Saturday, May 18, 2024

Black Lives Matter Storm Wedding of Officer Involved in Stephon Clark Shooting

Protesters crash the wedding of one of the officers who shot Stephon Clark. Facebook

*Black Lives Matter protestors confronted one of the two officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark on his wedding day Saturday, reports CBS Sacramento.

Due to safety reasons, police haven’t released the names of the officers who shot Clark eight times on March 18 in his grandmother’s backyard. However, their identities were revealed by prominent Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris in March, according to the Sacramento Bee.

As noted by the New York Post, on Sunday, one of the officers appeared to be preparing for his wedding with his groomsmen when, according to video posted on Facebook, a small group of Black Lives Matter protesters stormed in, yelling, “Murderer!”

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“I wonder how you’ve been sleeping since March 18?” a woman asks. “And I know this is supposed to be the happiest day of your life, he will not have that option.

“I just wanted to know if you started planning your wedding before you killed Stephon Clark or after?” she adds, before being ushered out by a member of the wedding party.

The protesters planned the confrontation once they discovered the officer’s wedding website, with information about the venue, a vineyard about an hour outside of Sacramento, according to the report.

“I think they need to be approached in spaces where they’re a little more vulnerable,” Black Lives Matter founder Tanya Faison told CBS Sacramento. “We’re not violent, we’re not gonna give to them what they brought to our community, we’re not gonna hurt anyone but we are gonna make them uncomfortable. And they should, because someone is dead.”

Stevante Clark, brother of Stephon Clark, addresses protesters after the police shooting in Sacramento, Calif., on March 28, 2018. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

“Stephon Clark’s family is still in mourning and suffering. He doesn’t get to be with his kids or get married,” Faison said.

The case is still under investigation and the district attorney has not determined whether the officers will be prosecuted.

Sacramento police confirmed that the two cops have received numerous death threats since Clark’s shooting and have been placed on desk duty.

“People may think that these officers are just going about their lives, but this is a very traumatic event for everyone,” said Sgt. Vance Chandler.

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