The NFL just released an PSA describing in detail the death of Stephon Clark. He was an unarmed 22 year old man who was shot and killed in his grandmother's backyard in Sacramento, CA by two officers.
The PSA will be aired on major national networks such as, ESPN, NBC and even the NFL network later this week. The PSA will be narrated by Stephon’s mother, Se’Quette Clark, also the latest effort collaborating with the NFL on the PSA, Roc Nation. Wanting to spread the need of positivity in our communities and end systematic racism. The PSA is a part of inspiring change and the first of the responsibility programs to air on tv. “With sincerity and gratitude, I would like to thank Roc Nation and the NFL for choosing to honor the life of my son, Stephon Clark, who was unjustly stolen from us on March 18, 2018 by Sac PD officers Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet who are still employed and patrolling our streets,” Se’Quette Clark said. “As a mother, I can’t help the immense feeling of pride; knowing my son’s life will affect so many people for generations to come. Since my son was murdered, my family has been extremely dedicated to social justice reform through our footwork in this new Civil Rights Movement; my son, Stevante Clark emerging as a Civil Rights Leader in the movement; my mother, Sequita Thompson, and my membership in the Mothers of the Movement; our foundation IAMSAC (Stephon Alonzo Clark) and Stephon Clark Legacy; our weekly actionable, solutions platform titled Stephon Clark Sunday; and last but not least, the passing of The Stephon Clark Law (AB392) in California which holds police accountable for killing people when they did not pose a deadly threat and charging the officers in criminal court.” A PSA was already released last year November detailing Danroy “DJ” Henry, former Pace University football player who was fatally shot by an officer on October 17, 2010 in Mount Pleasant, N.Y. Meek Mill and Dream Chasers did the second PSA of the program in December around Antwon Rose II, also an unarmed young man, 17 years old and an honor roll student who was shot by an East Pittsburgh police officer on June 19, 2018. “ We want to continue to raise awareness for victims of systemic racism to ensure their stories are not forgotten,” said Anna Isaacson, NFL Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility. “As part of Inspire Change, we will use our platform to recognize these individuals throughout history and support organizations that foster positive relationships between law enforcement and their communities.” With the PSA being broadcast, it's a great opportunity to talk about all the bad things that's happening with young black people in America today and how we can stop the violence.