Ball cap wearers, we have a public issue. Golden One Credit Union has put a rule in place that customers in its 77 branches in California must remove their hats. I spotted the story this afternoon on the Web site for Channel 13 in Sacramento, which lured me in with a photo of a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball cap.
The new rule, according to a report by the station, was adopted so surveillance cameras can get a clear look at you, as well as any bank robbers who might happen to wander in. Evidently we wearers of ball caps are being lumped with common thugs wearing hoodies. Haberdashery profiling, that’s what this is.