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California's fight against police violence

Illustration: Sarah Grillo / Axios

Since Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man, was shot eight times from behind by Sacramento police in early March, the conversation surrounding policing in America's minority communities has once again become prevalent. Legislators and activists are now looking at ways the issue can be solved.

Why it matters: According to data from the Washington Post, 294 people have been killed by police in 2018 and at least 21% of them are black — Clark is one of the latest. Since his death, a number of protests have spawned demanding accountability and solutions from police officers.