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Baggy pants ban "unconstitutional," rules US judge

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    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    Baggy pants ban "unconstitutional," rules US judge Tue Sep 16, 2:02 PM ET

    MIAMI (AFP) - A Florida judge has deemed unconstitutional a law banning baggy pants that show off the wearer's underwear, local media reported Tuesday.

    A 17-year-old spent a night in jail last week after police arrested him for wearing low pants in Riviera Beach, southeast Florida.

    The law banning so-called "saggy pants" was approved by city voters in March after supporters of the bill collected nearly 5,000 signatures to put the measure on the ballot.

    The teen would have received a 150 dollars fine or community service, but he spent the night in jail due to a history of marijuana use, the Palm Beach Post newspaper said.

    "Somebody help me," said Palm Beach Circuit Judge Paul Moyle, before giving his decision.

    "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."

    "Your honor, we now have the fashion police," added public defender Carol Bickerstaff, who asked the law be declared "unconstitutional."

    The judge agreed with Bickerstaff immediately, reported the Post.

    Laws that ban low-slung pants are on the books in several US cities, including Delcambre, Louisiana, where offenders can be fined up to 500 dollars or jailed for up to six months.

    Dallas, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia are among the larger US cities considering similar measures.



     
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    Hapo ipo kazi. Utamaduni sasa unapelekwa Mahakamani. Ukivaa baggy sasa ni dola $150.00 au kasafishe barabara.

    Bongo mpooo
     
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    hii inavunja argument ya watu ya kwamba watu wawe huru kuvaa vyovyote vile wapendavyo hata kama kuvaa huko kunakwaza misingi ya ustaarabu!.kuna baadhi ya mavazi ni dhahiri si ya heshima, hilo lazima tulikubali!, na tuisaidie jamii yetu kwa kuwa mfano mzuri kwa kuvaa mavazi ya heshima!
     
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    Sijui Wamasai wakiingia unyamwezini itakuwaje? Na vipi kuhusu Wakinadada wanaotembea na chupi "thongs" Je, wao watalipa Mnywamwezi wangapi?
     
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    Kivipi wakati Jaji amesema ni poa? Wameamua kwamba ni huru kuvaa hivyo kwa mujibu wa sheria (katiba) yao.
     
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    I don't like the "saggin" pants look, especially when one displays their Fruit of the Looms, Tommy Hilfigars, Hanes or whatever underwear they are wearing; however, this totally violates one's First Amendment rights, in my opinion, and if you're going to ban folks from wearing "saggin" pants, PLEASE, PLEASE, I IMPLORE YOU; stop letting folks walk on the beach and other places with THONG BIKINIS AND SPEEDOS! Sometimes, we don't know, or don't care, what our limitations are, and this can be a defiinte "eyesore" that can tend to cause an upset stomach! I personally, do not care to see someone's buttocks in a thong, whether they are slim or full of cellulite! And Speedos definitely weren't made for all men! Cover up and save it for your "significant other"! Also, to fine someone and jail them over their choice of attire; that's absurd, will be contested and won't last. I hope the state of Florida gets this ridiculous law overturned and then gets sued by anyone who is a victim of the violation of their First Amendment rights! Proper etiquette starts at home; can you spread and teach some of that????!!!!

     
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    Well if they won't let whiggers and want to be thugs wear baggy pants......they should out law Gunieas at Yankee Stadium wearing wife beaters with furry arms and shoulders.
     
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