Lauren 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)