Rev Al Sharpton Stevante Clark

The Reverend Al Sharpton is not impressed with the White House's response to the police overkill of an unarmed black man in Sacramento, California. 22-year-old Stephon Clark was shot 20 times after he was spotted hopping a fence into his grandmother's backyard during a police foot chase.

Clark is suspected of attempting to break into a car and a home on 29th Street on March 18. Police say he fit the description of the suspect who wore a black hoodie. Two pursuing officers claim they mistook his cell phone for a gun.

Sharpton supported Clark's family, including his brother Ste’vante Clark, at Clark's funeral on Thursday.

The reverend condemned the White House for calling the police shooting a "local matter" rather than a federal rights violation.

“They have been killing black men all across the country," said Sharpton. "We are going to start standing up. It’s time to stop this madness. We will make Donald Trump and the whole world deal with police misconduct. Stephon Clark has woke up the nation."

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  • doubledee

    I hate his brother ? He’s making a mockery out of the whole situation.

  • angrysolo

    i’m torn torn, i wanna say it’s grief.. but the way he showed out on CNN and with that bell... looked straight up like SNL

  • Ni Ni

    "Stephon Clark has woke up the nation."
    _____________
    Unfortunately, it has not; these incidents have been in the news every single month. The white house they are telling us what we've known for years...that white folks as a whole don't give a damn about us & dont want to be bothered about the subject. Did you hear the tone that sarah sanders made that statement in?

  • WutizstillHERE!

    What I would love to see is once we wake up and stand up lets stay up and keep moving..we fuss and fight and rally for a few months and then it fades away...until the next shooting..Trevon should have been the beginning and the end..but years later we still playing musical chairs stand up march until the music dies down and then have seats until the next...

  • RespectSelf

    This is terrible smh. I can give them the we thought he had a gun story if they only shot him 2 times. But they shot him 20 times smh. Like they want was in a shoot out smh. That is terrible.

    People can not expect change if they only go hard for a short while and then wait for the next shooting to go hard again. This needs to become an everyday thing.

  • Ni Ni

    When saw him hop on that bench, i was done and have avoided any other footage regarding this matter because I'm too scared of what i might see.

  • Scromes1212

    The police union needs to be addressed. That's how they are able to get away with these shootings. People are scared to address them because of the voting power they have. It needs to be pressure put on the union.

  • Reina1718

    Yes & we still killing each other every day as well over nonsense!

  • Renee26

    Sharpton irks my nerves... We're going to start standing up???? Really dude?! We've beeeen standing up and protesting and fighting for justice in these police shootings.... The gov't doesn't care and won't do anything...we protested and won body cams and look what that helped...not a damn thing. Fugg the police

  • KcoolMuziq

    No justice, no peace..

  • Renee26

    After Ferguson people protested for months on end.... The system doesn't care. We can't give up our whole lives to protest every single day...we have to work and protesting doesn't pay the bills.

  • Renee26

    You know why though... Our lives don't stop and not everyone can make it a priority.

  • Renee26

    Bingo

  • Renee26

    He's been doing it for years... The only good thing is that his presence gains more attention for the families... He's really all talk though

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I was looking like he can’t be serious ?.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    This White House is a joke. Black men being shot is a "local matter", but black men kneeling during a football game is a national matter. SMH.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    His brother is a super drama queen and seems to be making the situation about himself. To have a grandstander like Sharpton at the funeral just goes to show how much of a dog-n-pony show this is...

  • Soda

    trump found the time to call & congratulate Roseanne on her tv come back though. ?

  • Kemi

    They reported he was a social deviant with a long criminal record, but didn’t give grounds for summary execution by the police.
    Until the police force is held accountable, deaths like this are going to continue. It’s sad but it’s reality.

  • EMILY POST

    The White House uhhh that was California who protects illegal immigrants from ICE but gunning down black males... the cop one was black and the other was white... Al Sharpton needs to look to his limo liberals...
    And the ACLU who rushed to the airports to protect the non citizens yet they left blacks out there...
    Even Mark Furhman on Fox said the cops should not have shot him so while they are trying to blame Washington this issue is in there own backyard.

  • Simone

    I saw the brother on the news and he was distraught or maybe high! I don't want to judge because everyone grieves differently...but it was a lot.
    I pray that the family get justice and fine peace.

