Stephon Clark Case Study

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The report I chose was retrieved from ABC News and written by reporter Dennis Romero, addressing the heartbreaking shooting of an unarmed African American male name Stephon Clark who lived in Sacramento, California. This tragedy initiated a large protest by the Black Lives Matter movement in the Sacramento area. It affected the local community and an event in the community all day on a Thursday, March 22, 2018. The local community the protestors affected were five expressed highways. Protestors of the community held signs, wanting justice for Stephon Clark. The event that was impacted was an NBA basketball game between the Sacramento Kings and the Atlanta Hawks. The large group of protesters came from the community of all races interlocked …show more content…
Stephon Clark was a twenty-three-year-old father of two. Currently, the protest of this senseless shooting is ongoing because of other African American males that have been shot and killed by police officers in the past for meaningless reasons. I believe this protest is ongoing because incidents like this should not be happening and the African American community may have felt that Stephen Clark was shot because of the color of his skin and that he was a …show more content…
The civil disobedience action was the community protesting a mass demonstration about two Sacramento police officer killing an unarmed father of two, while not listening to city law enforcement on the five freeways and in front of the Golden One Center. The violation of the protestors of not listening to law enforcement was to address justice issues and societal change of future shooting of unarmed African American males. I believe deviance is needed at times to get a point across, thus taking a step to push for change in a good way. The second sociological concept I will use to analyze the protest is collective conscience. Collective conscience is a view of the society from the functionalist perspective. This concept was also introduced by Emile Durkheim. It is defined as a group of people of a society who shares religious beliefs, ethics, and attitudes (Keirns, et al., 2016). In the protest initiated by Black Lives Matter movement protest on the tragic shooting of Stephon Clark, people of the society came together as one, sharing the same belief and attitude. These peoples who shared the same belief and attitudes aimed at justice and again change. If the people in the movement did not share the same belief or attitude,