a permit to open carry a long rifle or shotgun long as you are not a convicted felon! But once you put two hands on your rifle and put it in the up position Police will confiscate your rifle! Look close at the video notice how BP’s are carrying their shotguns and also top left looks like a SWAT member with AR-15 in down position out flanking the BP Group and notice they turn and stop

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    • Linda Ruth says:

      NBPs chosen leader has openly advocated that Blacks kill Whites. Can’ t be more obviously terrorists than that, but DHS/DOJ leaves them alone. And they do it , too.

      Media Silent After Black Teen Shoots Newlywed Veteran And Executes His Pregnant Wife
      By AM
      According to the Daily Mail, prosecutors claim that January shot Staff Sgt. David Dunlap, 37, and his pregnant wife Whitney Butler, 35, after they returned home to check on their alarm, which had been triggered. January was in the process of burglarizing their home—and shot them both from behind.
      http://conservativepost.com/media-silent-after-black-teen-shoots-newlywed-veteran-and-executes-his-pregnant-wife/

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    • Nothing to see here folks, just the everything is never enough domestic terrorist movement “doin they thang”…

      There is no “fixing” this huge problem among these ‘people’. You can’t fix racist.

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  7. wyntre says:

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  8. Snopes is saying the story is false. Just a heads up .

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    • Howie says:

      Snoopes are dupes. Pay zero attention to them. El Zero. Worthless.

      Liked by 3 people

    • wyntre says:

      Is your comment supposed to be satire?

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    • Sandra says:

      MsRyan, read the Snopes entry carefully.

      WHAT’S TRUE: Police who pulled over and killed Philando Castile reported they thought he might have resembled a suspect in an armed robbery case.

      WHAT’S FALSE: Philando Castile was not “wanted” on an armed robbery charge or a “suspect” in such a case at the time he was killed.

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      • brcajun says:

        Snopes is not truthful about Castile. He was id’d via camera in the store and the officer called dispatch about what he seen and was in pursuit. The other things are no broken taillight, and he had NO CONCEAL AND CARRY PERMIT from anywhere–ever! It is taught to all us kids growing up, when a police person asks you to respond to their requests–obey. We were also told they will not disrespect you but if their commands are not met or you go for a weapon, you can consider yourself GUILTY as charged and executed by self-defense by the officer. We have found over the past 2 years facts that bear out obeying the officer and going for weapons. The modern age Ipads mosttimes pick up after the altercation by the civilian has occurred. You will never hear that out of those who were in or around the incident. I am glad for police body cams. This will stop all the bogus civil upheaval. Apparently alot of kids to not have reinforcement via one or the other parent in many cases is working and worried about cooking supper at night and getting kiddos ready for a night slumber. Being a parent with my wife, it was alot of work with 2 of us. I admire the one parent but sincerely wish the other party step up and be a man or woman and give all our children a chance in life. Over 50% of kids have 1 parent. Do you not think this hurts more than helps. It is a direct result of a grown up not growing up and take the responsibility of rearing innocent little children to mold them into society correctly.

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        • Donald Joy says:

          Snopes is garbage but contrary to what you said, Castile wasn’t actually positively ID’d as one of the store robbers, albeit Yenez did observe that he resembled the robber enough to justify stopping him in order to investigate.

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      • aichawallaby says:

        Very Clintonian of Snopes. Before the stop, Philando Castile was not identified by name as a suspect in the robbery. At the time of the stop, Philando Castile was definitely a possible suspect in the robbery.

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  9. BLM in London shut down traffic for 7 hours. Weird.

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  10. Howie says:

    Now is the time to learn how to post your property against trespass. Here are the rules in Floriduh.
    http://www.floridafirearmslaw.com/orlando-criminal-defense-services/trespass-armed-trespass-charges-florida.html
    I advise everyone everywhere to study trespass law and post your property. NOW!

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  11. Nettles18 says:

    Ms. Dixon has a message for Black Leaders.

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Howie says:

    As I have noted the PoPo have started to keep the scumbags out of the street. There is not a 1st amendment right to block free travel by law abiding citizens. They have to stay on the sidewalk and allow free passage. There are certain places they can gather and redress their grievances. Public fora. They can not us one constitutional right to negate another persons right. This is the law.
    https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/357/301/case.html

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    • Howie says:

      “The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail; its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storm may enter; the rain may enter; but the King of England cannot enter — all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!”
      Gomillion v. Lightfoot, 364 U.S. 155 (1966), cited also in Smith v. Allwright, 321 U.S. 649.644
      “Constitutional ‘rights’ would be of little value if they could be indirectly denied.”

