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SAGGY PANTS ban gets the boot

By Ann Tatko-Peterson
Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 at 8:14 am in Just Bizarre.

20070910 SagTeenage boys everywhere can rejoice today. A Florida judge declared a Riviera Beach law against low-riding pants unconstitutional. Honestly, this Florida town collected 5,000 signatures on a measure to outlaw saggy pants and then voted to approve it. The law ended up before a judge when a 17-year-old spent the night in jail for essentially failing to wear a belt.

Palm Beach Circuit Judge Paul Moyle wasn’t amused. “Somebody help me,” he said. “We’re not talking about exposure of buttocks. No! We’re talking about someone who has on pants whose underwear are apparently visible to a police officer who then makes an arrest and the basis is he’s then held overnight, no bond.”

Oh but this story gets even better. Seems this Florida town is only one that bans underwear-exposing-pants. Another in Louisiana can fine you $500 or put you in the slammer for up to six months. What’s more, Dallas and Atlanta are the first two major cities considering similiar laws. Someone please explain to me how wearing saggy pants can be considered more severe a crime than some forms of animal abuse?

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2 Responses to “SAGGY PANTS ban gets the boot”

  1. Matilda Says:

    If the gangbangers didn’t wear their pants this way, the police probably wouldn’t notice, but since they do the police have no idea if these boys and I stress BOYS, because that is what they are, are gangbangers or not. A lot of the crime committed in large cities is committed by gangs, murder, robbery, rape, gang rape, you name the crime they are usually involved. So when small town boys think it’s cool to imitate the dress style, they have no idea what they are portraying,to the rest of the public in their towns. And besides it’s disgusting to see their underware, no matter how cutesy it is.

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