Stephon Clark

The two Sacramento police officers who shot and killed unarmed Stephon Clark in March are already back on duty. The two cops were assigned to desk duty during an internal investigation into the police involved shooting.

The two cops responded to a 911 report of a man vandalizing cars in the Sacramento neighborhood on March 18. The two cops spotted a man wearing a black hoodie and pursued him through backyards and over a fence.

The pursuit ended in the backyard of Clark's grandmother's home. A police helicopter pilot saw Clark hop the fence into the backyard.

Clark, 22, was shot 8 times and was pronounced dead at the scene after the cops mistook his white cell phone for a gun.

The police later said they thought Clark was holding a gun before they emptied their gun clips at him.

An autopsy shows Clark was shot six times in the back as he lay in a prone position on a concrete patio.

Video from the helicopter shows multiple bullets ricocheting off the concrete patio behind Clark as he lay motionless. The 2 officers fired 20 times in total.

Riots erupted around the country as activists called for the cops to be terminated and charged with murder.

The Sacramento Police Department declined to identify the two cops, but a prominent civil rights attorney identified the officers as Terrence Mercado and Jared Robinet. One of the officers is black.

  • Trey

    We must teach our kids how to move around police.

    Never in my 36 years did I need to flee from police in a black hoodie in backyards.....

    We need to take ownership of our actions and how the OUTSIDE world will behave...

    You cant change cops....or people who want to be cops.....but black men need to ask themselves why do all these encounters happen?

  • FukkFolks2018

    The brother who has been lashing out since the shooting got arrested yesterday. No bond I think. The people who rented him a room said he has totally changed since the shooting. They need to get these families who suffer these atrocities against their family members at the hands of police, whether it be a shooting or brutality or mistreatment in general, some kind of HELP. All I could think about was Mrs. Browder...Kalief's mom and how she died of a broken heart most likely from her son's saga and his subsequent death as a result. Praying for ALL of the families. Every single one.

    "According to the couple, Clark moved into their Acacia Avenue home in November to rent a room. "He came and filled the spot. He was quiet,” Rouska said. “Paid his rent on time and was perfectly fine until what happened to his brother.”

    http://www.kcra.com/article/roommates-stevante-clark-changed-after-brothers-shooting-death/19865744

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Shut up clown

  • MyaCompton

    First of all he was out robbing and theiving!! He was trying to break into someone’s car ...that’s why he was running!!! The cops assumed he had a gun..it was dark af .....was it over kill yes!! But he should not had been out trying to rob and steal!!!

  • SweetTEE

    Geesh lol

  • nick c

    It's the police job to arrest people the more they do it the more money they get and positive evaluations for promotions. Never cooperating with them sounds better.

  • Trey

    Ignorant Coon comment...but not surprised :)

  • Karen Brady

    Thanks for posting and please don't get me started on Kalief and his family. I HATE what that city and the 'justic' system' did to that boy and his family. I cried so much through Jay-z's documentary even though I'd read about and obsessed over that tragedy from day 1.

  • Trey

    Thats the point I trying to make....whether its in the middle of the street with you pants sagging looking for a confrontation when you should be at work...or breaking in cars...then fleeing from the cops....we need to do better

  • Karen Brady

    Ms. Ashe is always quick with the 'shut up clown' and I love it :-).. teee hee

  • Alicia.Ashe

    White troll shut it.

  • Trey

    Black man with two kids...one on they way to college...try again thot

  • mona q

    Of course they are because black lives don't matter to the powers that be.

  • Trey

    Well you break the law...you break the law....never talk and have both hands in plain view with nothing in them...my dad taught me that 20 years ago

  • Yoni7

    You are right. All these pics we see of OURS lying dead in the street SHOULD have some type of effect on us. Why don't WE claim PTSD each and every time. If THEY can suffer from it when their dog is killed or they come back from war, why should it be any different for us?

    Next time you watch the news, watch how different tragedies are portrayed. They will show a cop shot a man 20 times without blurring it out. But let it be a death of other kind and they stop/blur the footage RIGHT at the moment of kill/impact.

  • Yoni7

    Anybody surprised? Anybody? :gossip:

  • nick c

    OK massa I do dat massa I shine them shoes massa I sure love massa.

  • mona q

    I'm sorry but that is absurd. Yes, teach your children to comply but there have been MANY men who have complied and were still shot...the fact remains that when police show up, they need to be trained how to interact and respond...PERIOD...until that piece of the puzzle is fixed, you can teach all you want but a black person can still be killed by the police if they are walking around with guns scared AF. These COWARDS waited FIVE whole minutes to render medical assistance to this young man because they wanted to make sure he died. If you know you unloaded 20 bullets on someone, you certainly know that they are no longer a threat to you. This is insane. I can only imagine how outraged his brother must feel.

    And to answer your question, all these encounters happen because cops shoot to kill black men...regardless to whether they are compliant with them or not...COPS NEED MANDATORY CONTINUING TRAINING throughout their careers...just like lawyers have mandatory continuing legal education and doctors have mandatory continuing education and life insurance salesmen have mandatory continuing education...if you are a punk a$$ with a gun, you will be inclined to shoot - especially if you encounter a particular ethnic person that is ALWAYS vilified.

