Madison Chief to Shooting Victim’s Family: ‘I Am Sorry’

John Bacon, USA Today, March 9, 2015

The police chief of Madison, Wis., on Monday apologized in an online blog post to the family of Tony Robinson, the black teen who was fatally shot by a white Madison police officer three days ago.

“Reconciliation cannot begin without my stating ‘I am sorry,’ and I don’t think I can say this enough. I am sorry,” Chief Mike Koval wrote. “I hope that, with time, Tony’s family and friends can search their hearts to render some measure of forgiveness.

“Certainly, this will not take place soon given the circumstances. It may take some time for this loop to close but I pray that it will, in fact, close.”

Koval has been pressing themes of patience and restraint since Robinson, 19, was shot by officer Matt Kenny after Kenny responded to a 911 call. Koval published his blog post as hundreds of chanting protesters rallied at the Wisconsin State Capitol, chanting “no justice, no peace.”


The tragedy began Friday night when Kenny was among officers responding to a 911 call saying someone had been jumping in front of cars. Kenny pursued the suspect to an apartment, heard a commotion inside and went in, Koval has said. Koval said Kenny shot Robinson after Robinson attacked the officer, who suffered undisclosed injuries.


The Young, Gifted and Black Coalition in Madison has demanded that the city pay for Robinson’s funeral and for any costs associated with the family’s healing process. And the group said it a statement it wants Kenny to be “held accountable for the murder of Tony Robinson.”

“There’s nothing the chief can say short of changing the system,” Brandi Grayson, a leader of the coalition, told the Associated Press. She added that Koval “had a perfect response–perfect for white people.”

Robinson recently began serving three years on probation after pleading guilty in October to armed robbery. {snip}



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  • MekongDelta69

    You just cannot make this stuff up…

    • Usually Much Calmer

      You don’t give this stuff real estate in your head and you make that known to everyone you know.

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      Rationality, as Whites know it, simply does not exist in the Negro mind. Another day in the life of the Negroes is highlighted by this article. Another Negro homicidal maniac shot in self defense by a brave White officer. The Negro reaction is beyond predictable. The same old portrayals of a homicidal maniac as an innocent victim, with the supposedly more intelligent Blacks rushing to defend his honor, and pretending that a White officer using necessary force to save his own life is racism. This whole routine is beyond hackneyed at this point. The vast majority of Blacks obviously feel that Blacks killing non-Blacks is just fine. In a sensible country, every Negro would be subjected to a lie detector test regarding their views about violence by Negroes against non-Negroes. Those who failed to appropriately disapprove of homicide and senseless violence would be immediately deported to Sub-Saharan Africa.

      • evilsandmich

        In fairness blacks don’t really care if blacks kill blacks either, in fact judging by the local wire its a bit of a hobby for the locals.

        • Alucard_the_last

          I don’t care if they kill one another and think it is racist for blacks who kill blacks should go to jail. It is when they overstep their boundaries and kill a human that bothers me.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            Give ’em FREE VODKA, says I…

    • Earl P. Holt III



    Let the groveling begin.

  • “Reconciliation cannot begin without my stating ‘I am sorry,’ and I don’t think I can say this enough. I am sorry,”

    The investigation has barely started; we are nowhere near knowing all the pertinent facts. You’re apologizing too soon, Barney Fife. If you need to at all.

    The Young, Gifted and Black Coalition in Madison

    Which meets once every month in a broom closet.

    Really, Dane County, Wisconsin, where Madison is, is also the home of some of the very “worst” white-black gaps in all sorts of metrics. Education, law enforcement, crime, whatever.

    Robinson recently began serving three years on probation after pleading guilty in October to armed robbery.

    CofCC found a pic of him wearing an ankle monitor.

    When I first heard about this, I knew that Madison was in for some bad times, because Madison is one of the most left wing towns around. Expect protests and maybe also riots. It’s also going to test the meddle of a certain someone who is running for President.

