Los Setting Suns: The Pathetic Irony of the Pandering Suns

May 7th, 2010 by Toby Marcell Leave a reply »
I just finished reading New York Times famed sports columnist Harvey Araton’s book on the NBA, Crashing the Borders , when a strange coincidence occurred. It’s when the eminent legal theorist, and Phoenix Suns point guard, Steve Nash, opined on the ramifications of Arizona’s recently passed immigration law.

The new law, Nash explained to ESPN, would be, “A bad precedent to set for our young people, and represents our state poorly in the eyes of the nation and the world," and would, “really damage our civil liberties.”

I’m not sure whose civil liberties Nash is worried about, but I expect they are not the rights of Robert Krentz.

In 1999, Krentz and his wife told PBS' Religion & Ethics Newsweekly , that his ranch had been broken into and burglarized of $700 worth of items. Despite the crime, Krentz said he helped any illegal immigrant he could, “and you know, if they come in and ask for water, I'll still give them water.” 

It’s a pity then, that Nash or the Suns organization said not a word about Krentz’s civil rights when he was shot in the head on his ranch by ...

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