Tony Robinson, Rubén García, and Police Brutality Against Brown Bodies
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Memorial for Rubén García Villalpando (Family Photo)
On Friday, February 20, a police officer shot and killed Mexican national Rubén García Villalpando on the side of a highway outside of Dallas, Texas. García was unarmed and reportedly had his hands in the air shortly after stepping out of his vehicle.
On Friday, March 6, another officer shot and killed unarmed African American Tony Terrell Robinson, Jr. in Madison, Wisconsin. By the following Monday, around 2,000 people were out in the city's streets protesting the shooting death, holding a large banner that read "Black Lives Matter."
Interestingly, the same day of the protest, Robinson's uncle, Turin Carter, gave a family media statement that explained his nephew was not just "black." He described Tony as "black, white, he's a mixture of everything."
"I encourage everybody to show support regardless of race," continued Carter, "because this is truly a universal issue." Police brutality is an issue that everyone should be
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