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(Yahoo)   Increasingly across the country the term "fashion police" is becoming literally true, as people can face up to six months in jail for wearing clothes lawmakers don't like   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line 371
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2007-09-17 07:55:35 AM  
I'd like to see it legal to shoot in the head lawmakers who waste time passing laws like this.
 
Ra_
2007-09-17 07:59:55 AM  
You have the right to remain stylish.
Anything you wear, can and will be used against you in a court of law.
You have the right to wear what we say.
If you cannot afford a wardrobe, one will be provided for you.
Do you understand these rights?
 
2007-09-17 08:03:32 AM  
And in Trenton, getting caught with your pants down may soon result in not only a fine, but a city worker assessing where your life is headed.

"Are they employed? Do they have a high school diploma? It's a wonderful way to redirect at that point," said Trenton Councilwoman Annette Lartigue, who is drafting a law to outlaw saggy pants. "The message is clear: We don't want to see your backside."


Whisky. Tango. Foxtrot. ?!

I think the nanny-statism bar has just been raised, wrapped in razor wire, and electrified.
 
2007-09-17 08:15:17 AM  
FTFA: "Are they employed? Do they have a high school diploma? It's a wonderful way to redirect at that point," said Trenton Councilwoman Annette Lartigue, who is drafting a law to outlaw saggy pants. "The message is clear: We don't want to see your backside."

Wow. Didn't think I'd resort to this, but fark you, Councilwoman. Who are you to say what we can and cannot wear?

annettelartigue.com

Maybe that explains it.
 
2007-09-17 08:27:27 AM  
Geheime Fashion Polizei?

GEFASHPO
 
2007-09-17 08:54:35 AM  
Now it is 1984
Knock-knock at your front door
It's the suede/denim secret police
They have come for your uncool niece
 
2007-09-17 09:03:42 AM  
i find it interesting that the majority of lawmakers who oversee bills like this are babyboomers. a generation that made themselves famous by defying cultural norms and ushering decades of hippy peace, free love and abundant drug use and now, they're threatening people with jail time for wearing baggy pants.

way to go.
 
2007-09-17 09:14:40 AM  
As someone who thinks that people who wear baggy pants with half their ass out should be shot, I think these lawmakers should be shot.
 
2007-09-17 09:15:02 AM  
cheshirecatsmileyface: find it interesting that the majority of lawmakers who oversee bills like this are babyboomers. a generation that made themselves famous by defying cultural norms and ushering decades of hippy peace, free love and abundant drug use and now, they're threatening people with jail time for wearing baggy pants.

way to go.


No. Many of those lawmakers were short-haired geeks who loved Nixon and Goldwater and thought Vietnam was a good thing.
 
2007-09-17 09:16:52 AM  
cheshirecatsmileyface: a generation that made themselves famous by defying cultural norms and ushering decades of hippy peace, free love and abundant drug use and now, they're threatening people with jail time for wearing baggy pants.

Sumptuary laws have been crisscrossing generations for hundreds of years now. In 17th century Japan, it was illegal for commoners to carry umbrellas. In the 1940s, zoot suits, popular with Mexicans and blacks, were deemed illegal because they were 'extravagant of fabric'.

Now it's low-rise jeans with thongs, and baggy pants.

Blatant hypocrisy aside, people in power will always attempt to force their moral code on others. Especially those others who have the least ability to remove those in power.
 
2007-09-17 09:31:58 AM  
I never realized that "style" started in prison. That explains a lot about it though.

Honestly, as long as they aren't showing anything that is illegal to show in public, this law most likely could be struck down as unconstitutional.
 
2007-09-17 09:36:05 AM  
lilplatinum: As someone who thinks that people who wear baggy pants with half their ass out should be shot

Ehh, leave 'em alone. It's fun to watch the little buggers swagger around with one hand holding up their pants. Watching 'em run is even funnier.
 
2007-09-17 09:39:40 AM  
Digeratus: lilplatinum: As someone who thinks that people who wear baggy pants with half their ass out should be shot

Ehh, leave 'em alone. It's fun to watch the little buggers swagger around with one hand holding up their pants. Watching 'em run is even funnier.


You would think the pigs would want to keep them legal for that reason alone, easier to run them down..
 
2007-09-17 09:52:14 AM  
I dislike saggy pants as much as anyone else, and for years I wished that someone would do something about it, but I didn't want a law passed to combat it. Especially when we know that the people they fine will NOT pay the fine.

I would much prefer a good old fashion, grandmothers pissed backhand followed by a boot in your ass.

