Stephon Clark

Days of rage

Editor’s note: The cause is righteous. The looting is self-defeating. Anyone with common sense and an ounce of humanity knows what happened to George Floyd—a…


A tale of two cities

Editor’s note: Did richer, white voters refuse to help Sacramento’s poor, black and brown kids? The proponents of the March children’s funding ballot measure have…


Under the microscope

Editor’s note: LaTesha Watson is Sacramento’s new public safety watchdog. She’s been under scrutiny, herself. The person may not be a household name, but the…


When fired cops sue

One month before viral video ignited calls to fire child-beating cop, another disgraced officer sued to get his job back As civil rights groups clamor…


Editor’s note: Smart money

Wanted: Great ideas for economic justice Proposals are rolling into a committee of experts advising the city of Sacramento on which ideas will best improve…


No justice, no surprise

City Hall tries to turn page on the Stephon Clark case without acknowledging that every review of his death relied on the police investigation of…


Happy birthday, Stephon Clark

Family of police shooting victim—whose initials are ‘SAC’—points to changes in Sacramento since his death, including a new use-of-force law On Aug. 10, family and…


Editor’s note: The 99 percent

Sacramento citizens panel pushes for economic justice After watching the first three meetings of the citizens committee that will suggest how best to spend Sacramento’s…


The thick blue line

Who should investigate peace officers who take a life? California isn’t the only state to grapple with this question. As a stricter use-of-force standard navigates…