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Author:  Rumpole [ Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:54 pm ]
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Sacramento police shot man holding cellphone in his grandmother's yard
By Eric Levenson, Madison Park and Darran Simon, CNN
Updated 2215 GMT (0615 HKT) March 22, 2018


(CNN) Sacramento police officers shot and killed a black man in his grandmother's backyard because they believed he was pointing a gun at them, police said.
But investigators say they did not find a weapon at the scene, only a cellphone near the man's body.
The fatal shooting of Stephon Clark on Sunday night was recorded by two officers' body cameras and from a police helicopter; that footage was released Wednesday.

The videos show a brief encounter between police and Clark, lasting less than a minute, from the moment one of the officers spotted him in the driveway and yelled, "Hey, show me your hands. Stop. Stop."
In the dark, the two police officers chased Clark into the backyard of his grandmother's home.
"Show me your hands!" one of the officers yelled. "Gun, gun, gun."
Then police opened fire. Clark crumpled to the ground, momentarily tried to crawl before falling motionless as more shots erupted around him.

....more at link
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/22/us/s ... index.html

Author:  Rumpole [ Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:57 pm ]
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Here we go again.... I assume Z is en route?

Suspect (creeping around cars and back of houses at night) - Black
Cops - White

Protesters block NBA arena over fatal Sacramento police shooting
By Darran Simon, Sonya Hamasaki and Madison Park, CNN
Updated 1005 GMT (1805 HKT) March 23, 2018

Protests block NBA arena over police shooting

(CNN) Protests erupted in Sacramento four days after Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man, was shot by police in his grandmother's backyard. Demonstrators blocked the entrance to an arena where an NBA game was scheduled Thursday, chanting "Black Lives Matter" and the name of the 22-year-old who was killed.
Police said the officers who fired at Clark believed he had a gun. Investigators said they did not find a weapon, only a cell phone.
The shooting sparked an outcry in the city, bringing protesters to the Golden 1 Center, where the Sacramento Kings defeated the Atlanta Hawks in a nearly empty arena.

...more at link
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/22/us/s ... index.html

Author:  Rumpole [ Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:04 pm ]
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Witnesses say.. "shot in the back"... but that's standard... and "he was holding a wrench"... that later became a cell phone?

Unarmed father-of-two is shot dead by police in his backyard - Daily Mail

Author:  Rumpole [ Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:07 pm ]
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How the Stephon Clark shooting unfolded

Author:  Rumpole [ Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:46 pm ]
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Stephon Clark case doesn’t lend itself to easy answers, or quick ones
By Melody Gutierrez, Evan Sernoffsky and Kevin Fagan
March 26, 2018 Updated: March 26, 2018 8:49pm

SACRAMENTO — The family wants criminal charges against the officers who opened fire. Protesters are demanding changes in how police approach black men in tense situations. Politicians from the mayor to the lieutenant governor and a U.S. senator express outrage.

But furor aside, there’s little prospect of quick action in the aftermath of the March 18 death of 22-year-old Stephon Clark, an unarmed African American man shot to death in his family’s backyard by two Sacramento police officers.

Experts who study police use of force say the facts and officers’ motives in a fatal shooting are not always immediately clear, despite appearances. Decisions on whether to file charges can take months, even years.
“No family should have to endure this pain and suffering as they try to seek answers for an execution of their loved one who was only holding a cell phone,” said Ben Crump, a civil rights attorney who has been retained by Clark’s family. “The Clark family isn’t the only family that has had to endure this suffering.”
Clark had two young children. He had several encounters with the law, including convictions for robbery and domestic violence, according to Sacramento County court records, and reportedly had been living in his grandmother’s house for about a month.

....more at link
https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/articl ... 783034.php

Author:  Rumpole [ Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:48 pm ]
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Ben Crump... family attorney... deja vu all over again :doh

Mr Crump Don't Like It.....

Author:  Molly [ Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:52 pm ]
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Stephon Clark Was Shot 7 Times From Behind, According to Family's Autopsy Report
The March 18 shooting of Stephon Clark, 22, by Sacramento police officers has sparked near daily protests in California's capital city
By Don Thompson and Sophia Bollag | AP, NBC DFW | March 30, 2018

Sacramento police shot Stephon Clark seven times from behind, according to autopsy results released Friday by a pathologist hired by Clark's family, findings that call into question the department's assertion that the 22-year-old black man was facing officers and walking toward them when he was killed.

Dr. Bennet Omalu, whose study of a degenerative brain condition in football players prompted the NFL to adopt new safety rules designed to prevent concussions, also determined Clark took up to 10 minutes to die.

