Diamond Reynolds, who watched in horror when her boyfriend Philando Castile was fatally shot in front of her by a police officer in 2016, has received a settlement from two Minnesota cities for the trauma she endured, both for witnessing the shooting and for being wrongly arrested.
Reynolds, whose 4-year-old daughter was also present in the car at the time of Castile’s shooting, will get $675,000 from the city of St. Anthony and $125,000 from the city of Roseville and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust.
The 32-year-old Castile was shot seven times by Officer Jeronimo Yanez in 2016, despite the fact that Castile was cooperating with the officer’s commands and despite the fact that he informed Yanez that he was carrying a gun on him so the officer wouldn’t be alarmed if he spotted it.
When Castile then reached for his wallet to present his identification, the officer opened fire on him, as Reynolds filmed the fatal encounter on her phone.
Fox News reported on Reynolds’ settlement with the two Minnesota cities, and many of its Twitter followers immediately erupted in rage that she would get any compensation for seeing her law-abiding boyfriend get gunned down while her 4-year-old child was present.
Check out the responses below.
She’s still going to collect welfare tho.
— Dave Schonborg (@SchonborgDave) November 29, 2017
if she was white would not have even been consider. PC
— Ducky 1 (@Dplee1) November 29, 2017
Win that ghetto lottery $$$$$$$
— John R Utah (@real_JohnnyUtah) November 29, 2017
First thing she should buy is braces. Then she will probs spend the rest on Jordan’s and cocaine.
— yung munnie (@MelvinHSwartzI1) November 29, 2017
She saw Dollar signs that is why she preferrred to film instead tending to her dying BF.
— Ellen Huber (@huberef) November 29, 2017
That will buy lots of drugs.
— Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk (@StoogesForLife) November 29, 2017
What? That bitch doesnt deserve a fucking penny. He got what he got because he refused to listen. Lets just give these assholes all the money in the world.
— agonizingpeace (@agonysrevenge) November 29, 2017
She can buy a lot of weed with that money!
— Browneyed girl (@wojack_jennifer) November 29, 2017
— Brian Matthew BSAS (@bricrem2) November 29, 2017
Some ppl work, some ppl invest and some ppl make money in other ways.
— 👍🏻Trump 🇺🇸 (@Realtap100) November 29, 2017
Ghetto lottery pot was small this time
— Micah Hixon (@mhixon0001) November 29, 2017