Police killing of teen ruled lawful

Protest in Madison following the announcement that the police officer that killed Tony Robinson would not be charged. PHOTO/LESLIE AMSTERDAM

Protest in Madison following the announcement that the police officer that killed Tony Robinson would not be charged.
PHOTO/LESLIE AMSTERDAM

Protests broke out after the Madison, WI, district attorney ruled that the killing of 19-yearold Tony Robinson was a lawful use of deadly police force. Police entered Tony’s home after receiving reports that he was behaving erratically in the streets. Eighteen seconds after entering his home, an officer shot Tony in the torso, head and arm, killing him. Police say Tony struck the officer. The community is outraged and demands justice. This case shows not only the brutality of the rising police state, but how vulnerable are today’s youth. This economic system, based on the interests of a handful of billionaires, is no longer able to provide jobs or a decent life for millions of young people. As we fight to end police killings, we must build a powerful movement that visualizes the world of peace and freedom that is possible and fight for it.

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