Killings over Air Jordans?

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Kids will do pretty much anything to get there hands on the latest Air Jordan's.

Kids will do pretty much anything to get there hands on the latest Air Jordan's.

Kids will do pretty much anything to get there hands on the latest Air Jordan's.

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In December 2014, Michael Jordan said in a interview with Naha Daily, that “I signed up for a check. Not to save lives.” He also said “I mean I’m sad, but its just not a problem. Michael Jordan also told a Footaction employee during an in store sneaker signings that “kids dying over his shoes was not his problem. Several black activists have accused Michael Jordan for not doing enough, in the black community. In 1989, a kid name Michael Eugene Thomas was found strangled paid $115.00 for a paid for a pair of Air Jordan’s. Then in May 1989, Thomas was found strangled and barefoot in the woods by his nearby school. His killer was his best friend, his basketball buddy James David Martin who was sentenced to life in prison. A month earlier in Houston, Texas a 16 year old named Johnny Bates was shot to death for not giving up his Air Jordan’s. The killer was a 17 year old Demetrick Walker, who was later sentenced to life in prison. There was also 14-year-old Paul Sampleton Jr. and 16-year-old Juan Reyna who were killed over Air Jordan’s. All across the country kids are killing kids over shoes. For some, this is a new world. Many are asking, “What is going on in today’s world where kids are killing each other over shoes?” There are plenty of examples of why people kill each over Jordan’s. One big reason, is Michael Jordan himself. Michael Jordan is an icon to so many black young kids, and those kids want a piece of him whether its his apparel, or his Air Jordan’s. The second reason is because, Nike has done so much to hypnotize the kids in the streets to be like Mike, and rock the latest release of the Air Jordan no matter what, whether that is standing in the freezing cold or killing another human for them do whatever it takes. The last reason, is that every kid” wants to be like Mike.”Whether that is his dunks where he takes flight or whether that is wearing his sneakers. Or maybe it could be wearing his road cherry Chicago Bulls jersey. A lot of kids, want to be like Mike, its sad but true.

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Killings over Air Jordans?