A father whose unarmed son was killed by police in Wisconsin in 2004 says he’s alarmed by the latest police shooting there.
In an interview with MSNBC, Michael Bell — whose son, also named Michael, was killed — described fighting for a first-in-the-nation law that requires external review of police shootings.
“Civil rights isn’t just about African-Americans and Hispanics,” he said. “It also includes civil rights for people like myself and my son. I had a blond-haired, blue-eyed boy that was killed under a spotlight.”
On Friday night, an unarmed black teenager was killed by a police officer in Madison. Tony Terrell Robinson Jr. was shot inside an apartment by a veteran officer during a confrontation. Three days of protests have followed.
— Erin McClam