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New York Yankees evidently the new face of crime

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yankees-logo-crime.jpgAre the New York Yankees really an evil empire?

According to a report in today's New York Times, a common theme is emerging out of the city's crime blotter. More and more criminals are breaking the law while wearing Yankees caps or clothing.

Since 2000, more than 100 people who have been suspects or persons of interest in connection with serious crimes in New York City wore Yankees apparel at the time of the crimes or at the time of their arrest or arraignment. The tally is based on a review of New York Police Department news releases, surveillance video and images of robberies and other crimes, as well as police sketches and newspaper articles that described suspects' clothing. No other sports team comes close.

Now, one doesn't have to be a sociologist to realize that part of the reason the number is so high is based purely on the popularity of the brand. It's hard to go three blocks in New York without seeing that classic logo in some shape or form. There's probably more law-abiding Yankees fans that any other group, too.

And maybe, as the piece postulates, it's all Jay-Z's fault.

Regardless of the scientific validity, people will surely use it as another reason to hate those big bullies in the Bronx.

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I know that new york crimes happen but the new york yankees ahve alot of fans that believe in them even if they are criminals. A fan is a fan no matter what they do. Its cheaper and easier to get a new york yankees logo then a boston red socks or the angels logo. In a way it kinda makes the yankees logo look bad but its not their fault that their fans are wearing their logo. So why title this as "New York Yankees evidently the new face in crime." I think you should have just labeled it a different way, cause it seems like your trying to make the yankees look bad.

So in 10 years, 100 people had a yankees hat on? Is that what its saying? So 10 people a year wearing yankees caps. And while you pointed out, well they are popular. the analysis was of the NYPD records. What do you expect people to wear in NYC, Orioles gear?

The Yankees have yet the play the first game and they’re already down 0-3. As a Mets fans, tells us again how the Mets were going to win the World Series this year. New York Yankees tickets will go high sky. 28th title just 8 wins away.

The Yankees have yet the play the first game and they’re already down 0-3. As a Mets fans, tells us again how the Mets were going to win the World Series this year. New York Yankees tickets
( http://www.ticketsinventory.com/mlb/new-york-yankees-tickets/ ) will go high sky. 28th title just 8 wins away.

Yankees, though, sometimes lose victory line and unable to come over the stumbling bumps, but in general they always keep good job. And for that, the team, if not with the leading teams, it remains in the average. We are behind you Yankees!

Yes, if the Yankees had made it, their presence would have been felt here. Even if they couldn't get a hold of that many New York Yankees tickets you just know some Yankees fan would roll up to McCovey Cove in his yacht, knocking over the kayaks in its wake and shouting "Hip, hip... Jorge!" over a megaphone.

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