Protests in Sacramento After Police fire 20 Times at Unarmed Black Man.

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On 18 March two Sacramento policemen shot and killed 22 year-old Stephon Clark who was standing in his grandmother's backyard. The polcemen men fired 20 times at the unarmed man - claiming he was holding a gun. The only thing found in his possession was a cell phone.

Police were searching for an individual who was reported to be smashing windows of parked cars. A police helicopter spotted Stephon Clark climbing over a fence and into the yard at the side of his grandmother's house and informed two police on the ground. The police run into the front yard and Clark is seeing running into the backyard - the police shout at him and then open fire. At least 15 shots were fired at Clark after he fell to the ground. It wasn't until after 20 shots had been fired that the officers identified themselves as policemen. It was 5 minutes later that contact was made with Clark's body and when they discovered that he was only carrying a white iPhone the police officers on the scene muted their bodycams so there is no record of what they said to each other.

Video footage of the shooting of Stephon Clark from the helicopter and bodycams -

[video=youtube;VTlZqEsPY78]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTlZqEsPY78[/video]

The killing of Stephon Clark has sparked widespread protests in Sacramento - including disrupting the NBA game between the Sacramento Kings and the Atlanta Hawks

[video=youtube;6AVlHU3NM6Y]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AVlHU3NM6Y[/video]

Basketball players from the Sacramento Kings and the Boston Celtics wore tee-shirts expressing support for Stephon Clark's family

[video=youtube;ueK4QeVSc7U]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueK4QeVSc7U[/video]

Protests are taking place on a daily basis in the city

[video=youtube;yhzma_Jc_Us]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhzma_Jc_Us[/video]

On Tuesday Stephon Clark's younger brother Stevante Clark led protests at the Sacramento City Council meeting

[video=youtube;nytkfgugR08]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nytkfgugR08[/video]

In an interview Stevante Clark states - I don't want your ' I'm sorry '

In 2017 a total of 987 people were shot and killed in fatal police shootings in the USA

So far in 2018 a total of 264 people have been shot and killed in fatal police shootings in the USA

On Wednesday Donald Trump's White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said that the shooting of Stephon Clark is a “local matter and something we feel should be left up to the local authorities.”
 
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If he didn't want to be shot he wouldn't have been born black.

It's his own fault.
 

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On 18 March two Sacramento policemen shot and killed 22 year-old Stephon Clark who was standing in his grandmother's backyard. The polcemen men fired 20 times at the unarmed man - claiming he was holding a gun. The only thing found in his possession was a cell phone.

Police were searching for an individual who was reported to be smashing windows of parked cars. A police helicopter spotted Stephon Clark climbing over a fence and into the yard at the side of his grandmother's house and informed two police on the ground. The police run into the front yard and Clark is seeing running into the backyard - the police shout at him and then open fire. At least 15 shots were fired at Clark after he fell to the ground. It wasn't until after 20 shots had been fired that the officers identified themselves as policemen. It was 5 minutes later that contact was made with Clark's body and when they discovered that he was only carrying a white iPhone the police officers on the scene muted their bodycams so there is no record of what they said to each other.

Video footage of the shooting of Stephon Clark from the helicopter and bodycams -

[video=youtube;VTlZqEsPY78]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTlZqEsPY78[/video]

The killing of Stephon Clark has sparked widespread protests in Sacramento - including disrupting the NBA game between the Sacramento Kings and the Atlanta Hawks

[video=youtube;6AVlHU3NM6Y]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AVlHU3NM6Y[/video]

Basketball players from the Sacramento Kings and the Boston Celtics wore tee-shirts expressing support for Stephon Clark's family

[video=youtube;ueK4QeVSc7U]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueK4QeVSc7U[/video]

Protests are taking place on a daily basis in the city

[video=youtube;yhzma_Jc_Us]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhzma_Jc_Us[/video]

On Tuesday Stephon Clark's younger brother Stevante Clark led protests at the Sacramento City Council meeting

[video=youtube;nytkfgugR08]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nytkfgugR08[/video]

In an interview Stevante Clark states - I don't want your ' I'm sorry '

In 2017 a total of 987 people were shot and killed in fatal police shootings in the USA

So far in 2018 a total of 264 people have been shot and killed in fatal police shootings in the USA

On Wednesday Donald Trump's White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said that the shooting of Stephon Clark is a “local matter and something we feel should be left up to the local authorities.”
I think you have to include a link to an article. Unless the videos are considered a substitute. Just mentioning it as mods might remove the thread.
 

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If he didn't want to be shot he wouldn't have been born black.

It's his own fault.
maybe he should have been armed, oh wait wrong thread
 

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America really has a deeply unhealthy relationship with guns, and I have no idea how to fix it. So many absolutely horrifying videos can be found online just like this one, and no one seems to face any repercussions.
 

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I think they are trained. Thats what is scary. There seems to be no accountability so easy for them to shoot to kill. Really sad.
They fire about 200 rounds a year in training. when I was a member of a gun club I'd fire about 200 a fortnight. They are not trained. Get the Dirty Harry competition out of your head. American cops don't do this.

They are untrained, scared ************************less and unprofessional.
 

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They fire about 200 rounds a year in training. when I was a member of a gun club I'd fire about 200 a fortnight. They are not trained. Get the Dirty Harry competition out of your head. American cops don't do this.

They are untrained, scared ************************less and unprofessional.
They may be scared but more importantly they are unaccountable. Without accountability this will keep happening.
 

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They may be scared but more importantly they are unaccountable. Without accountability this will keep happening.
Their bosses will always cover up for them. The main issue is that they are sh1t scared and untrained. They let guys loosed living in terror, and tell them to get on with it.

Apart from the racists, there's a huge number of racists in the US.
 

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How come four armed police officers sat outside that school in Florida while an active shooter was inside and then they run after this guy and shoot him 20 times?

Protect and serve, my ass.
 

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There’s another case where a woman holding a knife to her own throat in her car sets fire to the car. Officer in charge orders her out, gets his taser out, orders her to be tased. She gets out. Shot 3 times, dead.
 

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So its accountability is the main issue. Not fear.
Yes I think so. I saw one case where a cop shot a black man in the back while he was running away then called in on his radio and lied, saying he'd shot the suspect because he'd tried to grab his taser, then he walked up to the dead body and planted his taser next to it. This was all caught on video by a passer by, and yet still a jury failed to convict him. They can do anything to black people, and they know it.
 

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There’s another case where a woman holding a knife to her own throat in her car sets fire to the car. Officer in charge orders her out, gets his taser out, orders her to be tased. She gets out. Shot 3 times, dead.
The place is so fecked up
 

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maybe he should have been armed, oh wait wrong thread
And if he were a teacher armed then the cops would do just that.

There like the military.
 


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