JEFF DARCY'S editorial cartoon in the Cleveland Plain Dealer last Wednesday sparked controversy in the city.
The cartoon depicts a little girl frantically running home, trying not to be shot.
But the cartoon was in response to the fatal shooting of a 12-year old girl who was caught in a crossfire. The child's family has ties to Cleveland's mayor.
Was the cartoonist simply trying to spark a conversation about violence, or was he being insensitive to the young victim's family? Was he calling out the mayor - saying that even the friends of the mayor live in peril? Or was this a cheap shot at the hands of an innocent little girl?
UPDATE FROM 9/14: The Cleveland Plain Dealer apologizes to the victim's family.
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