Demonstrations in Madison remain peaceful in honor of Tony Robinson Jr.
Peaceful is the way to describe Tuesday's demonstration in Madison, and pain can best describe what the family of Tony Robinson is going through.
\"I will miss him for the rest of my life when you guys go home and you don't have to deal with this anymore\", said Tony Robinson's Grandmother Sharon Irwin. \"This is a forever thing with me.\"
It was an emotional scene from Tony Robinson's family, just a short time after the Dane County DA decided not to indict Officer Matt Kenny in the fatal shooting of the unarmed 19 year old back in March.
Robinson's family says the decision was not a surprise.
\"He's been slandered from the beginning\", said Sharon Irwin.
\"There are a lot of unanswered questions about the shooting\" said Robinson's family attorney John Lovey. \"The police officer's account has changed over time.\"
\"This decision of whether or not there was sufficient enough evidence to go to trial\", said Robinson's Uncle Turin Carter. \"And that option has been taken away from us, at least for the time being.\"
Demonstrators marched by the Dane County Courthouse, circled around the State Capitol, to make a full a stop at Grace Episcopal Church.
\"It was very peaceful\", said demonstrator Kye Burcham. \"I'm glad. It was very disappointing to see all of the riots in the other cities, and knowing Madison, we're a great city. I'm so glad we can be so peaceful, and show support in what we believe in how this was wrong, but do it in a peaceful way.\"
Those who never met Robinson shared why they took part.
\"I came out here because I had enough\", said demonstrator Andrew Dregne. \"The numbers keep rising. I haven't seen anything change. I'm very upset about the deadly force policy the City of Madison has in place, and I hope they consider reviewing and reforming it.\"
Robinson's mother, Andrea Irwin only spoke a few words at the end of Tuesday's March.
\"Every single breathe taken on this planet is worth something\", said Andrea Irwin. \"My son dying will forever be remembered. This is not over.\"
The Mayor of Madison is scheduled to hold a press conference at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.