A lawsuit may be filed as a result of Stephon Clark‘s fatal police shooting. A protester filed a legal claim, a precursor to a lawsuit, against Sacramento County on Wednesday (Sept. 26) while residents wait for justice in Clark’s death.
The family of the 22-year-old unarmed father, who was killed in March, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city earlier this month, The Sacramento Bee reported. They are seeking more than $35 million in Clark’s police killing, which has sparked pain and unrest within the community.
The lawsuit could also have bearing on speeding up the police investigation into Clark’s death. District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, who has faced criticism for prolonging announcing possible charges, and state Attorney General Xavier Becerra will reportedly review the shooting following the investigation.
The second lawsuit filed this week may also place some pressure on the department and DA’s office to stop dragging their feet. Wanda Cleveland, a 62-year-old activist who was hit by a sheriff’s SUV before it left the scene during a March 31 protest for Clark, is seeking more than $10,000 in unlimited civil damages and payment for medical costs to treat her sustained injuries.
Cleveland may file a lawsuit if a settlement is not reached, according to the Bee.
Whether a suit is filed or not, community members have shown that they are not backing down until charges are filed in Clark’s death. Black Lives Matter activists held a demonstration to mark the six-month anniversary of the fatal shooting earlier this month. The activists will likely take to the streets again for Clark if charges are not soon announced.
Twitter Reacts To Bill Cosby Being Sentenced To State Prison
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If you feel sorry for #BillCosby, keep walking past my mentions or expect an auto-block.— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) September 25, 2018
SEVENTY women of all races accused him of rape over 40yrs.
He finally got convicted of ONE.
FEEL SORRY FOR ALL THE WOMEN WHOSE LIVES HE DAMAGED.
Read about THEM herehttps://t.co/CMPbGOxiE7
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All I have to say is the same punishment needs to apply for all. If Bill Cosby is going to prison, so does:— Brandon Fluellen (@BMFluellen1) September 25, 2018
And the countless other sexual deviants too. pic.twitter.com/sk8gClRi9h
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Bill Cosby is no different than the Catholic Church-claiming Moral Authority in Public Space while committing the WORST abuses & betrayals of trust behind Closed Doors. I do not feel sorry for Cos. I feel sorry for THE WOMEN he’s hurt, & EVERYONE he’s betrayed.— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) September 25, 2018
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You’ll support Bill Cosby and R Kelly because you have a misplaced sense of loyalty to men who mean us harm.— Kelechi (@kelechnekoff) September 25, 2018
Actual mad ting.
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If somebody had told me 30 years ago that Donald Trump would be president and Bill Cosby would be in prison, I would’ve told them that they had lost their damned mind.— Captain Montego (@M3g4d37h) September 25, 2018
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Bill Cosby is anti-black, practiced respectability politics and a rapist and because you watched The Cosby Show growing up it's sad to see Cosby go like that? Fuck you, stop enabling rape culture and believe survivors.— Black Fat Queer (@FlamingFatQueer) September 25, 2018
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Anyone feeling sorry for Bill Cosby right now, has rapey tendencies.— Kelechi (@kelechnekoff) September 25, 2018
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America has always had an agenda to disgrace and discredit the black man #BillCosby— ♈️AriesQueen♈️ (@NiqsQueenDom) September 26, 2018
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I’ll never get how one can come from a marginalized people yet marginalize people. For all the joy he brought to folks it was ultimately incommensurate with the wickedness he wrought. Bill Cosby brought this on himself and, sadly in 3-10 years his victims pain will still be there— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) September 25, 2018
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Bill Cosby admitted to drugging women before having sex with (raping) them and y’all continue to reach from here to Pluto to defend him bc it’s a “conspiracy to keep down the Black man” stop it.— 🐚𝕷𝖆𝕮𝖍𝖊𝖑𝖑𝖊🐅 (@lachellerising) September 25, 2018
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Please tweet your opinions on Bill Cosby so I’ll know who to unfollow because they support rapists.— meg griffin. (@_princessLan) September 25, 2018
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I’m happy Bill Cosby is behind bars but y’all gotta put the Harvey’s behind bars too. Like where tf are their ppl’s Justice?! Only the black guy right smfh— KatherineParadise (@KatParadise77) September 26, 2018
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Y'all do know it took thirteen years to get to this point with Bill Cosby? Folks act like he got arrested on Monday and sentenced on Wednesday. This was a very long time coming.— Ruby's Granddaughter (@lizzyemcee) September 25, 2018
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It’s really sad and concerning seeing some of the black community defending Bill Cosby, it makes you think they have something to hide to? Like I’m seeing man black man even just jump to call this racism. #WTF— D'Artagnan (Dexy86) Young 🦉 (@Dartagnan1986) September 26, 2018
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Legal Claims Are Piling Up In Stephon Clark’s Shooting Death But No Justice Has Come Yet was originally published on newsone.com