Public Statement Regarding Elk Grove Police Department and Officer Misty Johnson

Public Statement Regarding Elk Grove Police Department and Officer Misty Johnson

This statement is in response to the traffic stop initiated by Officer Misty Johnson on September 13, 2020, and subsequent actions taken by Elk Grove Police Department.


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Demands for the Mayor and Council of Sacramento



  • We call for the Sacramento City Council to Stand in Solidarity with the Community of Minneapolis, Minnesota and call for an immediate disbanding of the Police.
  • This include reallocating the 10 million in Measure U funds for the police department and allocating all Measure U funds back to the community for real community improvements like those that were outlined in Measure G in which this council failed to support a mere 2.5% reallocation of the city budget to schools and programs that support children but instead remained steadfast in its continued investment in police and the brutality and violence that is enacts on our communities.
  • We call for an immediate reallocation of funds from the police department into the communities which have been over policed. These immediate reallocations should follow the 2.5% budget allocation that was recommended in measure G.
  • We call for an immediate change to the city charter so that the city manager, an unelected official, is no longer in charge of termination of police officers and that responsibility be aligned with the Sacramento Mayor and Council.
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Mayor Steinberg, Do Better!

This is Tanya. Thursday evening close to 10pm, Councilmember Rick Jennings (Greenhaven is his district) texted me and asked if we could talk on the phone. I felt it was too late so I told him no but we could talk tomorrow (Friday, day of event we had). We agreed to talk at 1pm.
When we talked there was a lot of probing for details of our event that they thought might not have been included in the event details.
There were attempts at putting fear in me by telling me that he had to talk neighbors down from getting their guns and coming outside for us.
There was a discussion about the changes that need to happen.
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The Symbolic Knee

Mayor Steinberg released a video and the Sacramento Bee published an article about the Mayor of Sacramento joining the protestors by taking a knee in remembrance of George Floyd who was murdered by the Minneapolis Police Department.
I have to say that I was angry and conflicted as to how the Mayor could at the same time take a knee with protestors who are taking a knee not only in solidarity with the community members of Minneapolis but also taking a knee for how powerless they have felt when it comes to confronting police brutality that has happen in our own Sacramento Community.


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Press Statement Regarding Faison v. Jones Lawsuit Settlement



Tanya Faison, Black Lives Sacramento
(916) 581-0061


Press Statement Regarding Faison v. Jones Lawsuit Settlement

Tanya Faison, founder of Black Lives Matter Sacramento made the following statement:

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Racial Violence During Covid

Ahmed Aubrey.   25   2/23/2020 Brunswick, Georgia

Breonna Taylor  26   3/13/2020.   Louisville KY

Jah     14    4/27/2020     Rancho Cordova, Sacramento

Isaiah Swift       23    5/2/2020    Norfolk VA

Dreasjon "Sean" Reed, 21 5/6/2020.    Indianapolis

McHale Rose, 19    5/7/2020.  Indianapolis

Adrian Medearis  5/8/2020

Christian Cooper   57.   5/25/2020  Central Park, NY

George Floyd   5/25/2020   Minneapolis, MN

Tony McDade  5/25/2020 Tallahassee, FL

Sha' Teina Grady 5/26/2020 Michigan (beaten by police)

West Sacramento Disproportionate Arrest Reports

This is just an informative update on some of the work we are doing, stats we are following, and accountability we are trying to take..

As you know all the cities in California are on lock down. For that reason most govt business is being conducted from cameras in homes. Virtually. 

We decided to look at the agenda of the West Sacramento City Council meeting and it turns out that the May 20, 2020 meeting had an agenda item (#7) that was a report on "21st Century Policing." 

The fact that they have a quarterly report is a good thing. Whats even greater is that the demographics of this council is representative of the demographics of its population. 
We will see how that pans out tho..

Well here is the PDF to the report:

And here was my emailed public comment: 



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Demands for the Rancho Cordova Police Department Regarding the Beating of a 14 y/o Boy

On April 27th 202 Rancho Cordova police Officer Brian Fowell beat a 14 yo boy for an adult buying him a Swisher cigar. Fowell punched the boy several times, held his face to the ground and to the curb by his neck, and twisted his arms around as if he was trying to break them.

Black Lives Matter Sacramento will be fighting for this family to get justice.

Video of the incident



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Demands for the Sacramento Police Department and Officer Chad Lewis



Dear Cheif Hahn,


On March 27th 2020 at around 5pm, Sacramento Police terrorize a Black family at their home. They first said they were coming for a probation search. They demanded all people leave the home with guns drawn on the home and on the family. The search, if that was why they were there, would have only had to have been on the room of the person on probation, who was not present.

Recent incident


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City Council Funds SacPD's War on the Community

In 2019 at the State of the City address Mayor Steinberg promised the underdeveloped and over policed neighborhoods of Sacramento investment and relief.
Steinberg also echoed Attorney General Xavier Becerra sentiment that the Sacramento police should conduct themselves as guardians as opposed to enforcers.
The question is why 8 days before the anniversary of Stephon Clark being murdered in a joint action of the Sacramento police and Sheriffs did the Sacramento City Council consent to purchase of a 404K armored vehicle for the police.  
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