Chicago Bulls b-baller Dwayne Wade reckons hearing about the Windy City’s firearms-related homicides isn’t the same as knowing someone who’s gunned down. Just in case this piercing glimpse into the obvious doesn’t hit home, former Bears cornerback turned reporter Charles Tillman assembles a group of Chicago residents who know people who’ve been on the wrong end of a gun. And then reveals that Mr. Wade’s cousin died when she was caught in gangland crossfire.
This mini-doc wants viewers to understand that innocent people (i.e., people who aren’t gang bangers) are victims of Chiraq’s “gun violence” too. Which is both true and, almost, besides the point. If the point is to identify the problem and reduce/eliminate it.
In that regard, apparently love is the answer — in a “it takes a village” kinda way. That and “Put the Guns Down.” Who knew?
Meanwhile, what was the point of Fox Sports tackling this issue? I’m thinking it plumps-up Mr. Tillman’s street cred/marketability and makes the network feel like they’re doing something besides helping pro athletes, the network and advertisers coin cash.
As if you didn’t know.