The shooting of an apparently unarmed black teenager by police in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday night prompted local protests and marks the latest incident of community members responding in anger following a perceived use of excessive force by law enforcement officers.
Though officials have not released the name of the man who was shot and killed, family and friends identified him as 19-year-old Tony Robinson, who graduated from a local high school in 2014.
There is no video so the police officer will be believed over anything else said…That is how they get away with murder…That is why cops need video cameras on their person and the cameras need to be on and the cop should not have the ability to cut it off or block the video…If they do this then the cop will act accordingly instead of a gun happy idiot.
Today we witness the roll back of voting rights in communities of color and the continuing of wanton murder of black folks which makes it even more difficult for communities of color to select and elect people who will represent them within the confines of capitalism. Given the virulent racist and exploitive nature of the political economy of the US our movement must focus on the complete dismantling of such a system and replace it with one which respects the life and dignity of all–all people, all creatures.
My deepest condolences to Tony Robinson’s family. Black Lives matter indeed and this nation owes much to black folks-- in fact t is a ponderous debt it has accrued and grows heavier with every murder.
Yes police video would be helpful. But since they possess the video they control what is released to the public. I strongly feel that police video must be in the public domain. Also why is it a crime for the public to film a police action. Public right to record police actions is the best way to police the police