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      • It is our own personal duty to insure our own Natural Rights exist and are respected. “government” will ALWAYS try to deny them… the sick always seek to control the well, as they cannot control themselves. To “hell” with them.

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    • Duhders says:

      I’ve been asking about this since Occupy Wall Street. What gives them the right to disrupt other (working) people’s lives? Blocking highways is insanely stupid and selfish, they would go absolutely berserk if somebody kept them from getting to wherever they go when they’re not protesting.

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  13. wyntre says:

    BLM protesting in Chicago, San Francisco, Baton Rouge . . .

    Alabama PO shot . . .

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    • Howie says:

      I got in trouble for calling out the Trey Cong during the GZ case. Even here I did. But now….looks like I was right. Don’t it. Obama Cong are in the wire.

      Liked by 1 person

      • wyntre says:

        Howie, that went completely over my head. I wasn’t here during the GZ trial. So I’m not sure what you mean . . .although I imagine you’re using a politically-incorrect phrase?

        NP with me. I’m wioth Trump on the need to get rid of the pc police.

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    • deqwik2 says:

      The PO in Alabama was a domestic dispute /hostage situation at a house. The officer will be ok & the victim is ok but they called in swat & the perp is dead.
      There was another situation in another county where the police shot & killed a person for the same reason but no officers were hurt.
      I think all this tension is getting to everybody & causing a lot of problems for people.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. jstanley01 says:

    Q: How do you tell if a black person is lying about what the police did?
    A: His lips are moving.

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  15. Howie says:

    I say this. A constitutional right, not claimed, is no right at all. In order to have it, you must claim it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • woohoowee says:

      The problems start when one group claims full rights with no attendant responsibilities. It doesn’t help that the givernment is the ringleader of said perversion.

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      • wyntre says:

        Not to mention WE the TAXPAYERS are paying for many of these fools’ food, housing, healthcare, education, childcare, etc.

        And now WE the taxpayers will be paying MASSIVE POLICE OVERTIME Bills caused by the very same parasites.

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    • Replied to you above on these lines, but I call them Natural Rights as our Natural Rights come from the Natural Creator, not some “government” of “activists” and “agitators” especially these “new world order” cretins… sociopaths, psychopaths… these should be labeled as they truly are-EVIL and ANTI-HUMAN.

      One must protect and ensure their own Natural Rights with whatever and all that it takes. I do, and I always will. I have a good number of LEO “friends” who are definitely and will always be on “our side” of things. They have lives and family too, and they are NOT stupid nor blind to what is going on. They have better info on all of it than we do in many cases…

      Just. SAYIN’.

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  16. wyntre says:

    MUST WATCH.

    (But keep the Kleenex handy).

    Liked by 4 people

  17. Howie says:

    Black El Paso Police Chief Tells Press BLM Is a ‘Radical Hate Group’…He gets it. Obama Cong.
    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2016/07/09/black-el-paso-sheriff-tells-press-blm-is-a-radical-hate-group-n2190413

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    • Howie says:

      The Obama Cong. He is a smooth operator but his words do not ring true. The Potus is the problem.

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    • jstanley01 says:

      El Paso has been one of the safest cities in America during his tenure, while Ciudad Juarez right across the border has been one of the most murderous in Mexico — which is saying something. That isn’t happening because their police chief is an idiot.

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      • Howie says:

        I have seen that from I-10 it looks really scary. I was glad to get past it. Would not want to be there.

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      • Jimmy Jack says:

        I’d hold reservations about “one of the safest cities in America”. Recently saw their crime rate is up over 100% and there are claims of widespread falsification of data. That said I still appreciate him calling out BLM and wish him luck in controlling what is a lawless region in general. Juarez is a war zone and there is practically a border war going on there with the cartels.

        I am interested to see how the Black/Hispanic dynamic plays out in law enforcement and politics moving forward. Right now in Houston a black city councilman is calling for segregated policing by neighborhood and he blames race for the shooting of the black man who had a gun pointed at cops yesterday. The Houston police union responded (I believe a Hispanic man) saying that was not necessary as the people who responded to that case were Hispanic; I’m guessing if they were white and not “POC” that could be an issue in the union official’s mind. The councilman wants black police for black neighborhoods. I am not sure if he has said (or will say publicly) that only Hispanics respond to Hispanic neighborhoods and only white officers to white neighborhoods or if only black neighborhoods will get the privilege of being monitored by “their own kind”.

