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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Marvin Harrison: Odd Situation

The gun was registered to him.

The incident happened after he was involved in an argument in the vicinity of a car wash that he owned.

6 shell casing were found on the ground and they matched his gun.

A man and a boy were injured.

But, luckily, the normal instinct (let's call it Pacman Syndrome) to convict the Negro athlete, who happened to be circumstantially related to the geography of the event, in the courts of public opinion and judiciary expedience has been avoided. In this case.

Marvin Harrison told his coach, the venerable and magnificent Tony Dungy, that he is not involved.

"At this point I'm keeping my fingers crossed," owner Jim Irsay said, according to the newspaper. "We've done everything we could do in our diligence to try to discern what happened. He said he was not involved in that shooting and ... the authorities have said there is nothing imminent.

We at NOIS congratulate Harrison for being honest, forthright and wholly believable. We congratulate Irsay for keeping his fingers crossed, rather than distancing himself from the athlete and fostering an image of guilt. Something that many other owners have done. And we congratulate the law enforcement officials involved for not getting caught up in the hype and glee so tangible when the chance to ruin the life of a Negro athlete presents itself.

Perhaps this is a sign of the change.

Perhaps it is the change we, as a Nation have worked so hard to foster.

Yes, we can change.

Obama '08.

7 comments:

Dave the Wave said...

please, how could he NOT have been involved? his gun randomly fired itself?

Chuckles said...

Good question Dave. I've given it some thought for you though. In Guns 101 you learn that not owning a gun does not preclude the firing of said weapon. This may come as a bolt out of the blue, but even you, dave the wave, could have fired the weapon in question that day. It's a lot to wrap your mind around, isn't it!?! What a country!

Dave the Wave said...

"This may come as a bolt out of the blue, but even you, dave the wave, could have fired the weapon in question that day."

wasn't me.

no jig gave me his gun to shoot that day.

sorry.

a grateful NATION said...

Praise be for the aquital of Brother Marvin. Praise be!

Babe Ruth's Nickname said...

> no jig gave me his gun to shoot that day.

To bad no jig shot you that day.

Dave the Wave said...

"To bad no jig shot you that day."

i wasn't hanging out at the car wash. i have a job. so, no chance.

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