As violent demonstrations roil Hong Kong, a bold group of volunteers is providing moral support and physical protection for young protesters
Sacramento police shot and killed a man found holding a cell phone in his grandmother’s yard. Police said they had thought the cell phone was a gun. They tracked down Stephon Clark, who is black, after reports that a man fitting Clark’s description had been breaking car windows with a toolbar. Police body camera footage shows the officers telling him to stop and show his hands. Clark fled to the backyard, and two police officers followed him. According to the police, it was then that he stopped and started toward them holding what looked like a gun. They fired 20 shots, hitting him multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators told the media that nothing was found on Clark except the cell phone lying next to his body. The two officers are on leave pending an investigation.