SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Protesters took center stage at Tuesday night’s Sacramento city council meeting, and the protests aren’t over yet.

A wake for Stephon Clark is scheduled to begin early Wednesday afternoon, a little over a week after he was shot and killed by Sacramento police. The timing of the gathering led Sacramento city council to postpone a community meeting they had originally planned to begin at the same time.

Mayor Darrell Steinberg says he made the decision to postpone the meeting out of respect for the family.

Tuesday’s council meeting ended early due to safety concerns. Clark’s brother took over the meeting by chanting Stephon’s name, then jumping onto the mayor’s council desk.

Black Lives Matter is planning another protest in the wake of the shooting. Activists are continuing to put pressure on the district attorney’s office to prosecute the two officers who fired at Clark.

According to Black Lives Matter Sacramento, the protest will begin at 3 p.m. outside the Sacramento County DA’s office.

 

Comments (4)
  1. Gene Rey says:

    Well, run through the neighborhood breaking into cars & then not only run from the police but also hold up your hand holding something and charge them…in the dark…..stuff happens…he won’t do it again.

    1. Kevin Lee says:

      He WASN’T breaking into cars!

  2. Bob Smogango says:

    The News should be discussing Stephon’s criminal record. He’s got a rap sheet that’s probably longer than a lot of criminals twice his age. None of it is positive, at all. It’s too bad the City might have to pay the family over this. The biggest crime is this family getting away with painting a distorted picture of Stephon Clark. That will enlighten people on who Stephon was from a background perspective. he certainly wasn’t sitting at home with milk and cookies.

    1. Jeannie Ann says:

      The family is not fooling anyone. The brother is acting like a fool. I was shocked at the disrespectful way he was acting at the wake, I almost thought he was special needs at first. This is a money grab for these people, nothing more. What makes me the most sad is that the officers were forced to use their weapons. Their lives are forever changed because this guy decided to run from police and think he was above the law. This is not a race problem as they are trying to label it. Its a crime problem. Quit breaking the law and you won’t get shot by police. Be Respectful and you won’t have any problems. Teach your children to use manners. Promote Love not Hate. Pretty simple!

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