SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Hundreds of people took to the streets of Sacramento to protest the death of George Floyd. Sequita Thompson, Stephon Clark’s grandmother, was one of those protesters.
What You Need To Know
- Stephon Clark’s family is still fighting for justice
- Clark’s grandmother joined George Floyd protests
- Her grandson was shot and killed two years ago by Sacramento police officers
- She marches to seek justice for another black man killed by law enforcement
Thompson’s grandson was shot and killed two years ago in her backyard by two Sacramento police officers after they mistook his cell phone for a gun. Today, she marches to seek justice for yet another black man who was killed by law enforcement.
"The police is getting away with this stuff, that is not right, that is not right," Thompson said.
Since Clark’s death, Thompson has been advocating for a safer community where her family doesn’t have to fear racial profiling and violence.
"I’m going to fight as long as I can until the day I die for my grandkids and for all the ones that have been murdered, not just mine but everyone’s," Thompson said.
Thompson says there was no justice in Stephon Clark’s case after the two Sacramento police officers who shot him were not charged.
However, she was relieved when she heard that the former Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Still, she believes that more has to be done and that the former police officer deserves to be sentenced to life in prison.
While she protests for black lives in Sacramento, Thompson had one final message to the police.
“God has the last say, so I’ll be praying for you guys, I’ll be praying for you officers,” she said.
Thompson says she will continue to fight until people like her grandson, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor receive the justice they deserve.