  • Simone

    That part! smfh

  • shun king

    Hugging him like the daddy he never had...

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Man ain’t that some..... ??

  • Simone

    Mane!!! I was like someone please grab him and make him sit down. Like I said I don't want to judge but it was a lot and it made me nervous.

  • laidbackgal4real

    Smh .. when this ever going to end like damn are they not tired of killing people for absolutely nothing ..ever time a cop kills a person unjust .. they need to plaster that cops face all over the media in shame and take his entire checks and give it to the Victims family..every last dime .. it won’t bring the Precious lives back but something has to give !Oh and yea Eff the White House

  • shun king

    shot at 20 times not hit 20 times

  • Jethro

    Speak on it, bruh.

  • Jethro
  • shun king

    this is a small issue compared to how black people are devouring each other in inner cities

  • Kemi

    And Dump referring to them as sons of b!tches... I just can’t!

  • Jethro

    The only thing small is your impact on social media, troll.

  • klwbaby

    I think his brother has been a little extra but we all handle the death of a loved one differently. And how many of us had to do that with the media following us around and some people telling him that his brother deserved what he got and if your brother wasn't doing x,y,z, he still would be alive.

  • Kemi

    I’m not excusing black on black crimes. But we oftentimes don’t investigate as to why men/women living in the innner cities act like this. Individuals like these grew up in an inhabitable environment that were and still filled with lead toxins etc. Social inequities in these neighborhoods can be partially blamed. Exhibiting behavioral problems, learning disabilities etc are primarily s/s of lead poisoning.

  • RespectSelf

    Thank you... . Either way wouldn't matter. They were shooting like they were being fired at.

  • Courtney Wheeler

    They ran Al's ass out of Baltimore for this same shit (Freddy Gray)

  • Courtney Wheeler

    please write something that makes sense

  • abby500

    His brother is annoying and is an distraction. He was on Don Lemon acting extremely stupid and extra.

  • shun king

    police are trained to aim for the lungs and dont stop firing until the perp is down..that is the s.o.p they dont go to shooting ranging to learn to wound the go to learn to kill..people should have this in mind when they call the cops on their family member for over an heated argument.

  • RespectSelf

    I don't think folks have to "protest" single day... Like out walking the streets. I think it could be done other ways. But see we don't have that drive folks had back in the day. So folks aren't bout to do stuff that inconvenience them.

  • RespectSelf

    Agreed... That's why I do not call the cops on folks. I think that is the problem... They just killing folks. Like they are not trained to really analyze the situation. You shouldn't be wasting bullets on someone who isn't even shooting at you.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I agree. Stephon was breaking into cars but he still didn't deserve to be shot 20 at times.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The family needs a new spokesperson.

  • GuestSTAR

    Or get arrested out there protesting. Company's are running background checks nowadays.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    RIP Stephon Clark ??

  • Dr. P

    I know he's grieving and I know he's hurt, but can't they ANYONE else to represent the family? He is too hot headed. Ringing that bell with Don Lemon...

  • Lanegra??

    ASAP. cause the first thing they will speak on is his behavior not the issue at hand.

  • Soon2BWife

    You go into a dark backyard, following a suspect that is running from you who doesn’t stand down as ordered and then reaches for something. Then restate this comment. People need to go hard for the long run and start calling out the real ills in our community. Fatherless households, welfare, single women being paid by the gov’t to keep pushing out babies, high rates of drug use and criminal activity, lack of adequete schools, putting kids on meds and then in turn giving their mother more in subsidies because they now have a disabled child. Do you all understand they are raising a bunch of drug addicted zombies? Not to mention this clown who proves my point. He and Al will be silenced once they get their checks. What did Stephon do for a living? What does his clown brother do for a living besides stay in and out of jail. These are not productive members of society so why should we have a library named after him again? Oh, cuz he ran from the cops? Ok.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    God knows I did not mean to laugh but when he rung that bell, I hollered because Don Lemon looked so confused, like he didn't know what to say next.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I got my car broken into a month ago. I felt so helpless

  • ShWa

    Lawd.

  • ShWa

    This country is a whole fool.....

  • klwbaby

    I know this has nothing to do with this post but I'm curious to know if these families call Al or do Al somehow worm his way into these families lives..

