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New Report Shows Number of People Killed by Police Skyrocketed in 2020
May 27, 2021
The new report revealed that at least 28 percent of those killed were African Americans, who make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population. Although this figure is staggering, the Center for American Progress (CAP) noted that it is almost certainly under-represents the actual number of civilians who died while in the custody of the criminal justice system. ... read more »
The Cry of a Mother
May 6, 2021
Wendy's Window ... read more »
Black Girls Sue Governor and Legislature Over Public School Funding
August 21, 2020
At the tender age of 5, Samaiya Atkins and her father Marcus Atkins have high hopes and dreams for a high-quality, public education. When Mr. Atkins realized his daughter could get that level of rigor at a new school with an established reputation for developing high-performing scholars just a few blocks away from their home in the Meadowview community of Sacramento, he was ecstatic and quickly signed Samaiya up for Tecoy Porter College Prep. ... read more »
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Build A Movement
June 11, 2020
Racism is America’s original sin. Racism that built this nation using the free labor of enslaved Africans. Racism embedded in our original Constitution, claiming that my Black ancestors held only 3/5 of value compared to a white person. Racism that led to racial segregation and discriminatory laws in education, housing and employment. Racism that created a system of law enforcement designed to disproportionately incarcerate Black Americans. For over 400 years, America has used racism to build a wall around Black Americans. This wall has kept Black Americans excluded from opportunities to learn, to work and to vote.    ... read more »
Bill Aimed at Preventing Police Deadly Force Moves Forward
April 18, 2019
Legislation is first of its kind in the nation ... read more »
Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Releases Statement Following Announcement in Stephon Clark Case
March 12, 2019
(Sacramento)  – Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Chair of the Assembly Public Safety Committee issued the following statement: “We learned that charges will not be brought against the officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark almost one year ago.  ... read more »
Assassinated Twice: DA Schubert Murders Stephon Clark’s Character
March 8, 2019
The Sacramento African American community has been holding its collective breath, our fingers crossed, hanging on to the unlikely hope that either Ann Marie Schubert, our county district attorney, or Xavier Becera, our state’s Attorney General, would do the right thing and bring charges against the officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark.  ... read more »
Rev. Sharpton Reacts To The Stephon Clark Case
March 5, 2019
Rev. Al Sharpton reacts to the case against Betty Shelby being dropped in the unlawful death of Stephon Clark. ... read more »
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California AG to Announce Whether His Office will File Criminal Charges Against Two Police Officers who Shot and Killed Stephon Clark
March 5, 2019
  California Attorney General Xavier Becerra spoke with reporters Monday morning about Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert’s decision to not file criminal charges against the police officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark. ... read more »
Legislators Introduce Bills to Regulate Police Use of Force
February 14, 2019
Police killings continue to be a significant problem in California. According to the Department of Justice figures, California police killed 162 people in 2017, and half of them were unarmed. Cities such as Bakersfield, Stockton, Santa Ana, Long Beach, and San Bernardino ranked in the top 15 when it came to nationwide police killings. ... read more »
California Lawmakers Continue Shift from Mass Incarceration
September 14, 2018
The recently completed California legislative session continued a yearslong effort to lower criminal sentences, ease restrictions on suspects, and keep juveniles out of adult prisons despite objections that the moves could harm public safety. ... read more »
Dallas Officer Arrested on Manslaughter Warrant
September 13, 2018
A White Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter charge in the off-duty shooting of a Black neighbor whose apartment she says she mistook for her own. ... read more »
NAACP Statement on Starbucks and Growing Climate of Racism and Intolerance
April 19, 2018
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement following the disgraceful arrest of two African American men in a Philadelphia Starbucks. ... read more »
Ways a Black Person Can Avoid Being Shot by Police
April 5, 2018
Stephon Clark unarmed black man shot in backyard by police, don't run, walk, breath or drive while Black ... read more / view cartoon »
Sharpton Says Police Shootings Are A National Problem
April 5, 2018
Stephon Clark's memorial service held Thursday March 29, was a chance for both national and local figures to share their opinions about the latest police shooting of an unarmed Black man. ... read more »
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