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'Pull Your Pants Up,' City Officals Say. Going too far?

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'Pull Your Pants Up,' City Officals Say

Violators To Face $250 Fine



Saggy Pants Law
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. -- The city of Opa-Locka voted unanimously Wednesday night to fine people $250 if they don't pull their pants up.

Opa-Locka
city leaders decided to expand the current ban on saggy pants to
include a $250 fine or 10 hours of community service for those who
refuse to tighten their trousers.

Opa-Locka City Commissioner
Timothy Holmes led the charge against the sagging crowd, saying the
low-pants practice intimidates the public, provides a distraction in
schools and is a blight on the community.

"Dress like somebody. Be somebody," Holmes said. "It's time for us now to try to teach our people how to dress.

"But
the proposal is a shot below the waist for those who proudly display
their underwear in public. Saggy pants proponents said it is unfair to
judge them by their clothes.

"I scored a 24 on the ACT. I'm going to college, and I sag my pants. What's that mean?" said Brisk Moe.

The
American Civil Liberties Union of Florida also objects to the proposal.
In a statement to Local 10, an ACLU attorney said, "Policymakers acting
as 'fashion police' is a ridiculous waste of public resources. Laws
like this disproportionately penalize African-American youth, increase
contact between youth and law enforcement and will impose overly harsh
penalties for victimless behavior."

"That might get rid of some of the crime on the street," Holmes said.

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  • Diana 2010/12/12 03:38:39
    It's about time they make people pull their pants up.
    Diana
    +4
    Glad there doing something about it.I'm sick of looking at little boys underwear.

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  • PBUTTERBOY77 2011/01/16 05:35:59
    It's about time they make people pull their pants up.
    PBUTTERBOY77
    IT'S KOOL CAUS IT MAKE YOU LOOK TUFF AND THE OTHER QUIER BOYS CAN GET TO YA STUFF MORE EZA NO WA I'M SAYIN------ LOL LOL
  • Dave POTL-PWCM-JLA 2010/12/19 19:05:51
    That's going too far.
    Dave POTL-PWCM-JLA
    I generally think government should keep its nose out of our business, however, I'm for this for two reasons. I understand young people have their "Trends", as we had trends that were unique to our generation, but it didnt involve displaying our ass cracks or any other body parts. I had hoped the younger people would grow out of this fad, but it doesnt seem to be happening....
    I would be embarrassed to know the government intervened to regulate the way I dress...
    Also, if the ACLU is opposed to this, then I"m all for it. I detest the ACLU and everything they have come to stand for. The ACLU is composed of flunkies who cant find normal jobs anywhere else.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ Dave PO... 2010/12/19 19:12:10
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    You had me right up until the second paragraph. The only 'defendant' the ACLU has is the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights allow for some really, really offensive speech or deeds and just because the vast majority of Americans are against what is said or done, the ACLU defends them. The Bill of Rights were largely used to protect those who have no voice in this world. I do understand why you believe as you do and at times I'm very frustrated, but the ACLU is there for all of us.
  • Dave PO... ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2010/12/19 19:24:09
    Dave POTL-PWCM-JLA
    The basis of the ACLU is legitimate. But how often are they sticking their noses in peoples business where it isnt necessary or wanted? Like many entities these days, the ACLU often overreaches its bounds, over emphasises political correctness,(which is ruining our country) and acts on behalf of criminals.
  • Becca 2010/12/14 04:55:49 (edited)
    It's about time they make people pull their pants up.
    Becca
    +1
    isn't that a fashon trend that started in prisons?
  • La 2010/12/12 14:18:19
    It's about time they make people pull their pants up.
    La
    +2
    It's disgusting. Half of them already wear belts. Just tighten them for f*cks sake. No one wants to see your boxers.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2010/12/12 10:54:30
    It's about time they make people pull their pants up.
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    Hell no....
  • Liza Jane 2010/12/12 08:20:39
  • Jerry Liza Jane 2010/12/14 04:30:46
    Jerry
    in that case they might as well not even wear pants just their boxers!
  • Liza Jane Jerry 2010/12/14 10:03:41
    Liza Jane
    That's O.K. with me... as long as their genitals are covered.
  • Dnar 2010/12/12 06:28:53
    That's going too far.
    Dnar
    +1
    I think the reason they did this was to give the police another tool to confront gang members. But as much as I hate to see people walking around bagging I think this is taking things to far.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ Dnar 2010/12/12 18:46:26
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    Interesting idea.
  • Pissed off contractor 2010/12/12 04:10:26
    It's about time they make people pull their pants up.
    Pissed off contractor
    +3
    It's about time, the last thing I want to see is half of some kids boxers and his crack. This might just be one of the biggest favors we did for them, seriously who the hell is going to hire someone who looks like that. It is just not acceptable in the business world. Have these kids ever taken a good look at themselves? Who can respect anyone like that?
  • Diana 2010/12/12 03:38:39
    It's about time they make people pull their pants up.
    Diana
    +4
    Glad there doing something about it.I'm sick of looking at little boys underwear.
  • Lady Wh... Diana 2010/12/12 10:54:58
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    Double lolz!
  • Jerry 2010/12/12 03:35:28
    It's about time they make people pull their pants up.
    Jerry
    +4
    I think it's sickening, when I was in high school they would have their pants down to their knees
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ Jerry 2010/12/12 03:36:56
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    +3
    As a teacher in a public high school, I know exactly what you mean.
  • Jerry ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2010/12/12 03:37:59
    Jerry
    +3
    I'm still wondering what's so cool about it
  • Pissed ... Jerry 2010/12/12 04:12:54
    Pissed off contractor
    +2
    I don't think anything, they are just trying to make a statement, to hell with the establishment.
  • Jerry Pissed ... 2010/12/12 04:57:45
  • Dnar Jerry 2010/12/12 06:29:50
    Dnar
    +3
    But on the bright side it slows them down when they are running from the police.
  • Liza Jane Dnar 2010/12/12 08:21:08
    Liza Jane
    Boo.
  • Jerry Liza Jane 2010/12/12 16:13:43
    Jerry
    +1
    what's that about?
  • Liza Jane Jerry 2010/12/12 21:42:57
    Liza Jane
    Stereotypes.
  • Jerry Liza Jane 2010/12/12 22:49:49
    Jerry
    how?
  • Liza Jane Jerry 2010/12/12 22:50:41
    Liza Jane
    "But on the bright side it slows them down when they are running from the police."

