WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On March 6, 2015, officer Matt Kenny fatally shot Robinson after the Madison police received a disturbance call.
Speaker at #TonyRobinson protest told crowd National Guard was massing around the corner. Madison police say not true pic.twitter.com/sYFOYW0P1s— Barry Adams (@madnewsboy) May 12, 2015
Earlier on Tuesday, Madison District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced he will not hand criminal charges to officer Kenny because the use of deadly force was “lawful” in the Robinson case.
The District Attorney also pointed out that the toxicology reports of the deceased Tony Robinson found Xanax, hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana in his system.
The Family of the Madison, Wisconsin teenager Tony Robinson killed by a US policeman in March 2015, supports peaceful protests over District Attorney’s decision not to charge the officer, Robinson family Attorney Jon Loevy stated in a press conference on Tuesday.
#TonyRobinson protest now on steps of Grace Episcopal on Capitol Square pic.twitter.com/LFyZMeP3TP— Barry Adams (@madnewsboy) May 12, 2015
"[We] fully support the community to express frustration if there is frustration."
“But the family feels strongly that the protest should be not violent, should be calm.”
"This is politics, not justice," Robinson's grandmother Sharon Irwin said in the press conference.
Sharon Irwin, grandmother of #TonyRobinson speaking, family urges peaceful protest pic.twitter.com/32sDr9ctWU— Bryna Godar (@bgodar) May 12, 2015
“Hundreds prepare to march to State Capitol chanting: what's his name? #TonyRobinson,” the message, published by the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin on Tuesday evening, read.
100s marching to Wisconsin Capitol building to protest murder of #TonyRobinson by Madison police. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/pUMuGxqLdn— Paul Gottinger (@PaulGottinger) May 12, 2015
Press Release from @YGBCoalition in #Madison calling for 9 AM #TonyRobinson protest Wednesday http://t.co/7TgfMlNsfP pic.twitter.com/PJtduQnZXn— Chicago Rising (@ChicagoRising) May 12, 2015
Shortly after the Twitter announcement, protesters have started to gather around Wisconsin’s Capitol Square chanting "These Killer Cops Have Got to Go" and "Stand up, Fight Back, No More Black People Under Attack."
ACLU legal observers marching along sides of #TonyRobinson protest pic.twitter.com/wBinkRHdu3— Bryna Godar (@bgodar) May 12, 2015
Maria Hamilton & @Justice4Dontre are currently marching in the peaceful #TonyRobinson protest to support his family. pic.twitter.com/3jKVMARGRn— Mothers For Justice (@mommas4justice) May 12, 2015
The civil rights group said lines of police and state troopers were present at the peaceful demonstration.
"I’m heartbroken, I’m angry" #TonyRobinson's mother #AndreaIrwin's first intv after today's decision is w/ #AC360 8p https://t.co/RKiB0pttC9— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) May 12, 2015