Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

LPR Throws Out Questions
for Sports Fans

September 5, 2020 --

Are the major leagues in baseball, basketball, hockey and football, sports organizations -- or are they now primarily social justice agencies, whose play on the field or in the arena depends on the players' sense of morality, on a given day?

This search phrase on Google -- "5-year old shot"-- resulted in a reference to the shooting death of 5-year old Cannon Hinnant allegedly by Darius Sessoms, an African-American.  (btw - this search phrase also brought up other shootings, and other deaths.)

Did the life of this 5-year old matter?  Should professional athletes have walked off the field to mark the killing of Cannon Hinnant?   

Do the lives of blacks shot and killed by other blacks in our urban centers matter? 

Where are the protests over the shooting deaths in Chicago, New York , and other cities-- on a weekly basis it seems? 

Is it wrong to conclude that not all homicides matter?