  • FukkFolks2018

    PTSD is no different for us. Its actually worse in us studies have shown, and I recall eons ago how black war vets get misdiagnosed at a higher rate.

  • Yoni7

    I'm talking about regular smegular folks that see these killings daily.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Sure its misdiagnosed.

  • Trey

    your words...not mine...very telling

  • Alicia.Ashe

    White man no one cares. You still a clown.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    ??

  • Trey

    I agree with every point you made about cop training...I have shouted that for years.

    Dont get started on buddy brother...he is on camera flossin money he got from donations and making silly comments about how kids need to go to best schools even if they dont got the grades to get in......

    My point is mainly we need to step up in the black community and stop making excuses for deviant behavior.

    I wonder what would happen to me had I been running through some back yard at 10pm after breaking in cars.

    These incidents are tragic...but lets not act surprised when a bad cop meets a silly criminal...

  • Trace da Ace

    disgusted...but knew it was going to happen.....they waited till the smoke died down a bit....

  • mona q

    You wouldn't have to be breaking in cars hun to be shot...my two Honor Roll student athletes were running in the neighborhood FOR EXERCISE and they were reprimanded by the police..not once...but THREE DIFFERENT TIMES....JUST BECAUSE THEY WERE BLACK BOYS RUNNING...HANDCUFFED and questioned. Not because they had calls about break ins.not because they had the description of suspects that they resemble..simply because they were running while black..SMDH

    Do you even know the trauma that caused for MY sons who have never done anything to be in trouble with the law? So, while I agree with you in part pertaining to bad cops meeting silly criminals, it's a bit deeper than that.

    I do not condone any deviant behavior. I always say don't run from cops or try to get away because that is a license to kill you...I always have told my sons and their friends not to put themselves in ANY position to give the cops a reason to pursue them...unfortunately, they don't have to...just being black gives the cops a reason to pursue them, harass them, handcuff them..thank God they are still living...but you have to understand that some kids out of sheer fear alone based on what has been happening lately will mistakenly flee and may pay for that mistake with their life.

  • mona q

    I have no words if the brother is that ignorant.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Folks could say this fool got what he deserved because he was stealing or his pants were sagging or he had a hoodie on or he shouldn't have run from the cops but white folks do a lot worse plus they'll cuss a cop out in a minute! When they are apprehended for a crime -- no matter how reprehensible -- nine out of ten times they live to talk about it. Black men don't get that luxury..

  • joel adams

    How come HE good teef but his brother dont

  • stevetheque

    2 piggies were ambushed in Florida yesterday. Do I feel bad that it happened? Fuck no!

  • stevetheque

    Get em!! Lol

  • Shawty

    No news here....nothing different from any other cop that has taken the life of an innocent black person.

  • Shawty

    Well said sis!

  • Applebootay

    But it scares me....because they'll step up their murdering spree....

  • Applebootay

    Imagine me, my empathetic self, for some reason, this entire story missed my radar.....so when I sat down to watch it for the first time with no prior knowledge and it starts with him alive actually with is life being tape for the documentary but then he dies, which caught me totally off guard...and when I tell you how I broke down...my soul cried out to my ancestors when the story unravels to his death....I'm still in shock.....every time I think about it, I made my son and daughter watch it....his story is the eptiome of how the judicial system really is the new Jim Crow...modern day slavery....I digress....

  • Applebootay

    I really don't want to argue this subject....by "encounter" you must me Racially Profiling.....or Driving while Black....etc....having an "encounter" should never be an excuse to kill someone....Period.

  • Applebootay

    Never Talk and have your hands in plain site hun? So that's the secret? That is why cops are murdering out Black men, because they talk and don't show their hands....you can't be serious....that didn't work 20 years ago and damn sho aint gonna work today...

  • Applebootay

    it was murder hun...not over kill. Over Kill is when you're reacting to having to defend yourself. He was shot in the back....yall sound real dumb....the day this happens to someone you love, you'll be singing a different tune,....

  • Applebootay

    But there is no point. Your point is invalid. None of it equates to justifying the loss of human life....That's what hand cuffs, stun gun (perhaps), pepper spray...not being shot to death....

  • Applebootay

    Its very ironic YOU using the word "Coon" to describe someone because that's exactly what I thought of you when reading your comments....but it was more like "look at this House Ni@@a"

  • Marlika

    Maybe they got different daddy’s??????

  • Trey

    Of course you would think that...thats how you were brought up...ignorance is how they keep you at that level...

  • Phyllis

    Why of course they are.. did we expect any change ? #ehhhhnahhh

  • Applebootay

    And a preschool level come back....FOH

  • dontgetblocked

    He did the crime and ran and they did their jobs. Back to work. I wonder who paid for the cars and glass patio doors the career criminal broke. His crazy brother?

  • AJ

    Exactly! What happened to, if you commit a crime, you get arrested, go to court and get a verdict. No petty crime has the sentence of the death penalty.

  • TrollingStoned

    Not surprised ?????Black blogs stopped posting about him real quick after those tweets surfaced.