Stephon Clark

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors on Tuesday asked the NFL to remove a video produced as part of the league’s Inspire Change campaign, saying it misrepresents the circumstances leading to the fatal shooting of a Black man in 2018. The video shows Sequette Clark speaking about the death of her son, Stephon Clark, who […]

It’s only Wednesday and already three significant things have happened this week in the movement toward criminal reform. Fist, Daniel Pantaleo, the cop who placed Eric Garner in an illegal choke hold killing him, was finally fired. Reverend Al Sharpton says though, we wanted criminal charges, this is a form of justice. He points out […]

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by the fatal police shooting of a young unarmed black man that roiled California’s capital city, state lawmakers approved changes to the nation’s oldest law governing when officers can use deadly force and it was signed by the governor Monday, though even supporters aren’t sure it will save many lives. […]

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers worked to find common ground Tuesday between law enforcement groups and reformers intent on adopting first-in-the-nation standards designed to limit fatal shootings by police. A state Senate committee tied a police-backed measure requiring more training to a competing proposal allowing police to kill only if they have exhausted non-lethal […]

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Round two gets underway Tuesday in California’s fight over how best to limit fatal shootings by police through nation-leading reforms. State legislators are debating a measure that proponents said would set a national precedent by creating statewide guidelines on when officers can use lethal force and requiring that every officer be […]

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers considered emotional testimony from officers and survivors of police shootings Tuesday as they advanced a first-in-the-nation measure restricting when police can use deadly force. The legislation faces a tough fight in the full Assembly, where it stalled last year. Even supporters on the public safety committee said it goes […]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Standing beside the family of a 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police a year ago Monday, the Rev. Al Sharpton called for California to make it easier to prosecute officers who kill civilians and to require that all cases go before a grand jury. “The legacy is we’re […]

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two Sacramento police officers who killed an unarmed black man last year said hours after the shooting that they thought Stephon Clark had a gun because they saw a flash of light in his hands. One officer said he believed the 22-year-old suspect had already fired at him when he shot […]

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A protest over the shooting of an unarmed black man by Sacramento police has ended with at least 80 arrests, police said. Among those detained were clergy and a reporter. Capt. Norm Leong tweets that the protest Monday night ended with “80 plus arrests. Still processing it all. ” Dozens of […]

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Stevante Clark, the brother of Stephon Clark — the unarmed black man fatally shot by Sacramento police in his grandparents’ backyard in March — is running for mayor. Clark was a vocal critic of the police department following his brother’s tragic death and now the 25-year-old has filed paperwork to run for mayor in 2020, according to the […]

It has been 6 months since Stephon Clark was killed by police in Sacramento. Clark was shot and killed while in his grandmother’s back yard. Police claim that they thought he had a gun but the only thing in his hand was his cell phone. Today Reverend Al Sharpton is headed to California to be […]