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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 04:37 PM

The Latest: California won't charge police in Clark killing

Source: Associated Press

The Latest: California won’t charge police in Clark killing
28 minutes ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California attorney general’s decision on whether to charge officers who killed an unarmed black man last year (all times local):

12:05 p.m.

California’s attorney general won’t charge two Sacramento police officers who shot and killed an unarmed black man last year.

Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s announcement Tuesday follows a prosecutor’s finding that the two officers broke no laws when they shot 22-year-old Stephon Clark.

Officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet say they mistakenly thought Clark was approaching them with a gun after he ran into his grandparents’ backyard as police investigated vandalism.

Investigators found only a cellphone. ... Clark’s killing prompted intense protests last year in California’s capital city and demonstrations nationwide. ... Clark’s family and black leaders urged Becerra to reach a different conclusion than the local prosecutor.


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California attorney general won't charge Sacramento officers who shot, killed unarmed black man Stephon Clark last year.


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mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2019 OP
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Wed Mar 6, 2019, 12:21 AM

1. The problem, as I see it, is that there are way too many guns

and police officers are scared of getting shot. And many do get shot. In fact just last month an much loved officer not far from Sacramento was gunned down. Actually ambushed while dealing with a car accident.

If we don’t want them to over react, the solution is to get rid of all these guns and make them more and more rare. So that it is unusual for someone to have one. So that they don’t assume a cell phone is a gun going off.

What I do not understand is why law enforcement is not advocating strongly that firearms need to be highly regulated and rarely allowed to be used.

Deescalate the whole situation be removing that concern.

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