For whatever it's worth, in all my travels, living in various not-so-nice neighborhoods, I've never met one person with overly saggy pants that was doing anything with their life or worth a damn. In fact, they were detriments to society, and involved with crime.

--still no need for a law, is there?
 
2007-09-17 09:54:38 AM  
You don't have a Constitutional right to wear what you want. We live in a civilized society and it's a privilege to do so. If you want to live in a civilized society you have to play by society's rules. If you don't like it, move somewhere else.
 
2007-09-17 09:55:48 AM  
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Approves.
 
2007-09-17 09:56:33 AM  
FTFA: Proposals to ban saggy pants are starting to ride up in several places.

I smiled.
 
2007-09-17 09:56:37 AM  
mmm... pancake: You don't have a Constitutional right to wear what you want. We live in a civilized society and it's a privilege to do so. If you want to live in a civilized society you have to play by society's rules. If you don't like it, move somewhere else.

Freedom of Expression. Look it up. Then go have a pancake.
 
2007-09-17 09:56:43 AM  
I'd like to see a law put into place - one that says before you can hold any public office, you have to pass a test on basic Constitutional law.
 
2007-09-17 09:56:55 AM  
I think they're fine. It identifies them as potential ne'er-do-well's, and it's funny as shiat when they try to run away from the cops, and their pants fall down around their ankles.
 
2007-09-17 09:57:19 AM  
You know, if we stop being shocked by bad teenage fashion trends, they'll eventually go away. This one is long past its expiry date (and the next one could be worse) but I still hate to think that white suburban "bad boys" are having their conformist little rebellion validated by the Man.
 
2007-09-17 09:57:21 AM  
Requiring all American comrades to wear a uniform would save a lot of time and effort currently wasted by our police forces in keeping our streets save from fashion faux pas.

I support this concept.

/Chairman Mao
 
2007-09-17 09:57:36 AM  
Haha, "Crackdown"
 
2007-09-17 09:57:36 AM  
mmm... pancake: You don't have a Constitutional right to wear what you want. We live in a civilized society and it's a privilege to do so. If you want to live in a civilized society you have to play by society's rules. If you don't like it, move somewhere else.

Just a tad over the top, but you may get a few bites.
 
2007-09-17 09:58:25 AM  
I would think lawmakers would applaude this style. It enables the cops to gorge themselves on donuts and still catch the perps.
 
2007-09-17 09:59:03 AM  
Walker: Freedom of Expression. Look it up. Then go have a pancake.

i8.photobucket.com
 
2007-09-17 09:59:34 AM  
I'd like a ban on fat chicks wearing sweatpants with words on the ass.
 
2007-09-17 10:00:09 AM  
we_hates: I'd like to see a law put into place - one that says before you can hold any public office, you have to pass a test on basic Constitutional law.

I'd take it one step further and say before you can even run for office.
 
2007-09-17 10:00:12 AM  
FarkinNortherner: Whisky. Tango. Foxtrot. ?!

I think the nanny-statism bar has just been raised, wrapped in razor wire, and electrified.


I think the lawmaker has delusions of seeing all those kids getting a clue and doing something with their lives, and thanking her for hauling their asses to jail for wearing pants that are too big.
 
2007-09-17 10:00:18 AM  
FTFA: "Are they going to go after construction workers and plumbers, because their pants sag, too?" Murray asked. "They're stereotyping us."

No because THEY can and WILL hire lawyers and fight the charges and THEY can and WILL write letters to the editor during elections and their unions have a tremendous amount of power in Jersey. On the other hand ANY law or action by law enforcement that helps a new generation to see cops the way I do is a good thing.
 
2007-09-17 10:00:36 AM  
welcome to our dictatorship...wait...are those spandex? *clang*
 
2007-09-17 10:01:44 AM  
Walker: Freedom of Expression. Look it up. Then go have a pancake.

Show me where expression is listed in the Constitution.
 
2007-09-17 10:01:46 AM  
"Are they employed? Do they have a high school diploma? It's a wonderful way to redirect at that point," said Trenton Councilwoman Annette Lartigue, who is drafting a law to outlaw saggy pants.

Goddamn, that's a white name if I ever heard one. Cue the "that's racist!" kid.
 
2007-09-17 10:01:55 AM  
I think it's time to start putting some lawmakers in jail for betraying their vow to protect the Constitution, which was designed to prevent power mad sociopaths from getting control and discriminating against people over ridiculous things like this.
 
2007-09-17 10:02:07 AM  
Wow, I was really enjoying living in a democracy. I enjoyed it so much that I didn't forget the key to living in a democracy: sometimes, if you let people be free, they do things you don't like or approve of, but all you can really do is say to them that you don't like or approve of what they're doing.

