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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Cop Who Shot & Killed Philando Castile Charged, Dems Call For Trump To Dump Bannon, Campaign For Clemency Intensifies


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

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Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Philando Castile Murdered By Cop During Broken Tail Light Stop

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Philando Castile was shot and killed by a Falcon Heights police officer during a broken tail light stop. Castile’s girlfriend live streamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook Live, capturing the officer’s reaction and the events following the shooting.

In this edition of The Roland Martin Show, listen portions of the video live streamed by Diamond Reynolds and then her comments following her release from police custody.

During an interview on CNN, Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile and his uncle, Clarence Castile speak out about the senseless murder of Castile who was 35-year-old.

Castile worked as a school nutrition services supervisor at an elementary school in the St. Paul school district, was a member of the Teamsters Union and according to Reynolds, had a concealed carry permit. According to reports, he did not have a criminal record.

Also during this edition of The Roland Martin Show, Roland Martin takes your calls as the nation reacts to the murder of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.

All that and more in this special edition of “The Roland Martin Show” Audio Podcast.

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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: New Video Emerges In Alton Sterling Shooting, Philando Castile Shot & Killed During Traffic Stop, Wendy Williams Blasted For HBCU, NAACP Comments


New Video Of The Alton Sterling Police Shooting Emerges

Emotions continue to run high in the aftermath of the Alton Sterling police shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The Justice Department’s civil rights division is now investigating, but protesters say that’s not enough as they look for the police chief to step down.  

New cellphone video has surfacing of Officers Howie Lake the Second and Blane Salamoni‘s deadly struggle with Sterling Tuesday night. The cellphone video was shot by the store owner where Sterling was killed.

Close up stills from the video show an officer pull an unidentified object from Sterling’s pocket. Police have not confirmed what the object is.

The officers, Howie Lake II and Blane Salamoni are on administrative leave. Salamoni is a 4-year veteran on the force. Lake has been with the department for 3 years.   

Sterling’s death has quickly spread through social media and prompted peaceful protests all over the country. Last night, thousands of people attended a vigil outside the store where Sterling was killed.

Arthur Reed, the Sterling Family Representative joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the latest details in the investigation into the murder of Alton Sterling.

Philando Castile Shot And Killed During Broken Tail Light Traffic Stop

During a broken tail light stop Philando Castile lost his life.

Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, live streamed the heartbreaking moments on Facebook after they were pulled over near Minneapolis. 

Reynolds says her boyfriend told the police officer he was carrying a permitted firearm. She also stated Castile was reaching for his wallet before the officer shot him multiple times.

32-year-old Castile, worked as a cafeteria supervisor an at a Montessori school.

On Thursday morning, St. Anthony interim police chief says the officer who shot Castile is on paid administrative leave.

Inmate Cuffed, Choked And Pepper -Sprayed To Death By His Jailers 

Darius Robinson was arrested in April Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to pay child support and transported to Caddo County, Oklahoma, a city Southwest of Oklahoma City. 

While behind bars jailers say robinson was acting strange so they handcuffed, pepper-sprayed and used an illegal chokehold to subdue him.

The chokehold applied to Robinson was so strong, the medical examiner said the hyoid bone in his neck was crushed. His death was ruled as a homicide.  

A video camera caught the entire ordeal on film, but law enforcement officials refuse to release the footage citing their interpretation of the state’s open records law.

‘If You Actually Bothered To Read A Book…’ Roland Martin Educates Wendy Williams On The NAACP, HBCUs, & Race

Social media blasted Wendy Williams for her comments about Jesse Williams‘ BET Black Lives Matter speech, HBCUs, and the NAACP after a clip from her show went viral this week.

During Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin decided to educate the talk show host on the topics that have caused so many to raise their voices against her, and implored her to leave certain issues alone.

Martin began by detailing the origins of the NAACP, citing that the historic organization was founded by both Blacks and Whites. The NewsOne Now host also stated the first president of the NAACP was White.

Martin continued his masterclass session, explaining the NAACP was born out of the Niagara Movement and then said,“If you bothered to read something, you would realize that.”

He later added, “White folks have always been members of the NAACP – always.”

Martin then turned his attention to Williams’ remarks about HBCUs and said, “Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Wendy, was a federal designation given in 1965 to recognize these historical universities.”

He continued, “One of the reasons why you don’t have historically White universities is simply because we call them universities.

All that and more in this special edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast

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