In August of 2014, Ferguson, Missouri Police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year old Michael Brown in the middle of Ferguson’s Canfield Street. Although Wilson stated that Brown attempted to steal Wilson’s gun, witnesses at the scene stated that Brown had his hands in the air when Wilson shot him six times. Eight months […]
Last month, the Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Company decided to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought against the City of Madison for the 2015 shooting of Tony Robinson by Madison Police officer Matt Kenny. The $3.4 million settlement is the largest in Wisconsin history for a police-involved shooting. Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Madison Police […]
Today, 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing visits by telephone with Carlos Miller, who blogs at Photography Is Not a Crime and is author of the book The Citizen Journalist Photography Handbook. Carlos Miller wants to make sure you can always photograph or video record the police. In 2007, photojournalist Carlos Miller was working on […]
8 O’Clock Buzz host Jonathan Zarov interviews David M. Perry, a associate professor of history at Dominican University in Illinois. He contributed an opinion piece to the CNN web site yesterday on the intersection of racism and ableism in Monday’s shooting of Charles Kinsey, caretaker for a young man with autism. David M. Perry’s blog […]
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MADISON (WORT)– Over the weekend, there was a special event to remember the life of Tony Robinson. WORT’s Helena White was there and brings us this report.