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|Rapid Response Alert|
Safe in their own backyards: MOBB United for Social Change demands justice for Stephon Clark
On Sunday night, March 18, 22-year-old Stephon “Zoe” Clark was shot 20 times by Sacramento police officers in his own backyard. The officers on the scene were responding to a report of a suspect breaking windows of vehicles. The officers confronted Mr. Clark in the backyard of his grandmother’s home, where he lived. Responding to officers’ commands, he raised both hands above his head and was executed. Officers on the scene said they thought Stephon had a gun; the only item recovered at the scene was Stephon’s cell phone.
Video evidence confirms that the officer on the scene were the initial aggressors; they did not identify themselves as police officers and began shooting within moments of encountering Stephon. Additionally, in recent days evidence shows dubious actions on the part of the officers on the scene. All officers present conspired to mute their microphones but are shown on camera to be speaking to each other.
If our sons are not safe in their own backyard, they are not safe anywhere. M.O.B.B. United for Social Change demands immediate justice for Zoe.
Call To Action
#ProtectThem by demanding immediate action and reforms of the Sacramento Police Department.
Please contact the officials below and state the following:
Anne Marie Shubert, Sacramento County, District Attorney 1-916-874-6218
Darrell Steinberg, Mayor, Sacramento 1-916-808-5300
Daniel Hahn, Chief of Police, Sacramento 1-916-808-0800
M.O.B.B. United for Social Change, Inc. is a nationwide coalition of moms who are dedicated to making the world a safer place for Black boys and men by eradicating harassment, brutality and unwarranted use of deadly force by law enforcement against our sons. The group was born out of frustration over the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile in Minnesota and numerous other innocent Black boys and men killed by police before and after them. It has grown into a mobilized force of moms determined to make a difference. We aim to influence both policy and perception that impact how Black boys and men are treated by law enforcement.