valerie castile, philando’s mother, on today’s not guilty verdict in minnesota.

“my son loved this city, and this city killed my son.”

Video transcript:

Valerie Castile: “I am so disappointed in the state of Minnesota. My son loved this state. He had one tattoo on his body and it was of the twin cities – the state of Minnesota with TC on it. My son loved this city and this city killed my son and a murderer gets away. Are you kidding me right now? We’re not evolving as a civilization – we’re devolving. We have taken steps forward, people have died for us to have these rights, and now we’re devolving. We’re going back down to 1969. Damn! What is it going to take? I’m mad as hell right now, yes I am. My first born, one son, dead here in Minnesota. Under the circumstance just because he (the officer, Jeronimo Yanez) was a police officer that makes it okay. Oh, now they get free range. He’s found innocent on all accounts. He shot into a car with no regard to human life and that’s okay. Thank you Minnesota.”