Sacramento marchers ignore curfew for third night, Mayor Steinberg and police chief take a knee.
While the City of Sacramento will be under a curfew through the end of this weekend, only the honest, law-abiding citizens are following the curfew and are at risk of being arrested for violations of it. Following violence, anarchy, mass property damage, theft, robbery and vandalism during ongoing Antifa and Black Lives Matter riots, Sacramento residents have been under an 8:oo p.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew since Monday. The rioters have ignored it.
Mayor Steinberg and Police Chief Daniel Hahn met with community members around 11 a.m. outside of Oak Park Community Center, and both “wearing masks due to the coronavirus pandemic,” took a knee, the Sacramento Bee reported.
In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced he was cutting $150 million from the police department budget and would give it to communities of color instead – declaring he is committed to ‘making this moment not just a moment,’ the Daily Mail UK reported.
“LA City Council President Nury Martinez tweeted a full copy of the planned motion last night. ‘Today we intrduced a motion to cut funding to the LAPD, as we reset our priorities in the wake of the murder of #GeorgeFloyd & the #BlackLivesMatter call that we all support to end racism [sic],'” the tweet reads. “‘This is just one small step. We cannot talk about change, we have to be about change.'”
This stunning lack of leadership and denial of facts and police shooting statistics in Northern and Southern California by these Mayors is what is leading to more crime, violence, destruction, riots and unrest. It is also putting law-abiding citizens at risk.
Garcetti and Steinberg are ignoring that 9 unarmed black men were shot and killed by police in all of 2019, according to the Washington Post.
— @mayor_Steinberg (@Mayor_Steinberg) June 2, 2020
“Yesterday, I visited the shrine at Cesar Chavez Park to honor the life of George Floyd and all others who have faced injustice because of the color of their skin. I placed a bouquet of flowers next to a homemade sign that read, ‘I can’t breathe,’” Steinberg Tweeted. The guy nearby Steinberg is trash talking at him, claiming, “they been killing black folks. This is nothing new, and you know that.”
“I then got on one knee and said a prayer for George Floyd, our community, and our country. #BlackLivesMatter” Steinberg Tweeted, including the three colors of Black Power fist emojis.
There were many outraged replies to Steinberg’s Tweet demanding he defund the police. However, this reply actually addressed policy:
You are pathetic. You use this event in an attempt to gain supporters. Meanwhile, you force thousands of black families to remain homeless by not fixing a problem that you are tasked to fix, homeless Californians. Many have died under your watch. https://t.co/rFpVpkv4PP
— News Watcher (@NewsWat14055481) June 2, 2020
“You are pathetic. You use this event in an attempt to gain supporters. Meanwhile, you force thousands of black families to remain homeless by not fixing a problem that you are tasked to fix, homeless Californians. Many have died under your watch.”
Another reply demonstrates that Sacramento residents remember previous issues Steinberg let fester:
You let Stevante jump on your podium. You paid BLM off with taxpayer money for programs and they still rioted. You really think this will work.
— Super 80's (@Super80s1) June 2, 2020
“You let Stevante jump on your podium. You paid BLM off with taxpayer money for programs and they still rioted. You really think this will work.”
“Stevante” is the brother of Stephon Clark who was killed by SacPD officers after neighbors called police because he was breaking into their cars and homes one evening. The media portrayed Stephon Clark as some sort of martyred saint after his shooting death by Sacramento police. They continually reported that his police shooting was about race, despite that one of the police officers was also black.
This is his brother Stevante Clark at a City Council meeting in 2018, after Stephon’s death:
Mayor Steinberg did not confront Stevante Clark, or demand he get off the desk and follow proper decorum. Clark was not cited or arrested for disrupting the council meeting, or for threatening the Mayor. He was not escorted out of the building by police.
And this is why BLM and Antifa know they can terrorize the City of Sacramento. Anyone else attempting to jump on the Mayor’s desk and threaten him at a City Council meeting would have been tackled by police, handcuffed, and escorted to jail.
Stevante was recently arrested on aggravated battery charges, and in 2018 was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats to another person, felony assault, felony vandalism, and abusing the 911 emergency line.
Just the Facts
The Washington Post keeps annual statistics of police shootings.
In a nationwide total of 325 million Americans, 1004 people were shot and killed by police in 2019:
- 236 blacks were shot and killed by police
- 376 whites were shot and killed by police
- 159 hispanics were shot and killed by police
- 9 black men were unarmed when they were shot and killed by police.
In a statewide total of 40 million Californians, 135 people were shot and killed by police in 2019:
- 22 blacks were shot and killed by California police
- 32 whites were shot and killed by California police
- 45 hispanics were shot and killed by California police
Most were carrying a weapon when they were killed.
The numbers show that the claims by rioters are based on lies. Police are not stalking and committing genocide on blacks, nor are white vigilantes, as many claim.
Mayor Steinberg and Mayor Garcetti are ignoring the statistics and data because the truth does not support their leftist agenda. What is clear is that neither Steinberg nor Garcetti is a leader, and need to be replaced.
You don’t get respect by disrespecting law-abiding citizens.
Meanwhile, as Sacramento residents are told to stay home and obey the curfew, another night of riots and protest is planned to run Thursday night from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., “with a march starting outside the Capitol building and continuing to Cesar E. Chavez Plaza, Anti Police-Terror Project organizer Jae Montgomery says,” the Bee reported.
“Similar events Monday and Tuesday brought hundreds of protesters downtown, with most remaining for roughly an hour after the end of the 8 p.m. curfew, peacefully defying it as law enforcement did not start detaining or arresting curfew violators until after 9 p.m.”
The city of Sacramento agreed to pay Clark’s two children $2.4 million, even though the police were never charged for the shooting. The Clark family was seeking more than $20 million from the city.