Jesse Lee Peterson: How Sharpton exploits Stephon Clark’s death for political clout
How Sharpton exploits Stephon Clark’s death for political clout
– Jesse Lee Peterson accuses ‘race hustler’ of inciting riots,’ seeking fame, money, power
by Jesse Lee Peterson
What happens when a race hustler is allowed to incite riots, destroy lives and is never held accountable? He continues to do it over and over again. Case in point:
Stephon Clark, 22, was shot and killed by Sacramento police responding to reports of a suspect attempting to break into a home and vehicles. A video shows police chasing Clark on foot. They repeatedly tell Clark to stop. Then officers shout, “Gun! Gun! Gun!” before shots are fired. The item Clark was holding turned out to be a cell phone. Clark was shot dead on March 18.
The Sacramento police chief is black, and one of the officers involved in the shooting is black, but Al Sharpton still rushed into town to make it about race. Sharpton spoke at Clark’s funeral, and, without knowing the facts, he blamed the officers.
Sharpton told reporters, “There is no way that we can understand why an unarmed young man in his grandmother’s backyard, five feet from where she sleeps, was shot at 20 times and killed.”
Sharpton said police could have knocked on the door or called for backup.
“Why was the immediate thing to draw lethal force?” Sharpton asked.
Stephon Clark’s brother, Stevante Clark, has been everywhere in the days since his brother’s death. Along with Black Lives Matter activists, they’ve faced off with police and have created chaos in Sacramento.
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg (another weak liberal Democrat) held a press conference saying policies can prevent shootings like this. Angry black protesters showed up at a Sacramento City Hall to protest Clark’s death. Stevante Clark interrupted the city hall meeting, rushed the city council’s dais and jumped on it, chanting “Stephon Clark!” The meeting erupted into chaos. When the mayor called for order, Stevante told him to “shut the f— up!” Protesters then marched on the streets and shut down major freeways and blocked Sacramento Kings fans from attending a game.
According to Clark family friend Jamilia Land, “Stevante has post-traumatic stress disorder.” Land said, “He has lost two of his brothers to violence … and he is starting to lose his mind. He needs help.”
We know! But this didn’t stop Sharpton from embracing this out-of-control thug. Sharpton said the shooting death of Stephon Clark has “brought us back” and this is a national issue.
Sharpton loves these cases. He has built his career exploiting racial tensions and inciting riots. He’s been waiting for an issue like this to catapult him back into the limelight.
But without a race-baiter like Barack Obama as president to help him, Sharpton is not getting the national attention he wants. The fake news media are doing their part to push the story, but Sharpton wants to drag President Donald Trump into this mess.