Urban Triage: A Hate Crime Occurred In Madison, Driver Intentionally Hits Black Woman

 

🚨A hate crime occurred in Madison🚨

A white supremacist intentionally hit a Black woman in the early hours of the morning. MPD responded by not calling medical assistance for 30 minutes and pepper-spraying the victim and her friends and family. This response was clearly racist: a person who was injured from full-speed impact with a truck was not given the help she needed, and her community who was distraught at witnessing a hate crime was ignored and pepper-sprayed. NBC15 egregiously misrepresented the incident as you can see here https://www.nbc15.com/…/One-man-hurt-after-truck-drives-thr….

People are currently protesting what occured. Please send Satya Rhodes-Conway, the alders, and any other public officials in Madison a statement demanding that they speak out on what really happened. THIS CANNOT STAND IN OUR COMMUNITY. Please also consider submitting comments to NBC15 MPD for their handling of the incident.

Sample emails to Satya and the alders are below, please copy and paste if needed!

TO: SRhodes-Conway@cityofmadison.com; Mayor@cityofmadison.com

SUBJECT: HATE CRIME WORSENED BY MPD

Hello Satya,

I am contacting you today to speak publicly on the hate crime that occurred in Madison last night. A Black woman was intentionally plowed into by a truck last night on University Avenue. Video of the incident shows that the driver swerved out of the way to intentionally hit the individual. MPD responded by NOT calling in the required medical assistance for the victim until 30 minutes after impact. They pepper-sprayed the victim and her family instead of simply calling in the necessary medical assistance.

NBC15 egregiously misreported the story claiming that the “truck drove through a crowd of several hundred” and ” one person was reportedly hit by the truck”. This neglects to mention that the victim was INTENTIONALLY hit and there was NOT a crowd of people in the road as the article implies. This was not an unavoidable accident, this was a HATE CRIME. The article also claims that MPD “dealt with several uncooperative individuals while attending to the victim”. The victim’s friends and family did not need to be dealt with, they needed to be reassured that their loved one would receive the medical assistance that she required. MPD never would have responded in this aggressive way to a white victim and her community and YOU KNOW THAT.

This is your opportunity to begin to remedy your relationship with Madison’s Black community. This entire incident, from the actions of the truck driver to MPD’s response was a HATE CRIME. Condemn the white supremecist who intentionally hit a Black person going full speed. Condemn the MPD for their response that did more harm to the victim and her loved ones. WE NEED YOU TO USE YOUR POSITION TO BRING LIGHT TO WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AND LET THE BLACK COMMUNITY KNOW THAT YOU STAND WITH THEM. THIS CANNOT STAND IN MADISON.

TO: allalders@cityofmadison.com;
lveldran@cityofmadison.com

SUBJECT: HATE CRIME WORSENED BY MPD

Hello Madison alders,

I am contacting you today to speak publicly on the hate crime that occurred in Madison last night. A Black woman was intentionally plowed into by a truck last night on University Avenue. Video of the incident shows that the driver swerved out of the way to intentionally hit the individual. MPD responded by NOT calling in the required medical assistance for the victim until 30 minutes after impact. They pepper-sprayed the victim and her family instead of simply calling in the necessary medical assistance.

NBC15 egregiously misreported the story claiming that the “truck drove through a crowd of several hundred” and ” one person was reportedly hit by the truck”. This neglects to mention that the victim was INTENTIONALLY hit and there was NOT a crowd of people in the road as the article implies. This was not an unavoidable accident, this was a HATE CRIME. The article also claims that MPD “dealt with several uncooperative individuals while attending to the victim”. The victim’s friends and family did not need to be dealt with, they needed to be reassured that their loved one would receive the medical assistance that she required. MPD never would have responded in this aggressive way to a white victim and her community and YOU KNOW THAT.

This entire incident, from the actions of the truck driver to MPD’s response was a HATE CRIME. It does no good for you to help us establish a community oversight board and NOT speak out on this hate crime. Condemn the white supremecist who intentionally hit a Black person going full speed. Condemn the MPD for their response that did more harm to the victim and her loved ones. WE NEED YOU TO USE YOUR POSITION TO BRING LIGHT TO WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AND LET THE BLACK COMMUNITY KNOW THAT YOU STAND WITH THEM. THIS CANNOT STAND IN MADISON.

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