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      • Calinder44 says:

        I’ll bring this discussion of violent cities/towns to Cleveland convention. I was living for a while a short time agonin one of Ohio’s big cities. Horrific crime rates & terrible race relations. Like nothing I’ve ever experienced & I’ve lived in some major urban areas in US. There was a discussion on the floor of congress in which a OH congressman was talking about how violent TX border towns/cities are. A TX congressman got “right on it” and quoted official crime data (probably FBI) showing that virtually all TX border urban areas had significantly lower crime rates than virtually ALL urban areas in OH (Cleveland, Cincinnatti, etc.). This is what worries me so much about the convention. And race relations are terrible there. I grew up in the Midwest. Much worse than people think.

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  18. Howie says:

    This summer it is going to get gnarly. The closest urban area to me is Tampa. It the try this crap there I am going down and standing in the street to sop them. They will not get by me without a fight. That, is the least I can do but I will. They shall have to walk over me. If I get word ahead of time I will stand my ground in front of them. I might be old but, I am not afraid.

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  19. wyntre says:

    I referred to this earlier. I didn’t realize it’s another PO Ambush!

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  20. Josaphat Watch says:

    Reblogged this on josaphatwatch.

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  21. psadie says:

    The Democrat Party supports groups like BLM for their own purpose…but the problem lies when they CANNOT CONTROL THEM! They created and encouraged a monster now what will they do?

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  22. itsy_bitsy says:

    Let’s face it, a gun in the hands of a black man is very likely going to kill you. Your best bet – don’t wait for them to do it. If you are being threatened in anyway with a firearm – then fire first!

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  23. grlangworth says:

    God bless all our boys and girls in blue. May the holy spirit stay in their pocket to keep them upright on the path.

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  24. I’ve legally carried a gun for 35+ years. The few times I’ve been pulled over I always inform the officer that I have a CCW permit and that I am armed. Most officers know that the safest demographic in the USA when it comes to crime or violence are CCW holders. See below for more on that. Police officers used to be very cool in the presence of a CCW permit holder. I’ve usually been asked to identify where I am carrying my weapon, and then to slowly reach for my wallet or driver’s license. The officers never even drew their weapon upon hearing I had a gun. Now I have been pulled over maybe once in the last twenty years, so maybe this has changed. There was one occasion I was pulled over at night and had a gun in a holster on the center console. I quickly identified I had a permit and the officer still never drew his weapon. I don’t get these officers that freak out at the first sign of a gun. Unless they are making a felony stop I see much reason for an officer to even draw a weapon in these situations, much less shoot someone without provocation.

    This officer had his gun drawn and was informed the driver had a CCW permit. This should have already signaled for the officer to relax quite a bit. To obtain a CCW permit you must have an impeccable record. You can not even be accused of domestic violence or any other crime which carries a potential penalty of one year. Of course you cannot have ever been convicted of any crime which carries a “potential” sentence of one year, even a misdemeanor. You have to be a very law-abiding person is my point. I don’t know the details of this incident, but it seemed to me the officer was way too excited given the situation as it appears.

    Do a Google search for “ccw permit holders safer than police officers” and you will readily find a number of studies by various respectable organizations, including police themselves, showing that CCW permit holders are 3 times LESS likely to commit a crime than police officers, and these crimes are typically trivial like forgetting to carry one’s permit. CCW Permit holders are even much less likely to commit violent crimes than police officers.

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    • John Doerning says:

      There is nothing to indicate that the information regarding Castiles possible CCW was known to the officer. Furthermore, there is ample evidence that he was doing a stop based on a BOLO for armed robbery. That is why the officer was in a heightened state of alert before he discovered the driver was in fact armed. Anyone who says the officer knew he had a permit is basing that solely on the GF’s statement.

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    • Lucille says:

      Notyourtypical said: “I don’t know the details of this incident…” While Sundance has certainly not indicated that he knows ALL the details, he’s done an excellent job of research and presenting facts. My suggestion to you is to go back and read each of Sundance’s articles on this officer-involved shooting. Just might clear a few things up for you. The main thing to remember is that when a police officer tells you to stop moving, you stop moving; otherwise dead is a real possibility.

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  25. IMO says:

    0bama and soros cop killer was a panty sniffer.

    Soldier Anna Ma who Dallas cop killer sexually harassed reveals he used to ‘steal panties’ | Daily Mail Online
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3682619/Pictured-female-soldier-pervert-Dallas-cop-killer-sexually-harassed-colleague-reveals-murderer-used-steal-girls-panties.html

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  26. Conservative Ken says:

    Police are the soldiers in the war on domestic terror. Meanwhile, the enemies blend in with the crowd.
    No harder job in the world.

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  27. moe ham head says:

    another white hispanic heh???

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