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Police Violence Continues: Black Man Was Shot 20 Times In His Grandparents’ Backyard

March 26, 2018 10:07

Unfortunately, the police violence continues. According to the information from The Washington Post’s police shooting database, more than 200 people had been shot and killed by American police officers so far this year.

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It has been reported that the Sacramento police officers shot unarmed black man 20 times. He has been seen breaking into vehicles and into the neighbor’s house before being killed by the police. It turned out he was only holding a cellphone in his hands.

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It was the 22-year-old Stephon Alonzo Clark, the father of two small sons, ages 1 and 3.

It happened in his grandparents’ backyard. Police says he refused orders to stop and show his hands, so they had to take measures. They were also thinking he was holding a handgun and was about to open fire.

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During the process of investigation, only the cellphone was found next to his body.

His relatives say:

We’re mourning right now and so we need our time to mourn.

And add:

He was at the wrong place at the wrong time in his own backyard? C’mon now, they didn’t have to do that.

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Clark’s cousin says he helped care for his grandparents at their house in Sacramento.

City Councilman Larry Carr says the police must provide all necessary information regarding this case in a timely manner. The video from helicopter is about to be released by the department within 30 days.

Black Lives Matter Sacramento called it a police murder and demanded answers.

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Let’s pray for the family!

Source: The Washington Post

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