Madison Community Honors Slain Teen Tony Robinson

By Leslie Amsterdam, March 7, 2015
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On Saturday, the Madison community honored slain teen Tony Robinson by marching from the City-County Building to a vigil at the scene of his death Friday evening. The unarmed, recent high school graduate was shot five times by a Madison police officer responding to a call on Williamson Street in Madison, Wisconsin.

Tony was well known in the neighborhood and was planning to attend college. The Young, Gifted and Black Coalition arrived on scene early for the Friday vigil and organized the Saturday march and community meeting. The following images and video provide a glimpse into the community response to the killing of #TonyRobinson.


Police shut down Williamson Street in Madison after an unarmed teen was shot by police.


The Young Gifted and Black coalition organized a march from the City-County Building to the scene of the shooting.


The assembled crowd for a vigil and speak out at the house where Tony died.


The teen’s blood still stains the porch where he was moved after being shot inside the house.


Family friends of #TonyRobinson

10847300_1003886296307570_6661892279071840860_oMore video of the march here and more images here. Copyright 2015 Leslie Amsterdam Peterson All rights reserved.
Information about how you can help the Robinson family is here.
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