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Protesters Hold Mock Trial of Wisconsin Officer who Killed Tony Robinson

May 14, 2015  | 

Protesters march in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday. (Photo: Screen Shot from WTMJ TV)
Protesters march in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday. (Photo: Screen Shot from WTMJ TV)

After a peaceful procession from the apartment house where a Madison, Wis., police officer killed 19-year-old Tony Robinson on March 6 through the streets of the state capital to the Dane County Courthouse, some 150 to 200 protesters looked on as others laid out the case for why Kenny should stand trial.

“Was Tony Robinson murdered and should [the officer] be charged with homicide?” Alix Shabazz, one of the event’s organizers, shouted to her fellow protesters.

The crowd gave its rousing approval, the Associated Press reports.

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin had warned that anyone who broke the law would be arrested. At the end of the event, police arrested some two dozen protesters who locked arms and blocked an intersection near the courthouse. As the police were detaining those protesters, onlookers hurled insults at the officers, including racial epithets.


Comments (4)

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kevCopAz @ 5/14/2015 5:17 PM

Funny they protest against raceism but then use racist insults to the police, they are obviously hypocrits and useless people.

Retired NY Boss @ 5/14/2015 5:23 PM

Oh please!

Ok @ 5/17/2015 7:50 AM

In my experience those that are preoccupied w/ labeling everyone and everything racist are in fact extremely racist themselves. These "peaceful protests" would very easily turn into a lynch mob given the opportunity.

OTJBlue @ 5/19/2015 12:40 PM

Surely these individuals know Robinson was high on at least three different drugs and attacked (attempted to choke) family and friends before then attacking a police officer. I have always said it, and it rings true here; a person can be smart, but people, well, people are stupid.

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