When is this going to end? I think of my Father, my Brother, my Husband, and my Son every time an innocent, unarmed Black Man is gunned down by police.
Sunday night, 22-year-old Stephon Clark was entering his home through the back door and was fatally shot at the hands of the Sacramento Police. He was unarmed. The Police mistook a cellphone for a weapon. Police responded to the area after receiving calls that someone in the neighborhood was breaking car windows, The Sacramento Bee reported.
“Fearing for their safety,” the officers began firing at Clark, hitting him multiple times, the department said. Two officers each fired 10 shots at Clark, though it was not immediately clear how many times he was struck.
Clark lived with his Grandmother, Sequita Thompson, who was home at the time. “The only thing that I heard was pow, pow, pow, pow, and I got to the ground”
Protests intensified outside a Sacramento Kings basketball game Thursday night.
Here is a statement from Sacramento Mayor, Darrell Steinberg.
Today, I issued this statement regarding the officer involved shooting that occurred Sunday evening. pic.twitter.com/4mMimsNJOL— Darrell Steinberg (@Mayor_Steinberg) March 22, 2018
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