The case of Jahi McMath has led to an international debate on the meaning of life and death. A recent New Yorker article by Rachel Avive delves more deeply into the legal and ethical issues presented by this extraordinary case.
A Los Angeles judge has ruled that the Children of Bryan Stow cannot take part in a lawsuit by their father, against the LA Dodgers after he was nearly beaten to death in a parking lot following a game.
Stow, a Giants fan, was attacked outside of Dodger Stadium after the season-opening game March 31, and suffered life threatening brain injuries. Stow is suing the Dodgers under the theory that the team cut back security, despite being aware of the dangerous condition of the parking lot, which was the site of previous assaults.
The judge found that the fact that the children were not present during the attack precluded them from receiving any sort of damages. After being in a coma for months, Stow has recently shown improvement, and has begun to communicate with family.
For many people, the beginning of baseball season is a sure sign that summer is fast approaching. Recently, San Francisco Giants fans broke out their orange and gold to celebrate their team’s season opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Some dedicated fans even made the pilgrimage down to Dodgers stadium to cheer on their team in person.