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Zendaya Responds To Police Dash Cam Footage Of Philando Castile Killing

Zendaya Responds To Police Dash Cam Footage Of Philando Castile Killing featureZendaya was blowing up on Twitter Wednesday as she reacted to the disturbing images in newly released video of a police officer shooting Philando Castile. A public release of the footage has sparked further outrage following a not guilty verdict for Officer Jeronimo Yanez. Zendaya went on a full scale tweet storm to vent her outrage.

“If you find this in any way acceptable…shame on you,” she wrote in the first of several plaintive, angry tweets. “I’m so disturbed and disgusted.”
Zendaya goes off about new philando castile footage-2Zendaya goes off about new philando castile footage-1She then  retweeted the dash cam footage and footage from the back of the police cruiser where Philando’s girlfriend Diamond Reynolds was handcuffed after her boyfriend was shot. Diamond was being comforted by her daughter, who was in the car with her.

“Murder is murder,” Zendaya wrote in another tweet.  “That…was murder.” Zendaya has been a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has been involved in drawing attention to Philando’s case.

“We live in a country where black people can comply, do everything right and still be MURDERED over a brake light..in front of their child!!?

(Photo credit: Zendaya Instagram account)

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Lauren Jauregui Sounds Off On The Philando Castile Verdict Amid Protests

Lauren Jauregui Sounds Off On The Philando Castile Verdict Amid Protests featureLauren Jauregui mounted up for another political outburst on Twitter Friday. The Fifth Harmony singer was outraged when she learned that a Minnesota jury found Officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty in the death of Philando Castile.

Jeronimo shot Philando, a school cafeteria worker, four times at a traffic stop as Philando reached for his identification. The jury didn’t convict him on a count of second-degree manslaughter.

Lauren was livid as she posted about the 963 people killed by police last year. “Like, let’s please stop calling this a fucking ‘justice system,” she wrote in an angry tweet. She called Jeronimo’s actions murder, a distinction the legal system didn’t charge him with.

Lauren wasn’t alone in her pain; an estimated 2,000 people marched in St. Paul, Minnesota, after the verdict. The shock was due in part to video footage Philando’s girlfriend shared live on Facebook in the moments immediately following the shooting.

It’s not unusual for Lauren to comment on big politics and news topics via her Twitter account. She’s not afraid to take her activism to the streets either. And she’s proved she’s willing to put some money where her mouth is.

Check out Lauren’s tweets about the case below.

(Photo credit: Lauren Jauregui Instagram account)

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