  • KiKi Renee

    That’s what insurance is for... Helpless is a man who was EXCESSIVELY shot 20 times, whether he was doing right or wrong. I don’t get people distraught over the loss or damage of material possessions ?

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    That's why I'm glad somebody hugged him.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Lol, ringing that bell like a slave master!!! Don said, what's that for, iiiiihaaaaaaaa!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Like is it outside time.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    And he is holding on like a lost child. What a million black boys are missing, true love period!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Like last night!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    He and his bell made that obvious.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Can't get mad at what Trumped love and value. I pray blacks will learn those factors toward each other.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    I wondered about that.

  • RespectSelf

    I think that things need to improve on both sides. I really think black folks need to start doing better so that they don't even be in these situations. on the flip side, these cops need more training they be killing folks (not just black) that they really didn't need to.

  • shun king

    are you sure about that because the people on this blog tell me black families are all together and they see them as a family walking around and everything..funny when i got to the barbershop,little league games,movies its always a mom with 2 or 3 kids and not a man in site..these white folks must be tricking my eye..and also my county have started a program to pay single mother to allow their sons to get mentored because the crime rate is out of control..now why would they do that? when the man is in the house

  • Dahl

    Totally off topic:

    Why is Ste’Vante clinging to Rev Al like that?
    And why did I read his name like JoJo sings “Devante Swaaang” in Freakin You??
    Forgive me...

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    And every Man in the house, is Not a man. He is not effective. So you still have tragic problems.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I know a family whose son got beat to a pulp by the police and Al Sharpton's people called them... They declined his offer and hired their own lawyer. Not only that they are from Cuba and paid them cops back lovely with that good ole Lucumi magic!!! LOLLOLLOL!!!

  • sunni_daze

    I'd rather have Al than that paid agent Benjamin Crump or whatever tf his name is.

  • Shira Harding-James

    I’m so sorry you guys, I’m getting some type of vibes from the photo above!

  • Meme

    People grieve differently and the pain he will be going through right now will be immeasurable so him and his whole family have my sympathy and empathy, but where did he get the bell from? Who comes prepared to a TV interview with a bell? His parents or an elder need to take the helm he is turning it into a circus, the way he's drapped onto Rev Sharpton I can't make head nor tail of it

  • Soon2BWife

    Because we work hard for them and it disrespectful and demoralizing for someone to comes and takes it instead of working for it. Plus, the old adage what’s mine is mine. People who talk like you typically don’t work and have no concept of earning and sacrificing. He put himself in that predicament period, he was not innocent. The fact that he wad not only robbing people but he was robbing his own neighbors.

  • Quitedeliteful

    What is it going to take for Black Men to stop being murdered by the police -- and why is that dude hanging on to Al Sharpton???

  • CookieMobster

    I say this.... Obey the police. When they ask you to stop, stop and comply with them in a respectful manner. If they ask for ID show it to them. If they ask you to get your hands up, please do so, don't do anything else but what they tell you and MOST of this could be avoided. They are not going to wait to see if you are hold a gun or a cell phone period. You should comply if you value your freedom and sadly your life. Bucking or running isn't going to get you anything but beat up or shot

  • You already know ?

    You can do all of that and still get killed ????....GTFOHWTBS ??

  • You already know ?

    Me as well a young punk ??....??????

  • CookieMobster

    You are right however the likelihood of that happening drastically decreases if you comply with their requests.

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    He embracing Al like he is a woman. ??The brother is a messy mess!!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    The way his brother is hanging on Al is........

  • Vicki White

    Yep. Like Al brother facing capital murder for a drive-by. Why he not consoling that family?

  • Vicki White

    Help me out. Why did he pull out his cell phone while running?

  • Ladyshopper

    EXACTLY!

  • Vicki White

    Meanwhile Al need to head to Alabama and make peace with the family his brother helped kill. Straight drive-by accomplice and he is talking about violence. Smh

  • shun king

    yeh folks not thinking about that

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Did I say I was distraught? I said I felt helpless after coming to my car and someone busted my window out and went they my shit. Yes that’s what insurance is for but I got pay it. This situation has nothing to do with another. I was just responding to Sandra. ???? I have a right to be upset

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Liar!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Maybe because he was following orders to put his hands up????????

