Officer Who Shot And Killed Philando Castile Charged With Manslaughter
The family of Philando Castile welcomed charges against Jeronimo Yanez, the Saint Anthony, Minnesota police officer who shot and killed the 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker during a broken tail light traffic stop earlier this year.
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi charged Yanez with second-degree manslaughter on Wednesday after four months of impassioned protests against Castile’s death and police brutality throughout the community and the nation.
Calls Grow For Trump To Dump Racist Bannon, Build Diverse Staff
Democrats on Capitol Hill are pushing back against Donald Trump’s appointment of White nationalist Steve Bannon as chief strategist and senior White House advisor.
A total of 169 House Democrats signed a letter addressed to President-elect Trump, calling for him to cut ties with Bannon. A portion of the letter states:
“Your appointment of Stephen Bannon, whose ties to the White Nationalist movement have been well-documented, directly undermines your ability to unite the country. We strongly believe that Mr. Bannon’s appointment will not allow the country to heal and come together as one.
Thousands Race For Clemency Ahead Of Obama White House Departure
With just over 60 days left in office, President Barack Obama is being urged to make good on his promise to grant clemency to thousands of non-violent drug offenders serving life sentences in prison.
During Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin spoke with relatives of inmates who may die behind bars if the president doesn’t come through. They are skeptical their request for clemency will fall on deaf ears during a Trump administration.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast