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#JusticeForTony photo art installation at the Social Justice Center extended

May 17, 2016 by Leslie Amsterdam #JusticeForTony, an intimate photographic art show currently installed at the Jackie Macauley  Gallery at the Social Justice Center has been extended through June 26, 2016.  The show documents the response of Tony Robinson’s family and the community to his killing by a Madison police officer on March 6, 2015. […]

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Repression, Resilience & Solidarity: The 4th Precinct Shutdown

Remember, human rights are your rights!

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Community Response Team Supports Young, Gifted & Black Coalition

May 14, 2015 In the aftermath of Paul Heenan’s shooting on November 9, 2012, a group of residents from the Madison community, former and current law enforcement officers, representatives from social service agencies, mental health experts and academics formed a group that calls itself the Community Response Team. We were deeply shaken by the police […]

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D.A. Ismael Ozanne chose Mother’s Day to give notice to Tony “Terrell” Robinson Jr’s Mother

May 11, 2015  by Amelia Royko Maurer On Sunday, May 10, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne gave notice that he will be reporting his decision on the officer-involved killing of Tony “Terrell” Robinson Jr. on Tuesday, May 12. While he was reviewing the evidence, he had promised to give the family and the public […]

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Family of #TonyRobinson Demands Justice From the Dane County DA

April 8, 2015 by Leslie Amsterdam On April 6, the family of slain teen Tony Robinson and their supporters marched from the house where he was killed to the offices of Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne to demand justice and an indictment for Matt Kenny, the Madison police officer who killed Robinson. The march […]

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EDITORIAL: We Fail By Our Inaction

March 15, 2015 by Brian Benford In a week-long state of shock over the senseless death of a 19-year-old man, I feel a profound sadness and a heaviness within my heart like never before. I write today to offer my humble reflections as a father of five beautiful bi/multiracial children (four are adults), as a person […]

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In Living Color: Tony Robinson and Why #BlackLivesMatter Matters

by Ryan Wherley  March 12, 2015 To all those who chime in with “all lives matter” in response to the rallying cry that “Black Lives Matter,” in response to the police officer shooting of Tony Robinson last week, I have to say this in response to you: No fucking shit. Of course we know that all […]

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Madison Community Honors Slain Teen Tony Robinson

By Leslie Amsterdam, March 7, 2015 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 […]

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