SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department announced this week through their Facebook account that, effective Feb. 15, 2021, the “specialized units of Gangs, Homeless Outreach, and North Problem Oriented Policing (POP) will be equipped with body worn cameras.”
Maybe a case of a little too late for victims of police violence, who often cite lack of body-worn cameras in their complaints against the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department.
Most recently, following the shooting death of Kershawn Geyger by undercover officers from the Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Suppression Unit on Jan. 15, 2021, Geyger’s friends and family were left with only grief and unanswered questions.
Geyger was shot and killed on Jan. 15 during an undocumented interaction with members of the Sacramento Sheriff Department’s “Gang Suppression Unit.”
Geyger was but 25 years old at the time of his death. He was shot and killed outside of the Crestview North Apartments where he had just dropped off his two-year old daughter and his daughter’s mother.Read more
The family of a teenager who was shot and killed by Sacramento police two months ago says there are still unanswered questions regarding the incident. They made demands of the department in front of City Hall on Monday — even as the department has already made one change as a result of the shooting.
Darell Richards was fatally shot by police in September, but some officer-worn body cameras were inadvertently turned off during the incident, according to a department spokesperson, Vance Chandler.
Now, the department says body cameras have been repositioned to eliminate the possibility that the butt end of an officer’s rifle could turn off the camera.Read more
Six months after Stephon Clark’s death, Black Lives Matter protesters climb into makeshift coffins outside police conference
They laid dozens of makeshift coffins in the street to represent black people killed by police in California. Blocking traffic, the protesters climbed inside the purple caskets and each raised a fist in the air.
The spectacle was part of an hours-long Black Lives Matter protest Tuesday commemorating the sixth-month anniversary of the death of Stephon Clark, who was fatally shot by Sacramento police March 18 outside his grandparents’ home during a vandalism investigation.
Protesters marched and chanted outside the downtown Sacramento Convention Center, where a California Peace Officers’ Assn. training conference was underway.Read more
Sacramento Black Lives Matter Files Lawsuit Against Sheriff They Say Blocked Them from Posting on His Facebook Page
Black Lives Matter Sacramento has filed a lawsuit against a California sheriff who they say blocked them from posting on his Facebook page. According to two leaders of the group, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones’ action violated their First Amendment rights.
In a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in the Sacramento federal district court Wednesday, Jan. 30, Tanya Faison and Sonia Lewis say Jones deleted comments the leaders made on Oct. 31 and Nov. 5 when they replied to a post on his page where he gave his thoughts on the continuing debate concerning the amount of supervision the Office of the Inspector General should have over his department.Read more
Black Lives Matter turned its anti-racism sights Thursday night on … the NBA.
As a result, the Sacramento Kings and the Atlanta Hawks played a game before a largely empty arena.
According to the Sacramento Bee and other news outlets, hundreds of BLM and other left-wing protesters formed a human chain around the doors to the Golden 1 arena in downtown Sacramento.Read more
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Reported members of the group Black Lives Matter Sacramento shared a Facebook Live video on Thursday of it disrupting a lunch honoring Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert.
It happened this afternoon at the popular midtown restaurant Lucca.Read more
Facebook while black: Users call it getting 'Zucked,' say talking about racism is censored as hate speech
It was spirit week, and Carolyn Wysinger, a high school teacher in Richmond, California, was cheerfully scrolling through Facebook on a break between classes. Her classroom, with its black-and-white images of Martin Luther King Jr. and Che Guevara and a "Resist Patriarchy" sign, was piled high with colorful rolls of poster paper, the whiteboard covered with plans for pep rallies.
A post from poet Shawn William caught her eye. "On the day that Trayvon would've turned 24, Liam Neeson is going on national talk shows trying to convince the world that he is not a racist." While promoting a revenge movie, the Hollywood actor confessed that decades earlier, after a female friend told him she'd been raped by a black man she could not identify, he'd roamed the streets hunting for black men to harm.Read more