African-Americans Shoplifting in China: Greater Crisis Exposed

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Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
UCLA basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley shoplifted in China last week—in three different stores. 

While on a basketball tour of China, those young men felt the necessity to steal with a feeling of immunity.  When caught, they faced 10 years in Chinese prison.  Fortunately for them, President Trump visiting China himself, leaned on the Chinese dictator to allow their release.  Within a week, those young men returned to America.

"I want to start off by saying how embarrassed and ashamed I am for disappointing my family, my teammates, my coaches and the entire UCLA community," said Riley. "I take full responsibility for the mistake I have made — shoplifting."

"What I did was stupid," said Hill, "there's just no other way to put it."

"I'm extremely sorry for those who I let down," said Ball, who is the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers player Lonzo
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