Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert look the other way while the Sacramento Police Department continues to terrorize African-Americans.
The Sacramento Police Department continues to terrorize the city’s African-American community.
The Sacramento Bee has released a video showing the arrest of a man who police say left his car running outside a 7-Eleven.
For that, the man, Craig Williams, was tackled to the ground and arrested. Really, for leaving his car running at 7-Eleven.
According to the Bee, the video release, which included a more than six-minute-long body camera clip and three surveillance camera videos, came hours after the Sacramento NAACP held a press conference with Craig Williams, the man arrested.
The incident is part of an ongoing pattern of racist brutality by the department’s rank and file officers toward people of color.
“At the end of the day, he shouldn’t have been in jail,” Betty Williams, the chapter’s president, said during the press conference.
The NAACP is of course correct.
The NAACP has urged Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert to refrain from filing charges in the case.
Williams also demanded that the police department release body camera footage of the incident, which had not yet happened at the time of the press conference.
Later, the department released an edited version of their body camera video.
Craig Williams is lucky to be alive today.