His name is Jeronimo Yanez.
And Yanez has been identified as the police officer in Minnesota who killed Philando Castile, the young man killed as his girlfriend streamed the terrifying incident live on Facebook.
What’s missing in the media coverage? As his surname appears to indicate, Officer Yanez is….Hispanic. Indeed, over at ancestry.com we are told that “Jeronimo” is the “Americanized spelling of Spanish Gerónimo.”
So. Huge headlines, right? Lots of media coverage about racial tensions between the Hispanic and black communities. Thumb sucker after thumb sucker in one paper after another discussing Hispanic officers shooting black motorists or vice versa and how the liberal myth of kumbaya between two groups they consider politically to be theirs by right is, in fact, a myth. Well, no.