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A Minnesota deputy, who is also a city councilman, is trying to walk back a racist tweet about Diamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of Philando Castile, after learning that she reached an agreement to settle her lawsuit for $800,000 in the controversial 2016 police involved shooting, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

“She needs to come off County and State Aid now that she has some cash. It’ll be gone in 6 months on crack cocaine,” tweeted Tom McBroom, a Rice County Sheriff deputy and a City Council member in Elysian, Minnesota.

The payout from St. Anthony, Minnesota and the city’s insurance company to Reynolds resolves litigation. Reynolds’ claimed that she and her young daughter suffered emotional distress and were subjected to false arrest when former police officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Castile during a traffic stop. Reynolds, who was in the car with her daughter, live-streamed immediately after the shooting.

After a backlash on social media and criticism from the Sheriff’s Office, McBroom said his tweet was misunderstood, according to City Pages. He said his post was not racist, claiming instead that he’s referring to women in general who are strung out on drugs and poor but prance into court with expensive pocketbooks.

“I see it time and time again, and I just shake my head and say why wasn’t there anyone to help that person?”

A jury found Yanez not guilty of manslaughter and two counts of endangering Reynolds ad her daughter, who was 4 years old at the time. Castile calmly told the officer that he had a registered weapon in the car. Yanez claimed that he felt threatened by the Black man and fired his weapon, killing Castile. Evidence during the trial showed that one bullet passed through Castile’s seat and struck the back seat where the girl was sitting.

SOURCE:  Minneapolis Star Tribune, City Pages

 

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8 thoughts on “Minnesota Deputy Under Fire For Racist Tweet About Philando Castile’s Girlfriend

  1. specialt757 on said:

    I know for sure he wouldn’t want to experience what ms. reynolds did, witnessing his gf/wife being shot 7 times, murdered,for reaching for her id and the officer not being held accountable. Just on that alone he should stfu. He can think whateve he wants, but saying it out loud, on twitter, is stupid.

  2. Honestly on said:

    It is poetic justice when a cave n!@@er with a badge is liquidated, you reap what you sow. They should have never been let out of the caves of Europe.

  3. Speaking on a situation you know nothing about. Really ignorant. You don’t know what she has been through watching someone she cared about die at the hands of one of your fellow officers SMH

  4. So Erin Andrews the sport’s anchor for ESPN gets 5 mill for someone looking at her ass. And this women gets a measly 850 thou for the emotional and mental distress she and her daughter will have to endure for the rest of their lives. I’m so sick of these rednecks depicting blk women as being drug addicted and on welfare. They are probably the ones on drugs, them and their fam members. This country is out of control after electing a red neck bigot

  5. Michele Robinson on said:

    How Discusting….He knows nothing about her life..Or her walk…All he see’s is her RACE and of course to Him …. This Black Woman, Her family, and Mr Casto are Unimportant, and LESS THAN.!!..PRAYING FOR THIS NATION!!

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