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#1    Child of Bast

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:35 PM

I thought this happened a while back, but apparently not. I've seen just as many white boys with saggy pants as any other race so the racial profiling issue is moot. But I suppose even if it was only one race wearing pants in this manner, it's racial profiling to point out the obvious?

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Pants on the ground? Better pull ’em up fast if you’re in Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish, where a new law bans the low-slung, undies-exposing jeans look popularized by hip-hop culture.

The ban, approved Wednesday and expected to be signed into law this week, targets the public wearing of pants—and, oddly, skirts—that hang “below the waist” and “expose the skin or undergarments.” Violators will be slapped with fines: $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second, and $100 plus 16 hours of public service for each subsequent offense.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:38 PM

about time too .... body shapes were all bent out since the fad began ...

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:41 PM

Thank God. That so tired of seeing young man with there drawers showing in public. Having to walk the way they do is dumb as hell. Walking and holding your pants up. Buy and damn belt and pants the fit you.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:42 PM

I always thought it was strange that particular 'fad' caught on... Not only does it require the wearer to keep one hand free to keep their 'britches' from totally falling down, and also acts to restict their freedom of movement, (not to mention it looks really stupid)... but especially owing to the 'fads' origins...


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:42 PM

Yes lets control how people wear their cloths too...

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

The funniest thing about this "style" of wearing ones pants is it started in the prison system and meant one was ready to be "taken" lmao.How anyone ever started thinking it was cool is beyond my comprehension :lol:

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:50 PM

HAHA good!
I used to live in Terrebonne Parish and I can tell you pretty much all boys wore their pants around their knees where I lived, regardless of their race.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:55 PM

View PostTaun, on 17 April 2013 - 01:42 PM, said:

I always thought it was strange that particular 'fad' caught on... Not only does it require the wearer to keep one hand free to keep their 'britches' from totally falling down, and also acts to restict their freedom of movement, (not to mention it looks really stupid)... but especially owing to the 'fads' origins...

You and me both. Just goes to show you people will do whatever is popular or a "fad" and not even think about what it means...

I get so tired of seeing boys running around with baggy pants that are so low you can see their underwear. Buy a BELT! Jeez.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:57 PM

if you want to sag thats up to you, i dont see the problem.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:59 PM

I think people look stupid and moronic when they do it.

BUT banning it is a bit much. It's another step in the wrong direction really.

View PostCrimsonKing, on 17 April 2013 - 01:49 PM, said:

The funniest thing about this "style" of wearing ones pants is it started in the prison system and meant one was ready to be "taken" lmao.How anyone ever started thinking it was cool is beyond my comprehension :lol:

That's actually true as well. lol

There was a good picture going around about it.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:17 PM

Problem is ... they are not 'wearing' anything are they .... ?

its not what they wearing its how they are not wearing ... sort of purposeful wardrobe malfunction ....

it's not allowed that at beauty pageants or public events ... why should it be allowed on public streets ?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:18 PM

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For all the people on here complaining about losing their freedoms and rights I am suprised that most on this thread think this is a good idea. Yes I think they look silly, but I thought many of the clothes worn in the 80s looked silly as well. I have seen pictures of myself from the 60s with purple bell bottoms and a tie dye shirt. Can't believe my parents let me leave the house dressed like that. If the pants cause some part of the anatomy to show that would be considered indecent (you know what parts I'm talking about) then it is probably already illegal (indecent exposure). Otherwise let them look silly.

Funny story: A few weeks ago I was walking to the store and I say a young man talking to someone in a car in his driveway. The car drove off. The man apparently had something he wanted the person in the car to have so he tried to run after the car but since the object required two hands to hold he did a faceplant after about four steps because his pants fell down around his knees. I laughed all the way to the store. But no bans, please.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:18 PM

Cops will have no trouble enforcing it because if an offender tries to run he'll end up flat on his face.

Personally I don't like that look or even get it, but its just another example of government over reaching into our daily lives. Now they are telling us what we can and cannot wear or how we have to where it.

Those involved with this law could better serve their community worrying about more pressing issues that seriously affect the citizens of their juristiction. And I know Louisiana well, and they definitly have important issues to deal with.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:19 PM

Walking around with one's underwear exposed is pretty indecent. I have to wonder, is there a similar law in place for bra exposure?


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:21 PM

View Postspartan max2, on 17 April 2013 - 01:42 PM, said:

Yes lets control how people wear their cloths too...

You're right. We should also remove the ban on public nudity too. :rolleyes:

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