Tina Lawson Gives Emotional & Pissed Off Message Honoring Philando Castile
Like most of y’all, we too are pissed off, here at ILOSM, and so is Beyonce’s moms, Tina Knowles Lawson. As the heartache and anger lingers over the non-guilty verdict of Philando Castile’s murderer, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez – Momma Tina has taken to social media to voice her frustration.
Philando Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, went completely off in a Facebook video she painfully captioned, “F— the police,” the day after her son’s killer was acquitted of all charges seemingly because he wore a uniform and badge.
As Ms. Castile, continues to grieve and deal with the lack of respect the system clearly has for her child, Tina Lawson expressed her grief, in unity with her, in a lengthy Instagram message the day after the non-guilty verdict was read on Saturday, June 17, 2017.
I am trying to have a positive day and be in the celebratory mindset as i am here to share in the Joy that my other family is celebrating ! A wedding this weekend in New york and i will not be the Debbie Downer of the group but i feel soo sad and disappointed in this country! And in our Justice system which has perpetually failed the black community. I just had to say that! Even in the most obvious situation of an unjust shooting the system says yes we know his gun was still in his pocket when he was shot but this is a black life therefore not worth a dime! This is a letter of one of the students at Philando Castile's school where he worked. It will tear your heart out ! Please pray for his family and kudos to the people in Minnesota who marched last night! ❤️Black lives Do Matter You Know! And for you who reply by saying All Lives Matter! Its pretty obvious that White lives Matter ! It goes without saying If Mr Castillo was white with his child in the car we wouldn't be having this conversation!❤️
As the mother of two beautiful Black women and the grandmother of four beautiful Black grandbabies, Tina’s pain- like all African American mothers- cuts deep. She connects with the blatant disregard of another innocent Black life taken at the hands of a trigger happy police officer who seems to see Black skin as target practice and not simply as a race.
Tina didn’t stop there though, she also posted this about Philando…
And Mrs. Lawson also posted this today (June 20th) about the NRA’s interesting silence on Philando being murdered while possessing a firearm he had a legal license to own/carry…
We agree with Tina on all levels. It was great seeing the wide array of races and cultures standing together in the wake of Philando’s killer’s acquittal. And any human being who watched the Facebook live video of Officer Jeronimo Yanez’s heartless and unwarranted slaughtering of Philando, but turned a blind eye to it, is either racist, soul-less, moral-less, or a combination of all three, just saying.
Rest in peace Philando Castile- a father, a son, a boyfriend to his child’s mother…and in his last hours, he was a fully complying, innocent victim of ‘riding while Black.’ It’s a damn travesty that in 217 we’re still asking Marvin Gaye’s 1971 question: “What’s Going On?”
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