Fla. judge rules saggy pants law unconstitutional

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Fla. judge rules saggy pants law unconstitutional

Postby Baconsticks » Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:40 pm

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - A judge has decided a law banning sagging pants in this town is unconstitutional after a teenager spent a night in jail on accusations he exposed too much underwear.

Julius Hart, 17, was charged last week after an officer said he spotted the teenager riding his bicycle with 4 to 5 inches of blue-and-black boxer shorts revealed.

Hart's public defender, Carol Bickerstaff, urged a judge Monday to strike down the sagging pants law, telling him: "Your honor, we now have the fashion police."

Circuit Judge Paul Moyle ruled that the law was unconstitutional based on "the limited facts" of the case. Technically, however, the charge hasn't been dropped yet: a new arraignment awaits Hart on Oct. 5.

Voters in Riviera Beach approved the law in March. A first offense for sagging pants carries a $150 fine or community service, and habitual offenders face the possibility of jail time.

Bickerstaff said she wants the city to drop the law — regardless of whether anyone dislikes low-riding pants.

"The first time I saw this particular fashion, I disliked it," she told the judge. "And then I realized I'm getting old."


The word "saggin" backwards spells "niggas".

But if you want to look like a moron... I say go for the gold, babby.
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Re: Fla. judge rules saggy pants law unconstitutional

Postby Shinigetsu » Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:48 pm

Bacon wrote:The word "saggin" backwards spells "niggas".

OMG Bacon has racist dyslexia!!1!

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Postby Tom Flapwell » Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:19 am

Something went wrong with your inverted capital R there, Lewis.

An early O&M strip made fun of the baggy pants trend. Today it's been going strong for, what, 15 years? I never thought it would.
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Postby osprey » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:52 am

Bastards. That law is retarded. Don't the cops have better things to do?
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Postby Dr. Doog » Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:42 am

in my town, it's only illegal if your reproductive organ or your butthole is showing, so they can't enact that law here. if you can take your clothing OFF, so that you're mooning someone, how can you be arrested for having your clothing on? ;)
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Postby osprey » Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:19 pm

So you can't rock out with your cock out in your town Doog? That sucks...
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Postby Arloest » Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:32 pm

This law rules.
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Postby Bocaj Claw » Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:24 am

Dear god. There was an Opus storyline just like this a year ago.
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Re: Fla. judge rules saggy pants law unconstitutional

Postby Doc Sigma » Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:03 pm

Bacon wrote:The word "saggin" backwards spells "niggas".

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Postby Rooster » Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:01 pm

...somewhere in the USA, Jesse Jackson is getting annoyed.


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