"The mayor and the city of Sacramento has failed all of you."
Stevante Clark seized the Sacramento City Council meeting meant to hear public concern and questions about the police killing of his brother Stephon earlier this month. Clark gave an impassioned speech naming the high rents, poverty and "gangbanging" the city has failed to resolve in addition to police violence in Black communities.
Community members and activists including Black Lives Matter Sacramento leader Tanya Faison then took the floor to air their rage and frustration over the police killing of Black men and the lack of repercussions for these deaths.
“It feels like genocide. You’re killing us. We’re fighting for too many people,” said Faison according to TheRoot.com.
Faison called for the firing of the officers who shot Stephon Clark 20 times for having a cell phone in his hand while in his grandmother's backyard.
Demonstrations shifted to the Golden 1 Center where access to the Sacramento Kings game was shut down.
The Kings have come out in support of justice for Stephon Clark wearing t-shirts with his name and releasing this video calling for police accountability.