- May 18, 2016
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- North America
- Political Leaning
On Tuesday, Illinois State Police issued a statement saying that "a Midlothian Police Officer encountered a subject in plain black clothing with no markings readily identifying him as a Security Guard, armed with a gun in the west parking lot."
"According to witness statements, the Midlothian Officer gave the armed subject multiple verbal commands to drop the gun and get on the ground before ultimately discharging his weapon and striking the subject," the statement said.
Roberson was holding a firearm he was licensed to carry. Other witnesses, and a lawsuit filed by his Roberson's family, reportedly said he was wearing a hat emblazoned with the word "security."
"Everybody was screaming out 'Security!' " Harris told WGN. "And they still did their job, and saw a black man with a gun, and basically killed him."
Another witness, Jakia Woods, told member station WBEZ's Miles Bryan that Roberson was wearing an orange vest and the hat marked "security."
She said it was "absolutely clear" that he was a security guard.
Woods said that the Midlothian officer came out of the club's back door — weapon drawn — and ordered Roberson to "get on the ground."
"Before he says 'ground' he fires the first shot," she said, adding that she has not been interviewed by investigators.
Let me guess, better wait for all the facts (aka waiting for the spin you can latch onto to justify legal murder of a black man)
So who fights for black people's second amendment rights? Or do they not count if they startle or frighten a cop with their skin pigment?
A right is a right. No matter if the cop is scared or not. This is bull****. And the bull**** has to stop. Cops need to be held to higher standards than citizens. Or they will find those citizens all to ready to exercise their second amendment rights. If I have to choose between death or life in prison. I'll defend myself and take the prison. A cops life is not worth more than my own.
This man should have shot that cop as he laid dying. I would have.