Sacramento Police Body Camera Policy Changes After Fatal Shooting Of Black Teenager

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.

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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.

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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.

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Black Lives Matter activists block Sacramento Kings fans from entering game

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.

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BLM Refuses to Back Down on Stephon Clark Killing

The police officers in Sacramento, California, who fatally shot an unarmed black man named Stephon Clark last March will not be charged.

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BLM Sacramento Disrupts Luncheon Honoring Sacramento County District Attorney

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.

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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. 

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Black Lives Matter Sacramento asks for donations for gun safety training

Black Lives Matter Sacramento says, due to recent civil unrest, African Americans need to know how to protect themselves.

 6:04 PM PDT October 23, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Black Lives Matter Sacramento has been at the forefront of activism for the local black community.

Its founder, Tanya Faison, said it is important to educate the black community about resources they can use to protect themselves from potential attacks from white supremacists, or when they feel they cannot call the police for help.

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