Voice of Calm and Reason Emerges: Madison Police Shooting Not Just About Race Because Victim Tony Tyrell Robinson Was Biracial, Says family spokesman Uncle Turin Carter (Video)

I am very impressed with the family spokesman who held a press conference without flying off the handle making wild accusations that we’re so used to by the likes of Al Sharpton. Turin Carter spoke with dignity and massive calm in the wake of his nephew being shot dead by police. All he wants to know are the facts of what happened while at the same time acknowledging the difficulties of law enforcement.

ABC News reports the uncle of the 19-year-old who was fatally shot by a police officer in Madison, Wisconsin, over the weekend said that his nephew “just wanted to be loved.”

Tony Robinson Jr., who was known to his family as Tyrell, was fatally shot by a police officer on Friday and the incident is now the subject of a state Department of Justice investigation.

Robinson’s mother is white and his father is African American, and at a news conference this afternoon, Robinson’s uncle, Turin Carter, spoke out on behalf of the family about how this is a universal issue that should be understood by people of all races.

“A lot of his identity was formed because of his racial ambiguity,” Carter said.

“Tyrell felt a misfit for most of his life and that’s why we became close,” he said, while his sister — Robinson’s mother — stood behind him.

Robinson’s death comes after a growing list of cases where unarmed teens were killed at the hands of white men, and Carter said that though the parallels to the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown are inevitable, there are significant differences because of his nephew’s mixed race.

“I absolutely remember hashtagging Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown,” Carter said of the outpouring on social media. “It’s surreal to realize that now my nephew is now a hashtag.”

“We don’t want to just stop at black lives matter. … Tyrell is a mixture of everything. You can’t look at him and say he’s black,” Carter said.

Carter thanked the droves of supporters who have been talking about the case on social media and attending rallies but urged all involved to make sure that they were not anti-law enforcement in their demonstrations.

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Let’s find out what happened without a rush to judgment.

Samuel Gonzalez

Samuel Gonzalez

Samuel Gonzalez is the editor-in-chief of The Last Tradition, a blog he started in April 2009. Samuel is one of the top Latino bloggers in the country and his blog has been linked by Gateway Pundit, Right Wing News, Instapundit, Legal Insurrection, American Thinker and other top conservative blogs. He's a strong Reagan conservative, a Rush Limbaugh disciple, an unconventional Evangelical who not only takes on Liberal orthodoxy, but also challenges other so-called soft conservatives afraid to buck political correctness.

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