Okay, I'll be one of the first to admit that straight edge kids can be really annoying and stupid at times. But a lot of my friends are straight edge (like old school hxc, Minor Threat, Gorilla Biscuits etc.) and I like a lot of Straight Edge music as well. This is really a bad step for the authorities because the hardliners are a serious minority in the Straight Edge community, just like the boneheads in the Skinhead movement and the one-percenters with bikers. I don't see why otherwise solid kids should be hassled by police just because their groups of friends decided to call themselves a 'crew'. What's going to separate these groups from the groups of hardliners that go around beating people up with bats and chains?