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This Reporter Asked Brother of Man Killed in Milwaukee Not to Curse in Interview But He Got a Lot More in Return


On Aug. 13, Milwaukee, Wisconsin residents took to the streets in protest after police fatally shot an armed suspect who was running away.

The 23-year-old suspect, Sylville K. Smith, allegedly had a semiautomatic handgun during a traffic stop on Saturday.

Smith and a passenger fled the vehicle as officers approached the car. However, Smith was the only person shot.

Over the weekend, residents set police cars and local businesses ablaze in violent protest.

In a CBS 58 interview on Sunday, Smith’s younger brother, Sedan, told reporters that the community is hurting because of the poor relationship it has with police.

“Us as a community — we are not going to protect ourselves,” Sedan says. “But if we don’t have anyone to protect us, this is what you are going to get. You get riots. You got people out here going crazy. It’s the police and the madness that they spark up. This is what they encourage, this is what they provoke … you take a loved one from someone.”

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