    That's lame stereotyping.
  • Jerry Liza Jane 2010/12/12 22:55:36
    Jerry
    lol are you being a whiner?
  • Liza Jane Jerry 2010/12/12 22:57:42
    Liza Jane
    Propagating stereotypes is more annoying than whining.
  • Jerry Liza Jane 2010/12/12 22:59:41
    Jerry
    you know if they are running from the police they probably did something wrong!
  • Becca Liza Jane 2010/12/15 03:21:15
    Becca
    stereotyping might be lame but he said that because the saggin pants look origonated in prisons
  • Jerry Dnar 2010/12/12 16:13:32
    Jerry
    +1
    lol yeah that's the best part, I heard one time a couple blocks from me, this kid was walking home from school with his pants to his knees & a guy on a motorcycle stopped got off his bike ran up to the kid kicked him in the ass knocked him to the ground & told him to pull up his pants. I heard that & died laughing.
  • Dnar Jerry 2010/12/12 20:11:08
    Dnar
    +1
    omg to funny
  • Jerry Dnar 2010/12/12 22:51:18
    Jerry
    yeah I know, I told a kid not too long ago he needs to pull up his pants, he told me I need to learn how to let my pants sag, I told him I used to but it's not my style anymore I'm actually disgusted with it
  • Pissed ... Jerry 2010/12/12 19:17:31
    Pissed off contractor
    +1
    My guess would be that they want to be different, I personally can't stand the look, and as an employer if anyone walked into my office looking for a job like that I would end the interview before they even sat down. How can they expect to get any respect with their ass hanging out.
  • Jerry Pissed ... 2010/12/12 22:54:13
    Jerry
    +1
    very very good point, I was in Jack in the box drive thru one night, & seen this Black kid wearing those Emo pants but had them half down I was so temped to roll my window down & say something it was so stupid looking it looked like this kid wearing emo pants temped roll window stupid looked sagging Emo
  • Pissed ... Jerry 2010/12/13 02:19:59
    Pissed off contractor
    +1
    I just can't figure out how they think that this will do anything for them in life.
  • Jerry Pissed ... 2010/12/13 04:10:00
    Jerry
    +1
    I don't know, young dudes working at McDonald's even sag in their uniform
  • Pissed ... Jerry 2010/12/14 02:39:01
    Pissed off contractor
    +1
    I have seen that too. Kinda creeps me out, not exactly what I want to see right before I sit down to have a bite to eat.
  • Jerry Pissed ... 2010/12/14 03:01:35
    Jerry
    +1
    I know what you mean
  • Lady Wh... Jerry 2010/12/12 10:55:18
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    me too.

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