SFGate June 29, 2015 by Jenna Lyons
Suspiciously low-priced T-shirts that Warrior fans snapped up during the team’s championship run probably won’t survive the first wash cycle, according to federal officials.
Seeking to keep counterfeiters from biting into NBA profits, Homeland Security agents in San Francisco announced Monday that they seized almost $500,000 worth of bogus basketball memorabilia in a month long operation.
They said vendors throughout the Bay Area marketed the goods to often unwitting Warriors fans — though some fans knowingly buy knockoffs because of the hefty price tags on the official stuff.
Beginning with the Western Conference finals on May 19, the customs agents cracked down on roughly 100 vendors — some repeat offenders — who sold more than 14,000 items ranging from T-shirts with faulty stitching to hats with tags missing the official NBA holograms, officials said.
So, while previously deported illegal aliens walk freely around San Francisco and murder at will, ICE SVU is concerned about t-shirts that might shrink, bad stitching, and missing labels. It appears the ICE SVU Special Agent-in-Charge cares about some repeat offenders, but not others.
Give the ICE SVU Acting Special Agent-in-Charge in San Francisco, Tatum King, a call and ask him if he cares about dead Americans:
630 Sansome Street Room 890
San Francisco, CA, 94111
Phone: (415) 844-5455
Fax: (510) 267-3870