Valerie Castile, Philando Castile’s mother, on Instagram: “F*ck the police!”

The police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile last July was found not guilty. Despite a recording of Castile’s last words and a lengthy history of him basically being harassed by local police, no one will be held responsible for his death.

In other instances of police violence, we often see the parents and loved ones of the victims being used as mouthpieces of local leaders seeking to pacify any tensions in the community. They set them up at a podium and instruct them to ask for peace ad privacy, essentially dismissing the anger felt by everyone else.

Philando Castile’s mother has not let herself become one of those people. 

NYC Mother Killed In Park While Shielding Her Children From Gunfire

Jessica White, a 29-year-old mother from Bronx, New York City, was killed in a park this past weekend while protecting her children from gunfire. On Saturday night around 10 p.m., White and her mother noticed an individual in black approach the John Adams Houses in Longwood and open fire while her children were in the playground, according to the New York Daily News

New York Post claims Eric Garner’s mother asked NYPD for special favors

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The mother of a 43-year-old New York man whose death was ruled a homicide after an encounter with police is saying that she never requested “special favors” from police.

Gwen Carr, a Staten Island resident, responded to a New York Post report that Assistant Chief Edward Delatorre arranged to have police fixed a bad headlight and the ticket connected to it for Carr. Carr is the mother of Eric Garner. Garner died in July of an apparent chokehold when police attempted to arrest him for selling loose cigarettes.