It just doesn't stop. In Houston, some local "activists" want Michael Jordan and Nike to be "part of the solution" to the problem of violence surrounding their sneakers:
Yep, that was the execrable Quanell X saying that the sale of sneakers -- SNEAKERS!! -- is a "public safety issue" ... with [at least part of the] responsibility being Jordan's and Nike's. Y'know, because sneakers are like ... drugs, tobacco and alcohol. Or something.
Still more inanity:
Outside Greenspoint Mall on Wednesday activist Quanell X and ministers called on Jordan and Nike founder Phil Knight to lower the price of the shoes and meet customer demand.
Basic economics, idiots: Demand is being met and then some at the current price. Nevertheless, what is this -- a call for "sneaker welfare?" Ye gad.
"The people that can least afford these shoes are buying them, and what happens as a result of that? Well there's more crime," said Ben Mendez, a Hispanic business leader.
Yeah, since a couple hundred was just shelled out on some Jordans, looks like people'll have to steal to eat that week. Or something.
Ah, but all is not lost, thankfully. At the bottom of the article we read this:
"I don't think it's their (Jordan's, Nike's) responsibility. I think honestly it starts at home with the parents," said Steven Lozano.