  • Ni Ni

    "His parents or an elder need to take the helm"

  • Ni Ni

    lol

  • abby500

    I agree with you.

  • abby500

    Why why whyyyyyy...lol

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    EP: so while they are trying to blame Washington this issue is in their own backyard.

    Why not? Trump sticks his nose into every issue that has zero to do with him like he has been attacking Amazon this past week and how he called NFL players SOBs

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    OGS: Can't get mad at what Trumped love and value.

    Huh? That wasn't his point.

    The point was the nonsense about Trump not being interested in local issues or non issues like Rosanne's rating because he thinks it has to do with the fact that Rosanne (a fictional character) is a Trump supporter.

    He's been attacking Amazon all week because Amazon owner Jeff Bezos also owns the Washington Post which has been exposing his campaign's ties to Russia.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    While Al is at it, I hope he gets Ste’vante some psychiatric help. Seriously.

  • A D N

    The reason we can't resolve issues is because we combine separate issues. First, there is an issue with police acting hastily and violently for no good reason. Second, there is an issue with police prejudging a person based on skin color and dress wear and act accordingly. Third, there is an issue with people not complying to the police's orders. Fourth, there is an issue with people who comply but still is killed, which usually reverts to issue two. None of these issues will be resolved because we are taught and trained to be prejudice, bias or unwilling to change.

  • Black4life

    What cars, where are the pic of these cars with broken windows. The tool bar was not found. I live in Sac., don't believe everything you read.

  • A D N

    I see something different in the picture of the brother holding onto Sharpton. I see a young man devastated and torn from the loss of his brother in the fashion his life was taken. I see a young man needed to be comforted and protected by an older man who fits the father role. If the guy was a girl, we would see this as I describe. Gender does not determine how to express the need for comfort.

  • Black4life

    And the so-called white people have been devouring everything since they stepped out of the cave.

  • shun king

    chill

  • speakinmymind

    Did y'all see the footage of him interrupting the city council meeting? Was that some kind of Native American dance he was doing? Then he jumped and sat on the council table??

    Too tew tu much!??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Kemi: Individuals like these grew up in an uninhabitable environment that were and still filled with lead toxins etc.

    Exactly. It's lead poisoning and many of inner city residents exhibit some of the characteristics

    I read a lot of articles and watched a lot of documentaries on lead poisoning after the Flint water crisis was discovered.

  • Kemi

    I also read a lot of articles pertaining to this when I was pursuing my MPH degree. It really opened my eyes to see some of the attributing factors affecting a person’s social determinants of life. It’s real out there.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It's too bad environmental racism and its effects aren't discussed more in the black community.

  • EMILY POST

    Anyways while you all try to find anything to point fingers at trump. Your even dumber than your post.
    Reality is the man was shot by a black cop also and cops are given instructions by the state... so the beef should be with the liberal state of California go tell Maxine Waters or Kamala Harris they love to protest. They can protest the tragic death of the self hateful vandal by the Sacramento police department. Yet Democrats especially the black ones are sooo late to figure things out if ever. Until after the fact.

  • Kemi

    You’re so right and it’s up to an individual to seek that knowledge. Some of us are too ignorant to find out and some of us with prestige are in denial. We are quick to demonize a criminal. Freddie Gray had 36 microgram/deciliter of lead in blood level. Which is a very dangerous level.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Maxine Waters and Kamala Harris are federal officials, but I know white trolls like you bring up Maxine Waters like a kid with Tourette's syndrome.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I understand your helplessness. My car was almost broken into, and I lost a little sleep that night.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I thought that Gray had won some type of court judgement because he lived in public housing that had lead paint.

    I still don't understand that since lead in paint was outlawed in the 1980's so unless someone is adding lead into the paint used in public housing where is the lead coming from?

  • Kemi

    I guess Freddie was poisoned during his childhood. Baltimore’s inner cities are still riddled with the lead epidemic;eventhough, the incidence have gone down since 2002. Some houses that have been demolished had lead paint in them and the paint flakes are restored in the soils and people are still breathing in lead and growing foods in lead infested soils.

  • blue skies

    that above pic tho

  • blue skies

    quite disturbing

  • blue skies

    philando castile did what he ws told

  • blue skies

    smh some wrong wit dude

  • blue skies

    dude such a drama queen...i mean king...

