April 22, 2011 Leave a comment
So I’m surfing through Fox Sports News website and I come across an article titled “Arizona State’s new team logo raising gang concerns?“.
The first thought to cross my mind was ‘you’ve got to be kidding me’! I know ASU has been taking flak for changing the uniform and logo of the team. But this is just stooping to a different lower level of criticism.
I live on the east coast and rarely get to see ASU play football unless they are on ESPN or another televised channel. So I am not an expert on their uniform or school logo history. But to criticize the school for a gang wanting to use their logo as a symbol of violence is just juvenile at best.
For years gangs have been using the LA Dodgers colors, the Oakland Raiders colors, and many other professional sports teams logo’s and colors. Has anyone suggested that a professional team change their colors because of a gang assuming their colors and logo?
The issue should be public and police pressure on the gang to stop spreading violence over the communities team. They should crack down on all gang members wearing the logo’s and color’s of the team to commit random act’s of violence on innocent community members.
The gang will get the message quickly to remove the color’s. They don’t want to stand out or be ‘hot’ and noticeable by the police. They would have to switch it up to not be profiled and arrested on suspicious behaviour for wearing the color’s and logo’s of a known gang.
It is also the job of a community member to know their surroundings. If you live in a gangs territory it is not wise to wear a rival gangs colors.
Now I know I am going to get flak for that statement. ‘We live in a free America! I should be able to wear any color I want! I am an American dammit!’
I hear you and agree with you.
But you also live in an America where you get taxed for over half your income. You live in an America where you only have 2 political party choices and money wins an election. You also live in an America where the people we vote into office do whatever they want when they get in with no consequences. You also live in an America where Wall Street bankers were caught money laundering 376 Billion dollars of Mexican Cartel Drug Money and only had to pay a fine of 160 million dollars! http://noir.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=asU.b_fCjHTE
Stop stooping to the gangs level and blaming the teams. Get a set of balls and go after the gangs!
WE SPEAK OUR MIND!