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Thu Mar 22 2018 (Updated 03/31/18)
Turn Up for Stephon Clark!
Actions Planned for Unarmed 23-Year-Old Shot 20 Times by Sacramento Police
Black Lives Matter Sacramento writes: "The murder of Stephon Clark was unjustified. On March 18th at 9:13 pm, Stephon was murdered, and while the police interrogated his family, the family was not told that his body was in their backyard. Four hours later at 1:00 am, his grandmother looked into the backyard, and saw his body on the ground, shot up. Within 48 hours Sacramento Police Department changed their story four times: first, they said he was carrying a gun; then they said he was carrying a “toolbar;” then they stated he was carrying a wrench; lastly, they confirmed that he only had a cellphone.

"Per the video, Sacramento Police Officers shot to kill within 18 seconds of arriving on the scene. The two Sacramento Police Officers did not identify themselves. Stephon was gunned down with his hands up while surrendering in his own backyard. The two Sacramento Police Officers involved should be fired from the department for cause, and D.A. Schubert should convict them for murder."

Vigils seeking justice are planned for March 22 at Sacramento City Hall, and March 23 at Florin & 29th Street near the Meadowview Light Rail Station where Stephon was murdered.

Read More: calendar Turn Up - for Stephon Clark! (March 22) | calendar Justice 4 Stephon "Zoe" Clark! (March 23) | calendar Meeting of the Minds Benefit Open Mic (March 25) | calendar Let's Go See the D.A! Charge the Police! (March 27-29) | calendar Blackout Meeting at City Council Meeting (March 27) | calendar Shot 7 Times in His Back! In the Streets (March 30) | calendar Resist Police Violence (Counter-Protest at anti-Stephon Clark Rally) (March 31) | calendar Vigil for Stephon #JusticeForZoe (March 31)

See Also: California DOJ to Join Investigation into Stephon Clark's Killing | photo Protests over Stephon Clark’s Killing Disrupt Sacramento City Council | photo Celtics & Kings NBA Players Honor Stephon Clark | National Lawyers Guild Critical of Sacramento Police at Stephon Clark Protest | Amnesty International Calls for Accountability in the Shooting of Stephon Clark | Stephon Clark shooting raises questions about effectiveness of police body cameras | photovideo Demonstrators Shut Down I-5 for Stephon Clark | Sacramento Police Officers Who Killed Stephon Clark Identified | photo Antifascist Solidarity from Sacramento to Austin | Black Lives Matter Sacramento Statement on the Murder of Stephon Clark | video Sacramento Police Release Bodycam Video of the Murder of Stephon Clark | photo Vigil for Stephon Clark | ACLU of Northern California Statement on Sacramento PD's Fatal Shooting of Stephon Clark | Sacramento NAACP Statement on the Shooting of Stephon Clark | On Palm Sunday, 2018 the legacy of Stephon Clark will live forever
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