Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

"Shoot the Black Guy! Shoot the Black Guy!"

A police officer fatally shot an armed security guard who was wearing a hat with “security” emblazoned across the front and holding a man down following a shooting inside the suburban Chicago bar where the guard worked, says an attorney for the guard’s family who filed a federal lawsuit.

Jemel Roberson, 26, was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to a hospital early Sunday following the shooting at Manny’s Blue Room in Robbins, just south of Chicago. Four other people were shot and wounded, including a man who authorities believe fired a gun before officers arrived, Cook County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said.

When police arrived at the scene, Roberson was holding “somebody on the ground with his knee in his back, with his gun in his back,” witness Adam Harris told WGN-TV.

“Everybody is screaming out, ‘He’s a security guard,’” Harris said.

Roberson, a father of a 9-month-old boy, was licensed to carry a firearm, Ansari said.
This is not a new problem.

Meanwhile, in Chicago, the police union has severed ties with the lawyer who couldn't get one of their members off for shooting a guy sixteen times.


B said...

Chicago Cops. What do you expect?

They are even worse than the New York boys in blue.

Not, for the most part, exceptional examples of professionalism nor intelligence.

CenterPuke88 said...

Midlothian, IL...64% white, heavily lower and middle class with less than 18% college degrees. Crime below U.S. average index by about 22%. Doesn’t sound like the environment for typical “Chicago Cops” to me. The department has a total of 28 sworn officers and 6 part-timers, BTW. For a law and order supporter, B., you sure are dismissive of those on the frontlines as a group.

This case looks really bad, and I’m not sure what can possibly come out to make this less ugly. If we follow the standard routine, the victim will shortly be revealed to have some weed in his car or house, the cop will be tired from long shifts, and the body cams will be either off or muted...and probably not started till after the event. Here we go again with the any black male is a threat worthy of shooting mindset...

Now, the big question is who has the phone video that will come out showing the event as a whole? Have the police grabbed it? Maybe the family’s lawyer has it and is waiting for police to release a statement from the shooter before sinking their battleship? Just possibly, the statement will be honest and the video will match and we’ll finally see a rational look at this plague...but I wouldn’t count on it.

B said...

To be fair, the cops would likely have shot anyone that had a "gun".

Pretty much their normal MO around here.

w3ski said...

It seems you have to be "White, have Blond hair, and Blue eyes, if you need to even capture a thief, especially with a gun.
Now where did I hear of a culture like that?