The family of 22 year-old Stephon Clark, who was unarmed yet shot 20 times by Sacramento police have little faith in the America changing its ways on police shootings, despite there being a conversation in the national media.
Stephon Clark's uncle Curtis Gordon says,
"So we appreciate the conversation, but conversation without implementation of some true reformation means nothing...It brought us to this moment, but what about tomorrow? What about next week?"
He goes on to say,
“You know, sadly, I have no confidence in America and the fact that I will probably hear another story sometime this year of an innocent life lost over excessive police force. It’s so common, you’re numb to it.”
Stephon Clark was killed on March 18 when Sacramento police officers responded to a report of someone breaking car windows. The police say they believed that Stephon Clark was the suspect and that he ran when a police helicopter responded. The Police also said that they thought Clark was holding a gun when he moved toward them, but in fact he was found only with a cellphone.
There will be a wake for Stephon Clark and on Thursday where, Rev. Al Sharpton plans to give the eulogy at Clark’s funeral.
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