Transcript for Philando Castile’s uncle speaks out
The murder of George Floyd here, the spark that ignited protests across the country. In Minneapolis, there were protests again last night after days of violent protests, looting, arson and attacks on police, these protests were relatively under control, protesters were met with the full force of the state's National Guard, mobilized in record force for the first time in 164 years. State officials here warning, some of the rioters are coming from out of state to perpetuate violence. Not protest the death of George Floyd. Officials here asking everyone to stay home so they can better separate the peaceful protesters from the agitators. Joining me now is someone who's personally experienced the loss of a loved one to police violence, Clarence Castille's nephew philando Castile was killed four years ago. As you watch the protests that are happening, the violence, the rioting, what goes through your mind? A lot of things go through my the anger. The mistrust. The devastation of losing someone to police violence is horrible for everybody and it -- what happened to George Floyd just brought back so many memories and the pain of seeing someone suffer at the hands of law enforcement like that. Your nephew was killed in 2016, just several miles from here. You have since become a community advocate. You know the community well. Why do you think this keeps In my opinion, I'd think it keeps happening because those perpetuators of killing African-American men aren't being held accountable the way they should be, they're not being punished and it will continue to happen when there's no accountability. We have seen protests now happening all over the country, from coast to coast, do you think that there's real change that is possible? There is change that's possible, if people start being held accountable for the wrongs that they do. We all start respecting one another and treated in a more humane way, African-Americans historically have been treated horribly for the last 500 years and this -- this riot, this type of protest is the result of us not being treated in a humane way. The injustice that's been going on and people have just had enough and this is how people react when they have had enough. We heard Alex Perez say earlier this morning, people are just tired of being sick and tired. Mr. Castile, thank you so much for being with us. Guys, I covered his nephew's case back in 2016, I remember the protests and the outrage and that's just one of the cases that is part of this exhaustion that we've talked so much about in the last few days, that we're now seeing spilling over. Yes, it's not just the George Floyd case as horrifying as that was, it is decades and centuries of history before it that's we're seeing now bubbling over. Eva, thank you for your
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