Good afternoon: A pair of holy days have converged. It’s Good Friday, and Passover begins at sundown.
Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man who was killed by Sacramento police last week, was shot eight times from behind, according to an autopsy released this afternoon by the family, Axios' Michael Sykes reports.
Why it matters: Benjamin Crump, the Clark family attorney, said the autopsy results indicate Clark was not moving in a threatening way as officers indicated in the police report.
The big picture: 264 people have been shot and killed by police in 2018, according to a Washington Post tracker. Of that total, 57 were African-American.
Steven Ash holds a sign with an image of Stephon Clark as he waits in line to enter funeral services. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Exterior view of the balcony where Martin Luther King, Jr was shot at the Lorraine Motel, now the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. Photo: Paul Natkin/Getty Images
"Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., only 1 in 10 African Americans think the United States has achieved all or most of the goals of the civil rights movement he led," according to a new AP/NORC poll.