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Wow!! No I missed that.

  • BEANTOWN BULLI

    Yo they are definitely milking this!!! That boy is so dramatic!!! And look at Uncle Al!!!

  • Kemi

    Yh he’s so dramatic. I have the feeling he like the spotlight not saying he ain’t grieving tho.

  • EMILY POST

    Oh give it a rest I don’t but you stay stalking my comments... lol ?. You trying so hard to take for them it’s so pitiful.
    Hey Democrat your black lives matter movement just got all over showded by the white womans lives take over.. your so dumb your on here trying to fight with me but those white feminist took over the Democratic Party....

  • Elevated Soul

    I want to know if, "The Reverend? Al Sharpton" cares as much about the Black woman his brother KILLED,as much as he hates President Trump.....

  • Just here4 the comments

    I'm can't with you LOLOLOL

  • Elevated Soul

    Say that!!!!.....

    They always try to make everything about President Trump.This issue is indeed local to the sanctuary state of California.

    Liberal media love to use these shootings to get ratings and more revenue.They don't care about those "Black lives" except to politicize Black life.

    The police killed more Whites than anyone but you will rarely, see the media speak on that because it does not fit the narrative....

    Fake news is all about fake narratives that keep their sheep asleep....

  • Marlika

    I’m tired of hearing about this idiot and Al’s coon ass.

  • Dove Amerie

    This bobble head jumps on every bandwagon more than John Legend's lady boi

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I am too smart to fall for your propaganda.

    It's funny how concern trolls like you are so invested in seeing the Democratic party divided when there's enough room more than one idea at a time.

    Unfortunately the Trump administration has basically declared BLM a terrorist group equal to white supremacist groups.

    Can you tell me one thing that Republicans are doing to help blacks?

  • EMILY POST

    You need to tell me wtf are democrats doing getting majority of the “black” vote. The so called woke people. Black democrats are sleepwalking because woke you are not!
    I can tell you what your party is doing EXPLOITING YOU! YOU RE BEING EXPLOITED AND YOUR TOO STUPID TO NOTICE IT... i really wished it was propaganda. DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS MONA SCOTTING VH1ing your dumb arses.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I know I did!!! It hurts def thanks hun

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Say it hun! I mean wtf it my car I don’t steal so don’t steal from me get a damn job! U can’t telk me how I feel u know the nerve

  • Quitedeliteful

    Very true...

  • dontgetblocked

    Right. His brother drove the car for the drive-by shooting. Two old azz men riding low like thugs.

  • dontgetblocked

    Sometimes...sigh. I'm just going to act like.....sigh. Hell, I'll just say it. It's times like these that I'm embarrassed to be black. WTF is going on in that picture? If that's not the gayest shish...sigh. Have we no black pride? None???

  • Waya Hedia

    not exactly.

  • hottlanta

    Yall surprised. They talk about Chicago like Chicago is not even a part of the U.S. as if it is a separate entity totally separate. Something happens to a white kid they got the whole country to back them up, laws get passed quicker then a FedEx overnight package and it is a national problem. Cops even took "bowl boy: and got him a Burger King Whopper after killing 9 people and he was the murderer not a victim of a crime. Dayum shame that Robert Durst is not in jail for chopping up a man body, still can't find his wife and yet OJ is the world's worst criminal.

  • Allihave2say

    Reverend Al Sharpton was rumored to be a drug dealer and gov't informant. I don't even know where he got the Reverend title from.

  • Allihave2say

    Do you see how the brother is hugged up and looking at the camera?

  • Allihave2say

    I see someone looking dead at the camera and grabbing the moment.

  • Layah Jhene

    Lmao Pretty fuckin much

  • Allihave2say

    He's looking like a candy cane with that smile. He's hiding his truth behind those shades, so he thinks. That smirks says something different.

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  • andre ruffin

    All I'm going to say is this is a sad situation but it's even more sad that you got this Coon call Al Sharpton up here perpetrating like he here for black people but he's getting paid by the white man to calm us down but you guys don't realized that. If you think I'm lying ask how much Al is getting paid to do the eulogy or to even be there. Sad day

  • Mister Fantastic

    #CringeWorthy

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark

    WOW! :-(

  • CocoBabe88

    Why is he hugging Sharpton like “Will you be my daddy?” ??