In my ‘hood

An urban legend I’ve heard for years now concerns those pairs of sneakers that are often dangling from power lines. I’ve heard it said that those are gang signs, marking their territories. I’ve never known how to read them, and, in fact, I’ve never done any research on whether or not that particular legend is even true or not.

It could make sense, I suppose. Maybe it was true at one time, but as the story filtered out to the ‘burbs people began doing it for other reasons. Who knows? (Well, Google probably could tell me but I’m feeling lazy tonight.)

Consider that it’s true, though, for just a moment. What, then, are we to make of this:
Starbucks' hood
What kind of trendy gang would hang Starbucks cups from the power lines?

I guess my ‘hood is caffeinated. Yo.