Fox News.com leaves their NewsCorp colleague Phil in the dust with the following bit of hysteria :
Outraged Harlem 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.
“Companies involved should not profit from the promotion of gang affiliation, which leads only to gang violence,” the activists, who call themselves the Coalition to Protect Our Children, said in a statement. The coalition is concerned that unsuspecting kids could buy one of the hats, wear it in the wrong turf and then be targeted for attack.”
If that’s not bad enough, I have it on good authority the fiends in MLB’ licensing department have long authorized the sale of a dark cap with an interlocking “NY” on the front. Not only does said hat have obvious appeal to a deviant element, but imagine what could happen to a not-so street savvy child (say, Andrew Giuliani) who might wander into the wrong neighborhood?