On April 27th, Caleb Macon, LaShaun Macon, and their daughter, were pulled over by the Sacramento Police Department, accused of speeding after turning right at a stop sign.
After being pulled over by Officer Mustafa Mohammad, several officers were called. Officer has a history of harassing this family, especially Caleb Macon.
During this stop Caleb Macon was physically abused and then arrested for "resisting arrest." LaShaun Macon was told to shut up several times and then she was physically beaten and detained. Calebs brother also experienced excessive force and was detained, and their young daughter was detained and traumatized. Other young children there who witnessed the incident, were also traumatized. (video below).
Black Lives Matter Sacramento was recently made aware of this terrorism and have demands.
SACRAMENTO POLICE VEHICLE & HELICOPTER PURSUIT OF BLACK MAN HIDING FROM SACRAMENTO POLICE IN BACKYARDS NOVEMBER 30, 2018
On November 30th 2018, Black Lives Matter Sacramento heard and saw several Sacramento Police Department vehicles speed past with sirens and lights on.
Black Lives Matter Sacramento listened to police scanners to learn that police were in pursuit of a Black adult male hiding in various back yards in the Meadowview neighborhood on streets Putnam Way and Cranston Way. 6 police vehicles upon arrival.
live video of incident: https://www.facebook.com/augusteighteenth/videos/10212359709860457/Read more
BLACK LIVES MATTER SACRAMENTO'S PUBLIC STATEMENT REGARDING THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY FINDING THE MURDER OF MIKEL MCINTYRE JUSTIFIED
November 20, 2018
Today District Attorney Ann Marie Schubert, found the Sacramento Sheriff deputies justified in their murder of Mikel McIntyre.
This was a decision she made following the Office of Inspector General and oversight for our Sheriff department Rick Braziel, found the murder of Mikel McIntyre "excessive" and that officers had no reason to fear for their life therefore it was not justified.
Black Lives Matter Sacramento thinks that the District Attorneys response was unfortunately expected, but extremely disappointing.
Upon the release of the video of the murder of 19 year old Darell Richards, by the Sacramento Police Departments SWAT team…
…the video released that showed no evidence of Darell Richards having a gun, pointing a gun, or even walking from Broadway and 17th to 21st street and 2nd avenue…
the family of Darell Richards, along with Black Lives Matter Sacramento has demands:
I won't be taking too much of your time today.
I just wanted to break some things down for folks.
Let's get this definition of racism out of the way first.
According to the United Nations, racism is defined as
“any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, color, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.”
In other words...
Prejudice + Power to Oppress = Racism
PUBLIC STATEMENT - 16 year Old with Broken Back After Sac PD Intentionally Rammed Him With a Police Car
July 23, 2018
Black Lives Matter Sacramento
Tanya Faison, 916.581.0061, email@example.com
Sonia Lewis, 916.581.0061, firstname.lastname@example.org
16 year Old with Broken Back After Sac PD Intentionally Rammed Him with a Police Car
Sacramento - On July 22, 2018 at around 11pm in the Del Paso Heights neighborhood on Eleanor Ave near Rio Linda Blvd. Sac PD chased down a 16 year old boy on his bike and violently hit him with a police vehicle. The officer intentionally rammed him on his bike with a vehicle, causing him to fly over another car. The boy was hit and flew in the air approximately 10 feet, where he landed in a neighbor’s yard. It took more than 15 minutes for ambulance to arrive. Sac PD prevented the boy’s mother, who was on the scene from seeing her son irrespective of his serious injuries. The injured boy was even handcuffed, although it was obvious that he was not able to move.
I first met Darrell Steinberg in 2014.
I lived in Sycamore Terrace Apartments. They are right behind Nugget Market on Florin Road in Greenhaven. I lived in bldg 4 and so did Steinberg and his family. I would see him every day almost. He was hella friendly. He would say hello with a big smile. This was the same time I had just started Incite Insight. For months I was telling myself to talk to him. Back then I wanted to pursue a political office and he was a state senator at the time. So I really wanted to pick his mind but was very nervous to approach him. Finally, one day I saw him and stopped him. I told him I had just started an organization that wanted to combat police violence. I told him that I wanted to sit down with him one day and take any advice he had on reaching out to our political officials effectively.
Darrell Steinberg welcomed it and gave me his personal cell phone number.
Since October of 2015, (32 months ago) law enforcement has killed 9 Sacramentans.
Mathematically that's 1 person every 3.5 months.
How many need to be killed before we do something other than watch the video and act sad and helpless?
Yes I am calling you out, not in.
Where are you?!!
April 1, 2018
The events scheduled for Saturday, March 31st were not organized by BLM Sacramento. However, we stand in solidarity with this community as we champion through the pain.Read more