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Another White police officer gets off after killing unarmed Black teen

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It appears to be close to impossible for police officers to be convicted of murder when the victims are unarmed Black men. According to NBC News, Officer Matt Kenny will not be charged with the murder of Tony Robinson Jr., 19.

On March 6, Robinson was reportedly high on Xanax, mushrooms and marijuana and was assaulting people and jumping in front of cars. When authorities arrived on the scene, Kenny claimed that he was attacked by Robinson. Kenny shot Robinson seven times and killed him on the scene. Robinson was unarmed.

Robinson’s death led to protests and marches in Madison, Wisconsin. However, District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, Wisconsin’s first Black D.A., did not charge Kenny with a crime.

Ozanne said that he based his decisions on “the facts.” But there appears to be a grey area regarding the proper use of deadly force. A dash cam video shows Kenny shooting Robinson seven times in a matter of three seconds.  It seems probable that it was excessive considering Robinson was unarmed.

Robinson’s family has hired a Chicago-based law firm and will file a lawsuit against the police department.



6 Comments

  1. britishrose on May 13, 2015 at 10:17 am

    WHAT? seven times mike brown was shot 9 times now you tell me why they have to shoot someone who is not holding a grenade , or oozie , or a gun in hand period .? why on hells earth do they have to shoot a man that many times. the idea should not be to kill but to disarm or cripple them like when you taser someone your not trying to kill them right your trying to stop them? think how many men would be dead if they didnt carry tasers some of them dont carry tasers, scared of a ass whipping turning on them . all assailants are not murderers you cant assum so, your a cold blooded killer if you killl a man just because your scared of him .. no no this is the most injust of justice!!!!!!!! and why the f…ck is this happening over and over , hundered of law suite piling up from texas to chicago to baltimore , to every state these cops are getting real wrecklesss , and non of them think this could be my little brother unless the kid is white then you think about it? you dont hear of no white kid getting killed ,adam lanza was able to go into a school kill up 20 people children to and yet was able to go to his car reload and shoot his self , cause the first cop who saw him was white , and sorrowful for him… okkkkk so please

  2. andalso on May 13, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    although its is very sad that this happened to this young man, i am wondering who was with him when he took the drugs and if any of his friends were around, could they have gotten him under control until the drugs wear off. we all know what happens to black men and women in any case and the outcome is 90% death and the lesser actions against them are assault. lets have more repect for our lives and stop playing around with them like they are dispensable. if you are going to try something, try it behind locked doors or with someone who will watch over you. everyone is free to enjoy life but it seems like black people are not as free as the other races.

  3. Likewaterforchoc on May 13, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Sad, but what will his family say about this article? The author is referring to him as black, when the family spent most of the press time clearly protesting that he is NOT black, but “mixed” and that “All Lives Matter.”

    • Paytc on May 14, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      I think most acknowledge the fact that the young man was “mixed”. I think it’s the common thread of too many “males of color” being killed at a rate larger than the aids epidemic that is alarming folks. Lets face it, America would have a real problem if our pit bull animals or other pets were getting killed at an alarming rate. So I think if there is a trending problem going on in America with any group of people it should be considered an American problem that effects us all. Together people of all races, beliefs, and backgrounds need to say “all lives matter” especially the “human” black male/people of color that seem to be under attack by themselves as well as others?

      Paytc

      • Paytc on May 14, 2015 at 12:27 pm

        Obviously, in the United States of America, we are stronger united than we are divided.

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