MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison Mayor Paul Soglin says he is supporting protesters who are grieving the shooting of an unarmed black man, but has no advice on how they should conduct themselves.
Soglin says he trusts the people of Madison to do the right thing.
Tony Robinson, 19, was fatally shot Friday night by a police officer who forced his way into an apartment after hearing a disturbance while responding to a call. Police say Robinson had attacked the officer.
Soglin acknowledged some similarities with the shooting of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. But he said Madison’s problems won’t be solved by comparing the two situations. And he made a point of not naming Ferguson in his responses, instead referring to it as the city that starts with an “F.”
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