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Sacramento NAACP Statement on the Shooting of Stephon Clark
by Greater Sacramento NAACP
Friday Mar 23rd, 2018 6:32 PM
"No Violence Just Justice” – “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” slogans and plea’s shouted out by citizens, activist, and community leaders to stop the violence against unarmed Black and Brown citizens

The Greater Sacramento National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) mourns yet again with the family and love ones over the terrible tragedy surrounding the officer involved shooting of Stephan Clark another unarmed Black man.

While we respect the role of SCPD in our community, these shooting have angered, frustrated and frighten people in our community. We are also frustrated with the justice system which fails to indict such killings. We are a community experiencing post traumatic stress and as such the community and police relations remains one of mistrust.

As community servants, the NAACP is obligated to demand transparency, service and respect from law enforcement for all its citizens. The NAACP will stand guard to insure there is a just outcome for all parties involved. We will work with other concerned citizens and organizations on issues of training, transparency, engagement and accountability. We want an independent investigation and have asked the FBI to get involved as well. President Williams will meet with Police Chief Daniel Hahn today and will demand that SCPD and the Sacramento District Attorney Office provide regular updates. The NAACP intends to continue to monitor the investigation process.

“The unanswered questions remain does the justice system have the capability of dispensing justice for all its citizens” states President Betty Williams.

The Greater Sacramento NAACP
Website: *email secnaacp1060 [at] *facebook@naacpsacramentobranch1060

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

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