Michael Sullivan

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Justice for Tyre Nichols (color)
Location: Madison, WI
Nationality: American
Biography: Michael Sullivan is a humanistic photographer located in Madison, Wisconsin. As a child, Michael recalls there being Polaroid and Instamatic camera’s used to capture special moments and every day happenings. Seeing his youth preserved in a... MORE
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Justice for Tyre Nichols (color)
Copyright Michael Sullivan 2024
Date of Work Jan 2023 - Jan 2023
Updated Jan 2023
Location Madison, WI
Topics Civil Rights, Freedom, Human Rights, Photography, Photojournalism, Policy Change, Race, Racism, Social Justice, Violence, Youth
Summary
Color photo set from an event in Madison, WI highlighting police brutality in murder of Tyre Nichols by five Memphis, TN police officers.
1/29/23 Dane County Public Safety Building Madison, WI A small but vocal group gather outside the Dane County Public Safety building in Madison, WI this afternoon to speak out against police brutality and the recent murder of yet another black man at the hands of the Memphis, TN cops. His name was Tyre Nichols. He was 29 years old. The event was hosted by Party for Socialism and Liberation - Madison.

From the event post:

  • Only the people can put an end to the regime of police terror that Black America is subjected to. We need to demonstrate in huge numbers to demand justice. In 2020, tens of millions of people took to the streets across the country and around the world against racist police killings in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. That same spirit of resistance is needed now to keep up the fight. The five officers involved have been arrested. But only through struggle can we secure conviction in a court system rigged at every turn in favor of the police. And only a mass movement of the people can put an end to the extreme police violence that takes place on a daily basis across the country and claims so many innocent lives.

Tyre Nichols sadly joins a long, long list of those murdered by persons that are supposed to protect and to serve their communities. CNN host Van Jones ended his opinion piece with this:

  • Unless there is real oversight, with real consequences for wrongdoing, bad actors will take advantage, lower the practical standards for everyone and put all of us at risk. And without aggressive oversight and swift punishment, we’ll continue to see stomach-churning acts of police violence against Black men — by cops of every color.
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