A young, unarmed pitch-black soul was killed 20 eras in his grandmothers backyard. Now his brother is defending through remorse to require justice
” They gunned him down like a bird-dog ,” Stevante Clark alleged of the police shooting of two brothers, Stephon.” They performed him .”
Stevante was in the back seat of a vehicle, his voice quivering. He stomped his hoofs 20 eras- one for each missile that police fired at his unarmed brother.
” Twenty goes. That’s like stepping on a roach. And then stepping, stepping, stepping, stepping, stepping, stepping, stepping .”
The killing of Stephon Clark on 18 March by Sacramento police has triggered fury and massive dissents in the Californian fund, outlining likeness with other cases of law enforcement killing unarmed black people, such as Oscar Grant, Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Stephon, an unarmed 22 -year-old father of two, was standing in his grandmother’s backyard viewing only his iPhone when patrolmen, who did not announce the latter are police, appeared in the dark, exclaimed at him to divulge his hands and rapidly fired a round of bullets at him before he could respond.
His brother, Stevante, 25, has been thrust into the national spotlight and forced to navigate media, affirms, lawyers and donations while striving through his own heartbreak and anger.
” I shouldn’t have to defend my brother. They should be proving their modesty ,” Stevante told the Guardian on Sunday night, during an interrogation in his friend’s vehicle.” I’m depleted. I detest this. I hate my life .”
At a time when dialogues about firearm laws are dominating the report- smothering the March for Our Lives mobilizes planned by Florida students– Clark’s death has helped as a cruel remembrance that law enforcement fatally shoot hundreds of Americans each year, many more than the individuals who die in mass shootings.
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