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      Robinson is just another Black homicidal maniac thug who failed to get away with murder. He deserved his fate, as did Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and every other homicidal maniac shot in self defense by their victim. The Madison officer who shot this animal is a hero, just like Officer Darren Wilson and George Zimmerman. When are Whites going to wake up? Sadistic Sociopathy is the norm amongst Blacks. Being that Madison is a hotbed of White Leftists, though, I am sure that the protests in front of the WI capitol building were by crowds over 50% White. The hardcore White leftists will never hold Negro sociopathy in appropriate abhorrence.

      • libertarian1234

        The white weenies are amazing to behold.

        Apologies for self-defense against a known convicted felon, which is more likely than not an open and shut case?

        Absolutely amazing.

        I’m beginning to lose a LOT of respect for many whites.

        • Yancy Derringer

          And there are throngs of white protestors out there, chanting, “Black lives matter!” 18-22 yr old college student types.

          I saw on the news a chunky white girl chanting her fat fanny off; she’d painted her face in streaks of red – fake black victim blood. She was so excited, so passionate. “Black lives matter!”

          You could tell that if she were given the power right then and there to judge that officer, she’d send him to prison for life, pronto! No doubt about it. The little morons. Signing up for the first “cause” of their lives, not understanding a thing, and getting it all so wrong.

  • Dave West

    To the protesters:
    Many of you have probably just now slipped out of bed, either in mommy and daddy’s basement or in your government funded housing unit. It’s time to get your act together, as it turns out, “racist” America has executed another “innocent, unarmed” black “child;” you have a lot of protesting to do. This cop will inevitably not be indicted due to evidence that he acted in self defense and lets not for get about any future black thugs that will be shot dead by police later this year.

    You need a new slogan, #blacklivesmatter is getting old.

    How about: #TUHG-LIFE-MATTERS ??

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      The protesters might as well just throw open the doors to their satanic souls, and giv e their true opinion: “Homicidal Maniacs Matter”. Apparently, this is what the protesters believe. They believe that murderers have the right to kill innocent victims, and to go on living afterwards without punishment. Such a view has no place in Western Civilization. The protesters

      • Dave West

        White libtard protestors have this image in their head that Mike Brown is just like that “nice black guy” that they sat next to once in their sociology class. To them the concept of a black thug is something made up by “racist” Hollywood. It really just shows how little contact they have had with the typical black person.

        • Yancy Derringer


  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Yet another innocent black child murdered For NO Reason Whatsoever by White Nazi Cops.

    There is something in common here with the Trayvon Martin and Thug Brown cases. Whatever could it be??

    Maybe this:

    Robinson…pleaded guilty to felony armed robbery in October and was sentenced in December to three years’ probation.

    And this:

    My son has never been a violent person, never!

    He a good boy!

    Or This:

    The police chief refused to comment on Robinson’s past criminal history or run-ins with police….’I could but I choose not to.’

    Prepare to be replaced, Chief, and the entire police dept. dismantled.

    • MekongDelta69


      The combined IQ of the three Einsteins in the picture IS?…

      • Who Me?

        Do negative numbers qualify? If so my answer is -37.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        150 – 50 each.

        That is what their lawyers will claim when they’re on death row.

        • John Smith

          Not in WI they won’t. They’ll just claim life in prison is too harsh and ask for them to be released on time served.

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            Forgot WI is a lefty-lib state. In California, due to a court order over prison overcrowding, their crimes would be pleaded down to misdemeanors, and they’d be back on the streets:

            Across California, over 13,500 inmates a month are being released early to relieve crowding in local jails

            Days after being let out early in February 2013, DeAvila went to his grandmother’s house, raped and killed the 76-year-old woman, then chopped her body into pieces. He was found later that day with the woman’s jewelry around his neck.

          • Hammerheart

            One of my Criminal Justice (a higher up in a local PD) professors revealed to me that he believes California’s Prop 47 is going to turn southern california into a Mad Max styled wasteland.

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            I’d say we’re 70% there.

            The freeways already resemble Mad Max’s Thunderdome – now that illegals have the right to get a California license. Doesn’t matter, most of them will drive anyway – no license, insurance or registration – with NO consequences whatsoever if stopped, even if they cause an accident. I see mexicans run red lights and stop signs every single day.