Oh well. My pants aren't baggy today, so I guess I'm OK. For now.
 
2007-09-17 10:03:28 AM  
The city of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, is considering a ban on saggy pants.

http://www.pbcommercial.com/articles/2007/09/05/news/news1.txt

Best quote:

Steven Mays, the president and chairman of the board of the Family Community Development Corp., said he thought a ban on sagging is a good idea.

"Most of the ones who wear pants that are sagging are thugs," he said to some murmurs of disapproval. "They smoke weed all day. They steal."

"Not all of them," he added at the end of his comments as the murmurs grew louder.


No beating around the bush for Arkansans, no, sir. I'm sure the crime level will drop - after all, if criminals can't wear saggy pants, then they'll stop being criminals, right? Or at least move...
 
2007-09-17 10:03:35 AM  
...because people in tight pants never, NEVER commit crimes!
 
2007-09-17 10:03:38 AM  
Somebody let a school council member run for a real government job, didn't they.

besides, the reason Gangstas wear pants that sag is so that they can't run from police.

everybody knows that.
 
2007-09-17 10:04:51 AM  
mmm... pancake: You don't have a Constitutional right to wear what you want. We live in a civilized society and it's a privilege to do so. If you want to live in a civilized society you have to play by society's rules. If you don't like it, move somewhere else.


Actually you have a constitutional right to do anything, until your state passes a law which denies it to their citizens. That being said, as a smoker, I support this law and any other law which further limits the social freedoms of others.
 
2007-09-17 10:04:59 AM  
FTFA "The reason I don't wear tight pants is because it's easier to get money out of my pocket this way," Wise said. "It's just more comfortable."

My wife and I almost couldn't contain our laughter the other day when we were in a Denny's in Atlanta, and this guy with ridiculously baggy pants was trying to pull money out of his pocket. A transaction that should have taken 5 seconds ended up taking about 45 seconds while this guy bent over--almost like he was tying his shoes--and dug in his shin-level pocket for change with his one free hand (while the other held his pants up).

He looked like a retard.
 
2007-09-17 10:05:33 AM  
There's no way inner-party Brother O'Brien would approve of this.

The Ministry of Love needs to take that Councilwoman to Room 101!

www.newspeakdictionary.com
 
2007-09-17 10:05:38 AM  
I'm in favor of gangsters wearing anything that makes it easier for cops to chase them down. Let them where the dumb stuff, the LED shoes, and the 10 pound gold chains!
 
2007-09-17 10:06:13 AM  
With all other problems solved...ect...

/thinks baggy pants are retarded
//thinks actually making laws to ban them are more so.
 
2007-09-17 10:06:22 AM  
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free...

not so much?
 
2007-09-17 10:06:26 AM  
Seems to me we already have indecency laws, so what's the point of this crap?

As a side, my friend (a cop) loves the whole baggy pants style 'cause when he handcuffs some perp and takes his belt (potential weapon), everyone gets to laugh when the pants fall down and he has to waddle to the squad car.
 
2007-09-17 10:06:37 AM  
HotWingConspiracy: I'd like a ban on fat chicks wearing sweatpants with words on the ass.


I'd like a ban on fat chicks.

Dr.Knockboots: I dislike saggy pants as much as anyone else, and for years I wished that someone would do something about it, but I didn't want a law passed to combat it.

Who is someone and what is something? What other means are there? An ad campaign? Free belts? Your post doesn't make a lot of sense.
 
2007-09-17 10:06:44 AM  
Molavian: Just a tad over the top, but you may get a few bites.

That's the rationalization I get from people who want to tax me, regulate me, and ban me to death for laws that they agree with. I figure what's good for the goose is good for the gander. Why wouldn't this same justification work in this case as well?
 
2007-09-17 10:06:58 AM  
Look out for the nation anti-sag lobby. They're a comin!
 
2007-09-17 10:07:01 AM  
The solution is simple: Just give all citizens the right to drop an ice cube down any nether cleavage displayed in public.

Not only would this cut down on low-rise jeans and such, but it might start a new dance craze.
 
2007-09-17 10:07:16 AM  
Nocens: That being said, as a smoker, I support this law and any other law which further limits the social freedoms of others.

Heh.

jake_lex: Wow, I was really enjoying living in a democracy.

You do live in a democracy... that's precisely why elected representatives are able to ban retarded clothing.

Incidentally, the Atlanta police oppose a ban of baggy pants, because it helps them catch the morons who commit crimes and then can't run with their pants around their ankles.
 
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