We covered the self-defense shooting of Tony Robinson, Jr. in March, and noted at the time, “activists” were attempting to turn a violent criminal into a martyr:
The false narrative being offered up here is that the “non-violent” Robinson was pursued and then “murdered” by a cop with five shots to the chest “for no reason.”
The reality of the matter is that this convicted felon who was on probation for armed robbery was the suspect in an assault that very day. When veteran Officer Matt Kenny chased Robinson into a building to take him into custody, Robinson attacked, striking Officer Kenny repeatedly, knocking him down in an apparent attempt to overpower the officer.
Kenny drew his weapon and fired until Robinson ceased his attack, and then immediately transitioned into life-saving mode, attempting to save the life of the violent felon that had just attacked him.
If you are one of those sad souls that is so easily led by an agenda-driven media that you’ve bought into the sucker’s argument that someone without a weapon isn’t a threat, then you’re a gullible soul, and I pity you.
There are some very bad officer involved shootings out there, and we’ve covered them. Sometimes they lead to murder charges. Sometimes the officers really do get away with what appears to be an execution.
This is not one of those times.
This afternoon, authorities formally announced that Officer Matt Kenny will not face charges for defending his life from Robinson, whom he was attempting to arrest for attacking a number of people while he was—as we now know—high on a mix of marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and Xanax.
Officer Matt Kenny of the Madison Police Department will not face charges in the March shooting death of biracial teen Tony Robinson, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said Tuesday.
“I conclude that this tragic and unfortunate death was the result of a lawful use of deadly police force and that no charges should be brought against Officer Kenny in the death of Tony Robinson Jr.,” he said.
“My decision will not bring Tony Robinson Jr. back,” Ozanne told reporters. “My decision will not end the racial disparities that exist in the justice system, in our justice system. My decision is not based on emotion. Rather, this decision is based on the facts as they have been investigated and reported to me.”
Robinson attacked Kenny and hit him so hard with a punch in the head that Kenny’s skull created a hole in the drywall of the hallway. Concussed and under attack, Kenny drew his service weapon and fired seven times (as commonly practiced in failure drills), with all seven shots striking his target.
Once Robinson ceased being a threat, Officer Kenny ignored his own injuries, holstered his weapon, and immediately began attempting first aid on Robinson until EMTs arrived.
Let’s be perfectly clear: Tony Robinson, and Tony Robinson alone, dictated how far this situation was going to escalate. Instead of surrendering and facing relatively minor charges for vehicle damage and assault, Robinson chose to attack a law enforcement officer with every bit of force he had.
Tony Robinson’s decision to violent attack on Officer Kenny escalated this event into a fatal self-defense shooting.
Tony Robinson’s death is directly result of his own violent actions.