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Protesters, Tony Robinson’s family want UN to investigate his death, say government can’t be trusted

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Tony Robinson

MADISON (AP) — Protesters are calling for the United Nations to investigate a Wisconsin police shooting because they feel the United States government can’t be trusted.

Members of Young, Gifted and Black and members of 19-year-old Tony Robinson’s family held a news conference at Madison’s courthouse on Monday, April 6th to say they don’t believe the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s probe into Robinson’s death is fair since the agency is staffed by former police officers.

They say they don’t have faith in any U.S. government agency to look into the matter because it’s all part of one system.

They called for the United Nations Human Rights Council to step in.

Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny killed Robinson last month. Police said Robinson attacked him in an apartment house on Williamson Street.

6 comments

  • PH

    They trust the government for all their benefits, rental assistance and food stamps, though? Ask Holder to do an investigation?

  • 2ECOND

    they don’t trust cause they didn’t get the answer they wanted. the UN needs to stay out of this country.

  • Karon

    There’s a little more to the story as why the Young, Gifted and Black group want UN involved on some other news sites. Fox 6 can you search it and verify it for me please? Something about wanting 350 black people released for jail and the police to withdraw entirely from the area? That cannot be true can it? This request was denied by Madison officials or state officials so the group went to the UN instead. Thanks for your help.

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