In Sacramento, California, hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday for the funeral of Stephon Clark, an unarmed African-American man who was shot by police officers 20 times in his grandmother’s backyard. Among those eulogizing Clark was the Reverend Al Sharpton.
Rev. Al Sharpton: “Yesterday, the president’s press secretary said this is a local matter. No, this is not a local matter. They’ve been killing young black men all over the country. And we are here to say that we are going to stand with Stephon Clark and the leaders of his family. We are putting aside our differences. It’s time for preachers to come out the pulpit. It’s time for politicians to come out their office. It’s time for us to go down and stop this madness!”