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Settlement reached in lawsuit on behalf of 84 arrested during Stephon Clark Demonstration

Black Lives Matter Sacramento demonstrators hold their fists in the air as they march down Meadowview Road during the one year anniversary of Stephon Clark’s death in South Sacramento, Calif. on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Jennah Booth, Special to the Current

April 16, 2020

Sacramento officials reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit on behalf of 84 people who were arrested during a demonstration in East Sacramento on March 4, 2019, according to the Sacramento Bee.  The tentative $624,000 settlement came a year after the Sacramento Police Department arrested 84 p...

Police need to be held accountable for actions

The Sacramento community is working on healing and coming together in the wake of the district attorney's office's announcement. Demonstrators hold up a sign that reads “We must love and support one another / Black Lives Matter Sacramento” banner during the one year anniversary of Stephon Clark’s death in South Sacramento, Calif. on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Breawna Maynard

March 27, 2019

Another year, another unarmed black man killed by the police, and another injustice for the families of the victims involved. Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old African-American man, was shot in the Meadowview neighborhood in Sacramento by two police officers from the Sacramento Police Department on March ...

Students among 84 arrested during Clark demonstration

American River College U.N.I.T.E members Raven Kauba (left) and Dronme Davis (right) participate in a Stephon Clark protest on March 8, 2019. The two students were two of the 84 demonstrators who were arrested by Sacramento police officers during a Stephon Clark protest in East Sacramento on March 4, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Jennah Booth

March 25, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. said in 1963: “A riot is the language of the unheard.” When Sacramento police arrested 84 people in East Sacramento on March 4, however, the demonstration was far from a riot, according to Dronme Davis. Davis is an American River College student who works with the coll...

UNITE works to create an inclusive campus

A table adorned with candles, a Black Lives Matter flag, and messages acknowledging and celebrating the lives of black Americans is set up in the Student Center. (Photo by Katia Esguerra)

Makenna Roy

March 5, 2019

The Universal Engaging Inclusive Transformative Education Program, or UNITE, at American River College is focused on creating a more inclusive community for the student body. UNITE is focused on helping create a more comfortable space by participating in community outreach, hosting speakers, holdin...

Los Rios responds to DA’s decision in Stephon Clark shooting

Demonstrators raise their fists as they block the intersection of J and 8th in protest of Stephon Clark's death on March 29, 2018. (photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Jennah Booth

March 4, 2019

Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced Saturday there would not be any charges filed against the officers who shot and killed 22-year-old Stephon Clark almost a year ago. Following a nearly hour-long PowerPoint presentation detailing the case, Schubert declared the shooting justified. S...

Journalism has rules, too

Stevante Clark speaks to the media regarding his brother Stephon Clark's death at the Bayside of South Sacramento Church on March 29, 2018. (photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Alexus Hurtado

May 2, 2018

Since the beginning, journalists in the United States have been taught to live by objectivity, but in our world today that’s becoming more and more difficult to do. In the aftermath of Stephon Clark’s death for example, there has been backlash towards the press in Sacramento in regards to the co...

Protesting another Kings game has only hurt support

Sacramento Kings fans were prevented from entering the Golden 1 Center after protestors blocked all openings on March 27, 2018. This was the second such protest in the last week after the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Mack Ervin III

March 28, 2018

While the protest that occurred in front of the Golden 1 Center during the Sacramento Kings vs. Atlanta Hawks game on March 22 may have been inconvenient, it got the point and message across. Another young black man was needlessly gunned down and we need to have a discussion about it — and see change. ...

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