Skip to comments.Man, 22, shot for Air Jordan shoes dies in Houston
Posted on 12/26/2012 6:14:37 PM PST by traumerEdited on 12/26/2012 7:35:02 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
HOUSTON (AP) -- A 22-year-old Houston-area man shot by robbers who wanted his new Air Jordan tennis shoes has died of his wounds. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/WRDIBm ) Wednesday that Joshua Wood died at Houston Northwest Hospital. Authorities say no arrests have been made. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says Wood was shot Friday as he tried to escape armed robbers who wanted the newly released Air Jordan XI "Bred" sneakers he had purchased earlier in the day. The shoes retail for about $185.
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i would guess black-on-black crime here.
Prayers for the victim and the family. Sounds like the 1990’s.
We need to set up Air-Jordan free zones in our inner cities.
Ban Michael Jordan.
Hmmm, with both folks being Holder’s People, how will this be dealt with?
Naw, it's those damned Mormons again! /s
Microchip Air-Jordans !
just curious how much blood soaked ones go for more or less?
Since white thugs don’t kill eachother over Air Jordans, the solution is to sue Nike for perpetuating violence among thugs of color. Nike is clearly racist. /s
The Air Jordan shoe show loophole must be closed.
Morons. Yeah, I said it. They’re morons.
When the clothes you where are more important than a life, Satan has already garnered your soul. I have never understood the need for branded clothes. As my Mother said if they are not paying you to advertise why do it for free?
I’m calling for a national buyback of Air Jordan sneakers.
Time for an Obamashoe program!
We used to have shoe riots here in Indy, but they went to a system where you have to pick up a ticket in advance (days in advance) to purchase the shoes. And they only offer as many tix as there is merchandise.
Seems to work ok, but it does p!ss me off knowing that most of these youts buying $200 shoes are also on medicaid, ebt, section 8, obamaphones, etc.
If his foot size was very large these would then be ‘high capacity’ Air Jordans. Scary looking!
In America, Capitalists don’t make enough shoes for poor black people, children.
What is it with blacks and Air Jordans? What is it with blacks and their disregard for people’s safety?
I’m not saying all blacks are like this but there’s something wrong with black culture.
Who’s footing the bill for these $185 shoes?
Brother of ASU football player.
Over darn shoes.
Thanks for posting. Condolences to Marion Grice and the remainder of his brother’s family and friends.
I demand that Air Jordans be BANNED!
Where is Obama on this nonsensical violence? (rhetorical i know)
Where is Michael Jordan? Where is Nike?
Any statements from any of them regarding those darn shoes and the violence associated with them?
If Obama had a son, he’d be wearing a brand-new set of sneakers
“... the solution is to sue Nike for perpetuating violence among thugs of color.”
No, no, no. Marxine Waters is going to introduce new legislation to cure the problem. Nike will distribute FREE Michael Jordans throughout the ‘hood and send YOU the bill.
“Whos footing the bill for these $185 shoes?”
Someone named POWERSBOOTHEFAN. :-)
Clearly not of the caliber of PF Flyers...run faster-jump higher.../s. I am assuming the unfortunate young man was wearing them at the time of his demise. Such a waste of life, and over a pair of shoes.
I am sure these shoes look like $185. piles of 5H17. Way to go Jordan.
If you don’t play tennis you don’t need to own tennis shoes.
Neither have I. At the time that became a fad, I was still young enough to have fallen for it, but I was offended at the idea that some company would charge me good money for a shirt, then plaster their logo all over it, expecting me to conduct free advertising for them.
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