Police officers, concerned Clark could be alive and armed, waited about five minutes to approach him after the shooting in his grandmother's backyard. Clark was not armed; police apparently mistook a cellphone in his hand for a gun.

"The proposition is he was facing officers is inconsistent with prevailing forensic evidence," Omalu said at a news conference with family attorney Benjamin Crump.

He said it was not clear if Clark would have survived had he gotten immediate medical attention, and he noted that any of the six bullets that hit him in the back and one in the neck could have been the fatal shot. An eighth bullet went into Clark's thigh.

Sacramento police responded in a brief statement that said the department had not yet received the official report from the Sacramento County coroner's office. It noted that the coroner's death investigation is independent from the investigation being conducted by police and the state Department of Justice.

More at link: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/national-in ... 84093.html

Author:  Molly [ Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:42 am ]
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There is a short gif of it in this tweet: https://twitter.com/nbcbayarea/status/9 ... 0090780672

Sheriff's Deputy Vehicle Reportedly Hits Protester at Stephon Clark Protest
By Diana San Juan | NBC Bay Area | March 31, 2018

A Sacramento sheriff's deputy's vehicle reportedly hit a protester at the Stephon Clark rally in Sacramento Saturday night.

Witnesses say they saw a woman leave in an ambulance with minor injuries but the Sacramento Sheriff's office has not confirmed or commented on what happened.

Source: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/S ... 79663.html

Author:  Molly [ Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:00 am ]
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CHP has ordered the vigil over via helicopter.
It is now an unlawful assembly.

Steve Patterson@PattersonNBC 3 min ago
#BREAKING: Police in riot gear form a line against protestors in #Sacramento. #CHP confirms person sustained minor injuries from a Sheriff’s vehicle during #StephonClark protest. Details being worked. Tensions high. @NBCNews

Author:  Rumpole [ Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:12 am ]
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I have a live stream Periscope

Protestor Hit By Police Car As Calls To Charge Officers In Stephon Clark Shooting Grow Louder


I see vid of usual... protard in front of car.... car rolled forward..

Described as " It continues... A great-grandmother was hit by a POLICE CAR during a protest tonight. The #policecar DROVE OFF without stopping!"

It looked to me that this "well know protard" steped in front of car that was already moving (slowly)... she should be charged with Jaywalking :cool


Photos at Daily Mail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... anger.html

Author:  Rumpole [ Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:03 am ]
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This fb vid is supposed to show all...

Carlos Chavez was live.
Viewer discretion is advised.
https://www.facebook.com/Carlos.Chavez4 ... 317435058/

The usual cattle thinking they can meander in the street... glad the cop ran her over (a bit)
Blocking traffic... it needs to stop... they need to run MORE over... at speed!

See -33:00 minutes... Two cop cars surrounded by chanting/threatening savages.....lead car broadcasts warning repeated...."back away from my vehicle"

These are TWO vehicles driving down the street (slowly)... the daft protard woman had to step in front of second vehicle.. walking INTO a stream of moving traffic never ends well.. for the jaywalker :roll

Author:  Molly [ Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:02 pm ]
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Protest planned outside CA cops’ convention; a counterprotest is encouraged by sheriff
By Daniel Hunt | The Sacramento Bee | Updated: September 18, 2018

On Tuesday, the six-month anniversary of the police shooting death of Stephon Clark, a group led by the local chapter of Black Lives Matter will protest outside of the Sacramento Convention Center during a conference of law enforcement officials.

The slate of speakers is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. at a demonstration against fatal police shootings of African Americans — most notably Clark, an unarmed man killed in Meadowview as officers responded to reports of someone breaking car windows.

“We will let them know, not in our streets,” the group said in a news release about the CopsWest Training & Expo, an annual conference of 1,500 officers sponsored by California Peace Officers Association taking place Tuesday and Wednesday.
During a news conference for a shooting that left one deputy killed and another injured Monday in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones encouraged others to should head to the convention center to support police.

“We have a planned protest tomorrow at a statewide law enforcement conference down in Sacramento,” Jones said. “I know people have this overwhelming urge to do what they can. ... One of the things you can do is go down there. Go down to the convention center tomorrow between 11 and 1 and show your support for law enforcement.”

Berry Accius, a community organizer involved in the rally, said Jones’ comment was a call to action.

“Scott Jones is declaring war on activists,” Accius said. “ If there is any kind of clash, we know who will be protected and who will be arrested.”

Faison called Jones’ remarks encouraging a counterprotest Tuesday unprofessional and “extremist.”

More at link: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article218580300.html

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