By now you’ve probably heard of Jaden Ramos, the New York City teen whose father was murdered in an apparent response to the death of Eric Garner over the summer. Unequivocally, murdering police officers as a response to a situation like Garner’s iscompletely unacceptable. And the deaths of these two officers are tragic.
But, as is often the case (particularly here in the United States) in the wake of tragic incidents like this, the American people are stepping up; specifically, the New York Yankees.
Check out this New York Daily News story:
Yankee owner George Steinbrenner died in 2010, but his appreciation for the men and women in blue who protect New York City lives on.
For 32 years, Steinbrenner’s Yankee Silver Shield Foundation has provided for the education of the children of New York City police officers, firemen and Port Authority employees who died in the line of duty, and will do so for the family of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, gunned down by a cold-blooded killer Saturday along with his partner, Wenjian Liu.
The foundation will pay for the education of Ramos’ son, 13-year-old Jaden, and another son, Justin, who attends Bowdoin College in Maine.