MADISON, Wis. – The National Education Association funded group, Wisconsin Jobs Now, continued it’s anti-police efforts at a rally it organized Wednesday.
Coming off months of protests against the Milwaukee Police Department, the group — that is also backed by the SEIU — is now targeting police in the liberal haven of Madison, Wisconsin.
The protest, which happened just days after a Madison police officer shot and killed an unarmed man that allegedly attacked him, appears to be ignoring the reality of the shooting. According to media report, the man was killed after police responded to a report of an assault and a man dodging in-and-out of traffic. But despite the fact the the man, Tony Robinson, has a violent past —he pleaded guilty to armed robbery just last fall — anti-cop protesters like Wisconsin Jobs Now have jumped all over the opportunity to exploit the shooting.
Despite the Madison police force being 18% minority (in a community that is 22% minority), a Media Trackers video caught a Wisconsin Jobs Now led protest hurling chants like “Hey-hey, ho-ho, These racist cops have got to go,” and holding signs saying “All Cops Are Bastards.”
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