The New York Daily News explains how Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has been doing this for the children of fallen New York City police officers for years:
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 who is in college.
Of course, this does not sit well with some who are unhappy that the organization isn’t providing the same support for the children of Eric Garner.
The Silver Shield Foundation has been taking care of the children of fallen police officers since 1982, but let’s go ahead and make this about injustice and inequality.