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22-year-old black man fatally shot by Sacramento police in his own backyard was carrying a cell phone, not a 'tool bar,' when he was shot, department admits #StephonClark sacbee.com/news/local/cri…
22 years old.
Father of 2.
Unarmed.
In his own backyard.

2 cops – neither of whom identifies himself as a police officer – fired 20 shots at him.

Police video shows fatal shooting of #StephonClark (warning: extremely disturbing)
sacbee.com/latest-news/ar…
"About 6 minutes after the shooting, after backup arrives, an officer can be heard telling another officer, “hey mute.”

Sound then cuts out as cops apparently turn off their microphones"

If this f*ckery surprises you, you're not following @greg_doucette.
"Officers muted body cameras in Stephon Clark shooting. Why?"

Because after shooting #StephonClark 20 times, handcuffing his dying body and searching his backyard in vain for 7 minutes, the police realized they killed an unarmed man.
(ht @4everNeverTrump)
cnn.com/2018/03/25/us/…
A lack of transparency and accountability creates a culture of impunity for police misconduct. #StephonClark
Mass murderers Dylann Roof and Nikolas Cruz were arrested without a scratch.

#AltonSterling was selling CDs outside of a convenience store and was killed by police in less than 90 seconds.

Louisiana just announced that the officers won’t be charged.
wapo.st/2Gbvn8J?tid=ss…
"A day after #AltonSterling’s death prompted outrage and protests, an officer in Minnesota shot and killed #PhilandoCastile, a school cafeteria worker, during a traffic stop."

That officer was found not guilty on all counts.
#StephonClark was shot eight times, mostly in his back, according to autopsy requested by his family.

So how did police legitimately fear for their lives?
wapo.st/2E7YUKt
Autopsy requested by #StephonClark's family:

"He received seven gunshot wounds from his back .. All seven of these bullets could have been fatal on their own."

"He was not facing the officers” when he was killed."

This was murder.
"The autopsy concluded that #StephonClark’s death was not instantaneous, taking an estimated 3 to 10 minutes, raising questions about why he was not given more immediate medical care after the shooting."

Cops too busy cutting the audio on their bodycams. nyti.ms/2uAaSNC
It's not about disobeying orders.
It's not about not showing your hands.
It's not about advancing towards the officers.
It's not about resisting arrest.

It's about race. #StephonClark

(h/t @LeoredhookBKLYN via @JoyAnnReid)
Police release new body camera footage showing the officer repeatedly telling #AltonSterling he is going to shoot him in the head.

Moments later, Sterling is hit by a Taser and then fatally shot.

State-sanctioned extrajudicial killing. nytimes.com/video/us/10000…
"Don't f*cking move or I'll shoot your f*cking ass, bitch! Put your f*cking hands on the car! Put your hands on the car or I'll shoot you in your f*cking head, you understand me? Don't you f*cking move, you hear me?"

Less than 90 seconds. #AltonSterling cnn.com/2018/03/31/us/…
Sacramento sheriff’s vehicle hits 61-year-old woman during #StephonClark protest and speeds away, video shows
washingtonpost.com/news/post-nati…
Johnnie Rush was trying to get home from a long shift at Cracker Barrel.

Then he got stopped for jaywalking — an encounter with Asheville NC cops in which an officer punched him multiple times, used a stun gun on him & put him in a chokehold on the ground
washingtonpost.com/news/morning-m…
Say his name: #SaheedVassell.

NYPD cops fatally shoot black man holding a metal pipe that police mistake for gun on Brooklyn street (h/t @metaquest)
nydailynews.com/new-york/brook…
"The officers should have known him well enough to not simply shoot him to death" .. Police did not answer questions about whether officers had said anything to #SaheedVassell before firing 10 shots at him"

Police fatally shoot unarmed Brooklyn man nyti.ms/2H9JQzg
27 seconds.

"Police can be heard saying they were on scene & 27 seconds later, calling for an ambulance.

“They just hopped out of the car. It’s almost like they did a hit. They didn’t say please. They didn’t say put your hands up, nothing" #SaheedVassell
"Footage captured the sounds of dozens of rounds fired in rapid succession at the car, not far from bystanders and shoppers"

California police fired barrage of bullets at a packed car in a Walmart parking lot, killing unarmed father of 3 #DianteYarber theguardian.com/us-news/2018/a…
After Sacramento police killed #StephonClark, new videos show police muted their body cameras at least 16 times. Officers handcuffed and searched Clark before responders began first aid — 6 minutes after police shot him washingtonpost.com/news/post-nati…
"I can't breathe"

Federal prosecutors have recommended civil rights charges against NYPD Officer #DanielPantaleo in the 2014 chokehold death of #EricGarner
nyti.ms/2JZZs9A
“What are you doing?” Clemons asks.
“I’ll break your arm, that’s what I’m about to do,” an officer says."

Police wrestled a black woman to the ground, exposing her breasts in restaurant after a dispute over plastic cutlery, video shows @AlexHortonTX wapo.st/2vBXY22?tid=ss…
"Police did not charge the golfers, but did inform them that Grandview was cancelling their memberships"

Owner of Pennsylvania golf club calls police on black women for golfing too slowly gritpost.com/golf-club-call…
"An autopsy found #DianteYarber
was shot 10 times and died from choking on his own blood as police delayed getting him medical help" (h/t @docrocktex26)
cbsnews.com/news/unarmed-b…
Former Police Chief David Brown, a central #BacktheBlue figure, on the killing of #DianteYarber: “You can't defend putting over 30 rounds into a car full of people with no weapons"
(h/t @MeritLaw)
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