Saturday, March 7, 2015

Tony Robinson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

1. Police Were Responding to a Disturbance

2.Robinson Was a Recent High School Graduate About to Attend College

3. Protesters Have Gathered in Madison

4. The Officer’s Name Hasn’t Been Released Yet

5. There Were 2 Fatal Police Shootings in Madison Last Year

Young, Gifted and Black, a Madison-based group, responded to the shooting in a Facebook statement:

Tonight an unarmed 19-year old Black teenager, Anthony Robinson was shot 5 times in the chest and killed by the Madison Police Department. Reports between the police and the youth’s friends differ, but it is clear he was unarmed. Few details are currently known, but this police murder is in the same vein as what happened to Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner in New York, and Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee. Given the racial disparities in Madison, we have known our city is no different.

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