            Try that if you’re White and expect to have your car towed along with heavy fines and skyrocketed insurance rates.

          • Hammerheart

            That sounds about right. I had to trade my comfortable sedan for a full size pick up truck because Hispanics driving their landscaping trucks, beat up hatchback civics, or their drug money luxury sedans would regularly endanger my life with their recklessness and flagrant traffic violations.

            I thought having a full size pickup with a 5.7L v8 engine would stop their combative driving, but it turns out I regularly have to run them off the road. It’s especially bad when you’re trying to make a left turn in a interaction without a dedicated left turn signal. They will speed up and try to beat the yellow every single time, despite the line of cars stuck almost in the middle of the intersection. When they try that I just start turning and make them swerve out of the way.

    • LexiconD1

      Is that his ‘Mom’?

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble


        Don’t ask about the dad…

        • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

          Must be black as coal.

    • TruthBeTold

      The first I heard of this story they quoted the white mother of Tony Robinson who said something like, ‘he was a good boy. He was going to college’.

      I have yet to hear an interview with the father.

      Here is the photo they’re giving us:

      • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

        so he was a mullattoo??? Shame on his mum for playing with dirt.

      • Light from the East

        ‘He was a good boy. He was going to college’
        Sounds familiar? From Michael Brown’s parents?

        For those blacks cannot withhold their impulse and be shot by a cop, their families can use this sentence.

    • Look! (on the far left) – a wegro using gang signs!

      I knew it – we all be da same.

      • Bill Moore


        What’s the Wigger holding in his left hand? A used splooge rag?

        I suppose he wiped his mouth with it afterwards.

        Bill Moore

    • Bill Moore


      Does the little Caucasian creep serve as a sex object for the two Africans?

      Bill Moore

    • WR_the_realist

      Who’s the clueless wigger on the left?

  • The Mayor of Madison, a member of a certain tribe, personally went to the home of Tony Robinson to grovel and apologize. I did a post on it on my site a couple of days ago. I’m sure that money will be forthcoming to the relatives in this new form of ghetto lottery.

    Weakness regarding law enforcement begets dead cops, more crime, and more targeting of whites by blacks and other nonwhite thugs. I believe I read that Robinson already had an armed robbery conviction, but i may be misremembering, Whatever, he chimped out on a cop. No matter your race, your chimp out on a cop, you may end up dead.

    • John Smith

      Parent. A single mudshark who can’t remember which buck was the babydaddy.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        That mudshark looks about 10-15% knuckledragging bluegum herself. Note the curiously, subtlties of the kninky hair and the eyes.

        • Kenner

          Have you seen the dreadlocked, white grandmother? Ye gods!

          • John Smith

            Many generations of preferring the dark meat – must’ve been a fluke that her daughter’s father was white.

  • JackKrak

    Will be fun to watch the media contort themselves in pretzels looking for an angle on how to portray bleeding heart, insane liberal Madison as KKK headquarters.

    • Dave West

      They’ll find a way if they want to. They converted the democratic Ferguson city council members into no more than a bunch of “evil” white KKK members, sitting in a rural shack and plotting their next lynching. I’m sure Madison, just like basically every other city in America, “arrests blacks at a higher rate than whites.”

  • Dan B. Cooper

    Fox News pushes multiculturalism/diversity, boycott Fox News

    • Samuel Hathaway

      The dizzy-blonde debutant who used to be on The View, got all that Selma garbage cranked up this morning on FOX at 7:45 a.m. Needless to say, I cranked up Marty Robbins country oldie, “El Paso”, on the computer.

    • John Smith

      They almost as bad as all the rest, but the difference is only slight enough to anger “progressives.”

  • Dave West

    how dare that policeman had the audacity to chase down a fleeing thug!

  • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

    Just another example of what we already know. The Negro race belongs in Africa South of The Sahara, completely segregated from the Caucasian race. They will never adapt to, and assimilate into, White societies. This idiot Negro in Madison, WI was attacking the officer, and caused injuries to the officer. If this idiot were White, he would be appropriately viewed as an idiot by other Whites. Only Negroes jump to defend an idiot like this just because he is a member of their own race. Not only are Blacks stupid enough to defend a homicidal maniac, they are stupid enough to have a group supposedly geared to “gifted” members of their race defending this idiot. This whole incident highlights, once again, what sensible Whites already know. The Negro race is not capable of assimilating into White society. They will only continue to drag White cultures down.

  • TruthBeTold

    Here’s an article written by a white man who sides with black protestors:

    4 Reasons Not to Get Upset About Tony Robinson and Why They’re All B*llsh*t

    www patrickstomlinson com/2015/03/09/4-reasons-not-to-get-upset-about-tony-robinson-and-why-theyre-all-bullshit/

  • I’ll bet Robinson’s ankle bracelet that he was a guh boi.

    • Kenner

      Ax his white mamma, she said he was never violent, then we hear about his armed robbery conviction.

  • shatwood

    The racial grievance industry blew their proverbially load with Mike Brown. This story is going nowhere.

    • John Smith

      Negro Fatigue Syndrome sets in.

  • I can think of one exception when a non-White was the target of the civil rights mafia, i.e., George Zimmerman was listed as “White” on the police report.

    It seems to me that only a small percentage of Americans see that racial politics is completely rigged. This is a very depressing observation and I don’t see a solution in sight.

    • Bill Moore


      The solution is a lot of rifle fire.

      Bill Moore

  • Samuel Hathaway

    So, Tony Robinson had committed armed robbery. Then, like a jungle animal, was ooga-booga-ing in traffic. Then he had the temerity to attack a police officer. And the talk about all the burden of healing to be strapped to the back of the Madison taxpayers?

    The black “gifted” organization, if they’re really interested in “healing”, they’d take full responsibility for seeing to the needs of the Robinson family and keeping at bay those who they see as counterproductive to the process. But of course, it’s all about jumping on the bandwagon of racial outrage, excuse making for black criminality, and stoking the flames of violence to win the ghetto lottery for the Robinson family. Note how all the $$$ is to be paid by Madison, after Tony Robinson has already cost the city no doubt hundreds of thousands of $$$ in court costs, incarceration, food, lodging….

  • libertarian1234

    “The Young, Gifted and Black Coalition in Madison has demanded that the city pay for Robinson’s funeral and for any costs associated with the family’s healing process.”


    In what?

    Certainly not intelligence.

    I’m betting they’re interpretation of “gifted” is something like being able to read and count to 100.

    I’m not kidding.

    Their arrogance knows no boundaries.

    • shatwood

      He was gifted in somehow managing to only get three years probation for felony armed robbery.

      • Dave West

        The young, ambitious, thug was just getting started; he probably didn’t have any priors.

    • John Smith

      Gifted in the number of white taxpayer provided gimmes they receive.

    • Bill Moore


      They’re still working on the ABC’s.

      Bill Moore

    • Whitetrashgang

      I would go with the ability to rap, and to catch or throw a ball.

  • Doomispixulated

    This guy just baked his own goose. Never apologize unless you did something wrong.

  • superlloyd

    Pathetic grovelling and self abasement from a white liberal, idiot policeman. The criminal was justly killed for resisting arrest and attacking a police officer in the performance of his public and legally mandated duty. This quisling has gained no traction with his shameless appeasement with ‘The Young, Gifted and Black Coalition’ – surely an oxymoron.

    This story is beyond satire.

    • John Smith

      Was this the moron who baked his Glock in the oven?

  • paul kersey

    It looked like obama, and It’s name was Robinson… like it’s wife michelle.

  • paul kersey

    The Madison officer is a hero somebody start a funding site for his bills.

  • gah

    Robinson pleaded guilty to armed home invasion in October 2014. Instead of being sent to prison where he belonged, a liberal judge gave him 3 years probation. Now they are saying that he suffered from Attention Deficit Disorder and Anxiety. His ADA apparently prevented him from paying attention to the commands of the cops, and he had anxiety over possibly being arrested yet again.
    I saw his white mother and his foul mouthed white grandmother, what a trash circus they are. But, they all said he was a good boy, never violent, blah blah blah, the usual script for this kind of situation. I heard that CNN even referred to him as a “gentle giant” who was planning on going to college, yet his Facebook page showed just another scummy street thug.

