State Rep. Robyn Vining
Press Release

Rep. Robyn Vining on the Death of Tyre Nichols


By - Jan 30th, 2023 02:30 pm

MADISON – Late last week, Memphis police released internal video showing the brutal beating of Tyre Nichols, a 29 year-old Black motorist, resulting in his death three days later.  Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) released the following statement:

“Tyre Nichols’s life mattered. Tyre Nichols deserved a justice system that was fair and just for everyone, that was fair and just for him. The injustice that resulted in Tyre’s death is a reminder of the work we as legislators have to do, and the loss of his life is a reminder of how dire the need is that we do it.

“I join President Biden and U. S. Senator Tammy Baldwin in calling for the passing of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to advance meaningful reforms in public safety at the federal level. At the state and local level, as public officials we must listen to the voices of the Black and Brown members of our community, and become more effective at passing meaningful change.

“Black Lives Matter, and Tyre Nichols should be alive today. Forward together.

Rep. Vining represents the 14th Assembly District, which includes parts of Wauwatosa and West Allis. For more information, visit Rep. Vining’s website here

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One thought on “Rep. Robyn Vining on the Death of Tyre Nichols”

  1. nickzales says:

    I can’t wait to hear from any Republican members of the legislature. Based on the party’s recent statements and acts, it might go like this:

    (1) He should not have been doing whatever he was doing.
    (2) He may have deserved it for not following orders.
    (3) It’s a tough job and they must act quickly.
    (4) We just don’t care about blacks who are not rich; and
    (5) It was just a few bad apples. The barrel is (mostly) good.

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