Stephon Clark’s brother shut down Sacramento’s City Council meeting.
During the public act, Stevante Clark stated, “Now the mayor wants to talk to me. The chief of police got my brother killed. He didn’t care. He shows no emotion at all. And you all get mad at me for not crying on the news?”
Stevante’s brother, Stephon, was shot at 20 times by 2 police officers while unarmed in his grandmother’s yard on March 18. Stevante led protesters to a city council meeting where the mayor was discussing his brother’s death.
Protestors held up their phones at the meeting, with one asking, “does this look like a gun?” Stevante even jumped on a desk chanting his brother’s name and declared the mayor and city has “failed all of you.”
A community member at the meeting stated, “I grew up in a city, and in a neighborhood where grandma’s backyard was a sacred place. But I never, ever, thought that I would die in my grandma’s backyard.”
Another stated, “Everything is falling on us and then on top of this you’re killing us. You’re killing us. It’s genocide. It feels like genocide.”
Police said they thought Stephon was armed, but all they found on him was a cell phone. He was only 23 years old.