  • Vito Powers

    The only sort of black violence I saw as a kid was Sapphire hitting the Kingfish in Amos n Andy.

  • libertarian1234

    Absolutely right.

    But his disgusting sycophantic overtures to the people who spawned this evil black thug is absolutely amazing, since they’re partly to blame for his criminal conduct.

    “Reconciliation cannot begin without my stating ‘I am sorry,’ and I don’t think I can say this enough. I am sorry,” Chief Mike Koval wrote. “I hope that, with time, Tony’s family and friends can search their hearts to render some measure of forgiveness. Certainly, this will not take place soon given the circumstances. It may take some time for this loop to close but I pray that it will, in fact, close.”

    He hopes the punk’s family and friends (Who are low-life trash and criminals) can somehow find forgiveness for having to shoot a convicted felon for attacking a white cop to keep from being killed himself. Hard to believe isn’t it?

    With that statement he’s giving them carte blanch encouragement to riot, rob and steal, and since they hold all whites responsible for killing this dreg he’s throwing all of us under the bus as co-ethnics as well, not just the cop who was defending himself.

    This is an excellent example of what taking to the streets will accomplish with weenies like this. That he’s absolutely terrified they’re going to riot, burn, loot and kill is as plain as day. Otherwise he wouldn’t have fallen to his knees in abject supplication in a spineless display of cowardice.

    He probably thinks what he wrote will save him his job and I have no doubt the mayor and other corrupt politicians have pressured him to say what he did, because they’re even more terrified than he is the blacks will go into riot mode.

    The fool doesn’t understand that his words have encouraged them to burn the place down and loot to “take what is owed them,” because he’s admitting guilt.

    And I’m sure they’ll regard his slovenly weakness as a sign he’ll get out of the way as the weenies and the gutless governor did in Ferguson.

    How utterly disgusting.

  • Hammerheart

    Hmm. You have a convicted felon on probation apparently playing in traffic(?). Then, when a peace officer attempts to restore order to the situation, the deceased decides to assault him.

    Why are they demanding apologies? If anything, the deceased’s family should apologize to the city for raising such a worthless individual.

    This police chief is despicable. He is putting everyone under his charge in danger by wrongly supplicating and groveling to the mob.

  • model1911

    The Young, Gifted and Black Coalition in Madison. Right ,two members?

  • Alucard_the_last

    This apology is just going to lead to a lawsuit. The family should be the ones to apologize to the police for raising a thug who was arrested for armed robbery. Now he is in hell and the world is better off.

  • KyraNelson

    Did the late Mr Robinson apologize to the victim(s) of the armed robbery he commited? Just askin.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    Criteria for membership in the “Young, Gifted and Black Coalition” is pretty stringent:

    1) One must be able to tie one’s own shoes;
    2) Not have gainful employment; and
    3) Be able to roll a great, big blunt…

    • Earl Turner

      4) Have at least one violent felony conviction
      5) Be on probation

      • Earl P. Holt III


      • Earl P. Holt III

        Criteria #6:

        One’s surname must differ from that of one’s momma…

  • listenupbub

    These liberals are SO GOOD at winning Darwin Awards!!!

  • Kit Ingoldby

    ‘Koval said Kenny shot Robinson after Robinson attacked the officer,’

    Then why apologise?

  • zamzow

    This police chief’s cornball apology ranks up there with the Missouri state police captain while marching with the Ferguson goon squads said ” We want to thank Michaels parents for giving us and the world Michael.” These type of statement’s, made in light of the particular circumstances, truly defy human comprehension and smack of some form of Stockholm syndrome.

  • Max

    “…She added that Koval ‘had a perfect response- perfect for white people.’ ”

    Not this one.

  • Wing-nut.

    Apologizing for doing the right thing? Nonsense.