Kanye West Donates $150,000 to Family of Jemel Roberson

“We are missing his presence already” Activists call for murder charges in Jemel Roberson killing

Dorian Myrickes was reportedly one of the victims shot by the suspect inside Manny's Blue Room in Robbins early on Sunday.

What we have learned is Jemel Roberson was a courageous man who was doing his best to end an active shooter situation at Manny's Blue Room.

Their 9-month-old son, Tristan, is too young to understand what happened.

Witness Adam Harris told WGN that Roberson "had somebody on the ground... with his knee in back, with his gun in his back like 'Don't move'".

'Everybody was screaming out, 'Security!' He was a security guard, ' Harris said, but police 'saw a black man with a gun, and basically killed him'. Police officials have said it stemmed from a verbal dispute and escalated when someone left, returned with a gun and fired. Roberson subdued the gunman, but when the police arrived, they shot and killed him, despite reports that witnesses tried to warn them that Roberson was security.

"But, he still had to face the reality of being a black man in America", Merritt said.

As for Roberson. reports say he was working extra shifts at the bar in order to have some extra money to provide for his son at Christmas. Roberson had helped stop an active shooting at the south suburban bar that evening and had detained one of the suspects outside.

Arroyo helped plan a vigil in Chicago on Friday for those who can't make a family event for Roberson outside the city.

Another thing that is clear is the bar, Manny's Blue Room Lounge, was not authorized to serve alcohol, since its state liquor license expired on September 30 and had not been renewed, according to the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. "There would be more transparency".

The officer's name has not been released, and he is now on paid administrative leave.

The security guard employed by the bar "was trying to save people's lives", according to Gregory Kulis, an attorney for the Roberson family, as reported by Chicago TV station WLS. The Midlothian Police Department is completely saddened by this tragic incident and we give our heartfelt condolences to Jemel, his family and his friends. (Midlothian officials clarified Wednesday he's been with that department almost four years and worked for three at another department.) He is now on paid leave while the state police Public Integrity Task Force investigates.

Boose, now grappling with the reality of raising two children without their father, is already thinking about what she will tell her children about their dad. "He was a hero", Boose said.

Related News:

Most liked

Federer Favors Davis Cup in First Week of the Year
Entry criteria will be dictated by the ATP ranking of the number one singles player from each nation. Teams will comprise two to five players, with the format being two singles and one doubles rubber.

Fortnite Disables Glider Re-Deploy in Battle Royale
The platform that players place the turret on is automatically rendered impenetrable and also has unlimited ammunition capability. Players must build to protect their team mascot, with the first to destroy the other's mascot declared the victor .

How to see the Leonid Meteor Shower in MI this weekend
Bonfire Night has been and gone for another year, but now it's Mother Nature's turn to put on a fireworks display of her own. A meteor shower weekend is coming up and with high pressure nearby there will be a lot of fine, dry and calm weather about.

Toyota Introduces Avalon and Camry TRD
In the looks department, the Camry and Avalon TRD gain red brake calipers, 19-inch black wheels, TRD exhaust tips, and TRD badges. Black seats are accented by red lines and shapes everywhere like TRD emblazoned headrests and a TRD embossed gear shift.

Sunset Overdrive is launching on PC today
It was well-received by critics when it first launched, with many praising its visuals, humor, traversal system, and combat. The game takes place in 2027, where a contaminated energy drink has turned most of the population into toxic mutants.

Banner Ads in the Mail and Calendar app almost here
Have you found a new glitch that hasn't been reported yet? Then let us know in the comments section below. Click " Repair All " to fix all issues with Patented Technologies (requires upgrade).

Square Enix Reveals Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, the MMO’s Third Major Expansion
Characters include Solus Zos Galvus, the first emperor, who will play a very important role in Shadowbringers . This new job also will be capped at level 50 to start, with future patches gradually increasing the level cap.

Betsy DeVos to alter sexual misconduct guidelines to bolster rights of accused
The proposal raises the bar for proving that failure, saying schools must be "deliberately indifferent" to be held legally liable. This guidance established that "sexual harassment of students can be a form of sex discrimination covered by Title IX".

Federer routs Thiem to keep chances alive at ATP Finals
The second set was more of the same as Anderson kept dictating the play while Nishikori continued to struggle on serve. Another break followed in the seventh game as Thiem netted a tame volley as Federer won the first set easily .

Lost pre-Mickey Mouse cartoon from Disney found in Japan
It may be Mickey's 90th birthday this weekend, but his predecessor Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is also in the spotlight this week. Despite creating the character - complete with oversized ears and a button nose - Disney lost the rights to another company.

Mithali Raj Misses India-Australia World T20 Clash Due to Injury
The first-wicket pair of Raj and Smriti Mandhana added 67 in 9.6 overs, and Jemimah Rodrigues pitched in with a brisk 18. She also went on to be the highest scorer in India in T20s surpassing Virat Kohli , Rohit Sharma , MS Dhoni and others.

Number of missing jumps to more than 1,000 in California fire
Adding to the misery for evacuees, officials reported a suspected outbreak of norovirus at a shelter in Chico. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said the total number of missing people is now 631, up 500 since Wednesday.

North Korea to expel detained USA citizen, state media say
Korean Central News Agency reported that he told investigators that he was under the "manipulation" of the US spy agency. Earlier Friday, the North's state media said it plans to deport Bruce Lowrance at an unspecified date.

Government moves to curb rising cases of resistances to antibiotics
Millions of people will die of antibiotic-resistant infections in the next three decades, a report has warned. Only take antibiotics prescribed to you, and never share them, not even with family.

Cuba to pull doctors out of Brazil after President-elect Bolsonaro comments
The billions of dollars in revenues represent the most important source of export earnings for the Communist-run government. All Cuban doctors work for the state and virtually all receive salaries that are well below $100 a month.