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Why isn't this a big news story?

 
 
Birdee
 
Fri 15 Oct, 2021 02:00 pm
Barely any media outlets are talking about this. An executive from Nike confessed to murdering a man. He even stated the first and last name of the man he killed and the date that it happened. I don't think there's a statute of limitations for murder in the U.S. Why hasn't this man been arrested? Would a white man who confessed to murder be allowed to get away with this?

I thought it was a big deal that Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd? I personally think Chauvin was guilty, but he claimed that he was innocent. This black man confessed that he murdered a man, yet he hasn't been fired from his executive position, and hasn't been arrested.

Nike Jordan boss reveals he murdered an 18-year-old in 1965

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58931528
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engineer
 
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Fri 15 Oct, 2021 02:05 pm
@Birdee,
Did you read the article? It says he served jail time for the murder.
Birdee
 
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Fri 15 Oct, 2021 02:11 pm
@engineer,
He didn't go to prison for the murder. He was in and out for various other crimes.

Do you think that murderers should be high ranking executives in large companies?

Also, do you think this story should be buried like it's being by the media?
Birdee
 
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Fri 15 Oct, 2021 02:38 pm
@engineer,
"Miller was arrested multiple times, for a variety of offenses, and spent most of his years from ages 13 to 30 in juvenile detention or prison. "

From the original Sports Illustrated story

https://www.si.com/nba/2021/10/13/jordan-brand-chairman-larry-miller-shares-secret-daily-cover

And then they go on to praise him and act like he's a brave person,

“Larry Miller has played an influential role in Nike history and is a beloved member of the Nike family,” Nike CEO John Donohoe said in a statement to SI. “His story is an example of the resilience, perseverance and strength of the human spirit. I hope his experience can create a healthy discourse around criminal justice reform, by helping remove the stigma that holds people and communities back.”
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engineer
 
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Fri 15 Oct, 2021 03:01 pm
@Birdee,
In the article that you posted, it says clearly "He served a jail sentence for the murder," his debt to society has been paid.

Do I believe in rehabilitation? Absolutely. That he went on to achieve the success he did is great. I don't see why you think this is being buried by the media when you heard of it ... in the media. Of course, there is a mass murder pretty much daily in the US to keep the press busy but you are completely incensed by a murder over half a century ago. What gives?
Birdee
 
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Fri 15 Oct, 2021 03:18 pm
@engineer,
You believe in rehabilitation?

So why are people fired for things they said on twtter 20 years ago?

Why was Brett Kavanaugh dragged through the mud for unfounded allegations of things that supposedly happened 20 years in the past? Why did Bill Cosby go to prison for allegations of something that happened decades in the past?

Yes there are mass shootings going on. If you're black the media makes excuses for why you did it and then you get released, like this person who the media painted as being "bullied for being rich".

https://www.arklatexhomepage.com/news/crime/live-active-shooter-at-arlington-high-school-multiple-people-hurt/



maxdancona
 
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Fri 15 Oct, 2021 03:48 pm
I don't see it either, Birdee. I don't see any reason that this gentleman should be punished now.

Kavanaugh and Cosby are completely different stories. Kavanaugh was grilled as part of a confirmation hearing. He chose to go through this process... a process that every nominee faces. He ended up being confirmed.

Cosby was arrested and tried in a criminal trial for serious crimes. He was given due process (and is now a free man).


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roger
 
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Fri 15 Oct, 2021 05:01 pm
@Birdee,

Birdee wrote:

So why are people fired for things they said on twtter 20 years ago?


Didn't happen. Twitter was founded March 21, 2006
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