Officer Yanez shot and killed Philando Castille in front his girlfriend and 5-year-old stepdaughter. He fired 7 shots into the car landing 5 bullets into Philando’s body while two stray bullets hit the back seat, missing the child in her car seat by a few inches.
Philando Castille was respectful and polite to Officer Yanez as you can see in the dash cam video circulating around the internet. (And in the Youtube video I posted below) He gave Officer Yanez his ID then begins to dig for his insurance. He politely tells the officer he has a gun on him. He NEVER said he was reaching for the gun.
Officer Yanez created an altercation in a calm and civilized situation by yelling “Don’t reach for the gun!” No one was reaching in the first place, Philando was looking for his insurance. Philando also said, “I am not reaching sir.”
Because Yanez has a history of over-reacting and is plagued with a severe anxiety disorder, he shot Philando by creating a violent situation where there was none, to begin with. Why would a man inform a police officer he has a weapon if he intends to use it? Why would Philando Castille have a motive to shoot Yanez? Philando Castille only has a driving record. He has no criminal record.
Have you ever been in a calm situation and suddenly a trouble maker emerges who wants to disturb the peace? It’s similar to being bullied. I was bullied in school, unfortunately, and the bully always had this way of approaching me to start an altercation.
The bully would say, “Why were you looking at me like you have a problem?” I’d be confused because I never looked her way in the first place. So I would respond by saying, “I wasn’t even looking at you.” She would push me really hard and say, “Yes, you were! Stop staring at me like you want to fight me.”
I’d always be confused and extremely hurt after the incidents because it amazed me how she could provoke altercations with me out of thin air. She creatively found an issue with me by stating I was doing something to her that made her have to hit me.
Officer Yanez created a situation, in his imbalanced head, where he would have to shoot Philando. Assuming a reach when there was no reach. Similar to people who suffer from severe paranoia. Suspecting a threat when there is no real threat.
The best breakdown of the Philando Castile Murder was analyzed by The Breaking Brown Family hosted by Yvette Carnell. An extremely informative and educational show on YouTube educating viewers regarding African American politics, history and reshaping our minds to come to terms with the tremendous amount of work that needs to be done in our community to fight against inequality all across the board.
This show exhibits recordings of other incidents Officer Jerimino Yanez was involved in with various drivers he has pulled over in the past. It allows you to understand the mental instability and over the top anxiety Officer Yanez suffered from. In each recording, he responds irrationally and out of proportion to the situtaion at hand.
For example, in one recording you will hear Yanez have a panic attack because he almost got hit by a car while pulling over a driver. He was standing too far off into the street, obviously unaware of his surroundings and not of sound mind. After the truck almost hits Yanez, he totally goes into shock and has a full blown anxiety attack where he is breathing so hard and screaming so loud, other officers on the scene had to console him to calm him down.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Officer Yanez is taking Xanax and other pysch drugs to control his paranoia and anxiety.
Officer Yanez has a history of overreacting. Not a good quality for a police officer to possess. Hopefully, Yanez stays out of law enforcement and never returns. He is no longer working as an officer in Minnesota.
Rest in Peace Philando Castile. As usual, Justice was NOT served.
By Janell Hihi