Family of man killed by police joins rally for reform

Family of man killed by police joins rally for reform

Tensions continued to rise Sunday evening in the wake of an incident where a protester was injured after being struck by a Sacramento County Sheriff's Department vehicle Saturday night. However, protests against police brutality and race relations go back farther than the Civil Rights era in the U.S. Demonstrations, in general, have been on the rise since Trump took office; between January 21, 2017 to December 31, 2017, there were over 8,700 protests in the country. Cleveland and others at the scene described it as a hit-and-run, since the police in the cruiser did not return to the scene.

Jones also said the two deputies who drove their vehicles through the crowd were not part of the protest detail that night. Cleveland's injuries were not life-threatening.

According to Facebook users, Cleveland is an activist and former member of the Alliance for Californians for Community Empowerment.

She also previously worked as a bus driver for the Elk Grove Unified School District, the fifth largest school district based in southern Sacramento County, California.

Sacramento musicians are paying tribute to Stephon Clark with new singles calling for change and social justice. The protester was hit after officers issued multiple warnings to back away from their vehicle.

A spokesman for the patrol's South Sacramento office, Officer Michael Bradley, said it was investigating a collision that occurred around 9:30 p.m. outside the city limits near the corner of Florin Road and 65th Street.

The second cruiser then struck her and she hit the ground.

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Cleveland is part of a group of activists that has reportedly attended nearly every City Council meeting for the last three years. A man's voice is heard on loud speaker saying, "Stand back from the cars", and, "Back away from my vehicle".

However, witnesses and cell phone camera footage of the incident tell a far different story from the one being peddled by the Sacramento Sheriff's Department. "Police have to be better than this". In order for these movements to succeed, workers and youth must break free from the political straitjacket of the Democratic Party and its various organs, such as Black Lives Matter, to coordinate their actions with their class brothers and sisters internationally in a unified struggle for socialism.

Sgt. Kevin Jordan of the Sheriff's Department said he could not confirm that someone had been hit.

Marchers have been protesting the killing of 22-year-old Clark since the day he died nearly two weeks ago.

The peaceful demonstration that drew between 200 and 300 people to a downtown park came a day after a private autopsy released by the family showed Clark was shot from behind.

The Friday release of the private autopsy commissioned by Clark's family has prompted fresh outrage. From the time this investigation began, statements provided by the Sacramento Police Department have proven to be self-serving, untrustworthy, and unreliable. Authorities have not released the full report.