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    Harlem Residents Outraged by Sale of Major League Baseball Caps With Gang Colors

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    Official Major League Baseball caps blatantly featuring colors and symbols for some of America's deadliest street gangs are turning up on store shelves in Harlem, MyFOXNY.com reported Friday.
    Outraged local activists charge that New Era, the caps' manufacturer, and the New York Yankees whose famous interlocking NY cap features a choice of a red and black bandanna design for the Bloods, blue and gray for the Crips and a gold crown for the Latin Kings and Major League Baseball are deliberately marketing to gang members and wannabes.

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    Not into sports at all but I was surprised to learn of the gang ties with athletes.
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    The citizens should collectively save the "outrage" for the ones who wear these, then display it openly and without reservation.

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    Yankees suck anyway
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    There are a ton of athletes that are affiliated with gangs. Not being racists or prejudice, but look at were a majority of todays "professional" athletes are coming from. A vast majority seem to be from inner city poor neighborhoods of large cities which are breeding grounds for gangs.

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    I went to a class on gangs a few years ago and they showed pics of professional athletes displaying gang signs. We were told if you watched sports enough and paid attention you would notice them. I rarely watch sports though so I never really noticed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 213th View Post
    Yankees suck anyway

    Bite your tongue, he-who-has-no-state-team.

    The gang thing has been happening for a while and while I agree with Lewis that the people who wear them are touch holes, the ones enabling are just as big of swinging peepees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conalabu View Post
    Bite your tongue, he-who-has-no-state-team.
    We've got the Alaska Nanooks. Okay...so it's hockey, but we also have the Alaska Baseball League. We have no state team because we are in a league of our own....literally
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    That doesn't look like the "official" logo though - are those knock-offs?
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    No this is the official emblem
    He who has the money, signs the cheques.
    He who signs the cheques, makes the rules.
    He who makes the rules, has the power.
    He who has the power, has the money.

 

 

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