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Stephon Clark’s children to receive a $2.4 million settlement

Protestors outside of the Sacramento Police department in March demanded responsibility from the Sac PD for the officers who shot Stephon Clark a year prior. Clark’s children were awarded a $2.4 million settlement from the city on Wednesday.

Jordan Silva-Benham, news editor

September 10, 2019

Stephon Clark’s two children were granted a $2.4 million settlement with the city of Sacramento Wednesday, according to a declaration filed by an attorney representing the minors. Clark’s children, referred to as A.C. and C.C. in the declaration, are 5 and 2 respectively. The siblings are being repres...

California assembly bill may change when police can use deadly force

Protesters marched through Sacramento's Fab 40's neighborhood, a collection of upscale homes. The protest was organized in response in the Sacramento District Attorney's decision not to charge the officers involved in the fatal shooting of unarmed 22-year-old Stephon Clark.

Jose Fabian

April 20, 2019

A bill that would more narrowly define when police officers may legally use deadly force is currently making its way through the California assembly. Assembly Bill 392 would change the use of deadly force by adding the word “necessary” into the language of when homicide is justifiable. Assemblymembers S...

On the anniversary of his death, Sacramento remembers Stephon Clark

Stevante Clark, Stephon Clark's older brother, holds a set of balloons aloft during a balloon release ceremony held immediately after a service at Genesis Church in Meadowview on Monday. The service was part of the one-year anniversary remembrance of unarmed 22-year-old Clark, who was shot and killed by Sacramento Police on March 18, 2018.

Eric Jaramishian and Will Coburn

March 19, 2019

A crowd of about 200 people gathered in a circle in the middle of 24th Street across from Meadowview park Monday evening, less than a mile away from where 22-year-old unarmed Stephon Clark was pursued by police into his grandparents backyard and shot and killed on March 19, 2018. In the center of t...

Stephon Clark Legacy Weekend begins with a trauma focused workshop

Attendees for the summit stand in line for a free meal courtesy of The Rose Family Creative Empowerment Center during the Stephon Clark Legacy Weekend in Meadowview Friday. They work to aid vulnerable youth throughout the Sacramento area and worked with the Clark family to organize the summit.

Jordan Silva-Benham

March 16, 2019

The Stephon Clark Legacy Weekend kicked off with a teen summit and community healing conversation, including speeches, breathing exercises and meditation, in the Meadowview community Friday. The weekend consists of four days of events, including a mother’s brunch on Saturday, a Day of Peace and ...

Council addresses ways to decrease police violence

Tanya Faison speaks to the Community Police Review Commission on her concerns regarding Sac PD. Faison noted the lack of consequences for police officers who use deadly force

Jordan Silva-Benham

March 13, 2019

The Sacramento Community Police Review Commission held its monthly city council meeting Monday at city hall, its first since the announcement that two Sacramento Police Department officers wouldn’t be charged for shooting and killing Stephon Clark. Those who spoke at the meeting included California Assembly memb...

Sac State hosts week of events following DA’s decision

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The State Hornet Staff

March 12, 2019

In the week after Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert’s announced the decision to not press charges against the two officers who shot and killed 22-year-old Stephon Clark, activists occupied events and city council meetings, demanding change. Marches demanding solidarity, street corner ...

Black Lives Matter organizes 3 days of sit-ins

Sac State alumna Breanna Martin shows off an ornate and hand-made coat she attended Tuesday's sit-in with.

The State Hornet Staff

March 11, 2019

Black Lives Matter Sacramento organized three days of sit-ins last week at the Sacramento Police Department on Freeport Boulevard. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 3 p.m., protesters stood in front of the Sacramento Police Department with signs showing support of Stephon Clark and call...

Vigil honors Stephon Clark, marches through Meadowview neighborhood

T'Keyah Robinson holds a sign at a vigil for Stephon Clark in Meadowview on Friday. The vigil was held to honor  Clark and demand for the imprisonment of the officers who shot him.

Francina Sanchez and Jordan Silva-Benham

March 9, 2019

Nearly 100 peaceful protestors gathered for a candlelight vigil in Meadowview on Friday night to honor Stephon Clark and call for the imprisonment of the officers who shot him, Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet. Clark was killed in his grandmother’s backyard in Meadowview last year, setting off a...

Sacramento DA will not file charges against 84 arrested

Demonstrators march in the street while displaying a homemade

Robbie Pierce

March 8, 2019

Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced Friday that there will be no charges filed against any of the 84 people arrested following Monday night’s East Sacramento protest. DA Anne Marie Schubert announced today that her office received and reviewed Sacramento Police Department reports...

Sac State students join Sacramento walkout for Stephon Clark

Sac State student Ronnie Guice, a history major, joined the student walkout from Sac City College to the Capitol protesting the Stephon Clark decision Thursday, March 7. Guice said the history of the U.S. was one of genocide in various forms, like rape, murder, ordinances, and laws contributing to the oppression of certain groups.

Camille Escovedo and Janelle Williams

March 8, 2019

Students from Sacramento State, Sacramento City College, Burbank High School and UC Davis marched from Sac City to the State Capitol steps Thursday to protest the shooting death of unarmed 22 year-old Stephon Clark. A year since Clark’s death made national news, protests have sprung up again in r...

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