An unarmed black man was shot and killed in his grandmother’s backyard by police in Sacramento. The White House says Donald Trump hasn’t commented on it because it’s a local matter. Apparently, Trump is afraid to comment because he believes the young man was shot by a porn star.
On March 18, two police officers shot 22-year-old Stephon Clark, and on the video, you can hear one of the offices say they can’t find Clark’s gun. They couldn’t find his gun because Clark didn’t have a gun. Shortly after the shooting and the comment, the officers turned off the audio on their body cameras.
Demonstrators have blocked access twice in the past week to Sacramento Kings basketball games. They crashed a forum at city hall which made the mayor abruptly cancel the meeting. Who let all these black people in here? Maybe if your cops didn’t shoot an unarmed man 20 times in his grandmother’s backyard then you wouldn’t have to sit through disorderly meetings.
Police brutality against African-Americans didn’t start or end during the Obama administration, but at least Obama addressed it. Now, we have an administration that chooses to ignore it, and in some cases, encourages police violence. We might have to disrupt a lot more than a couple of basketball games.
Black lives don’t just matter in Sacramento. This is a national issue. Stephon Clark should not have been a victim of police brutality and his name not be forgotten.
It might get loud.
Here’s the video.
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