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Old 08-07-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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The American Civil Liberties Union is fighting a plan to ban saggy pants in Hinds County.

The group plans a Monday protest against a ban proposed by Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes. The protest precedes a public hearing on the proposed law.

The civil liberties group says such bans unfairly target black men and are unconstitutional restrictions of freedom of expression. Though proponents of the ban say such low-riding pants are indecent, the ACLU says no one is harmed by the clothing style.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/A...an-3759871.php
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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Must be a slow time of year for them!
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:20 PM
 
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The American Civil Liberties Union is fighting a plan to ban saggy pants in Hinds County.

The group plans a Monday protest against a ban proposed by Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes. The protest precedes a public hearing on the proposed law.

The civil liberties group says such bans unfairly target black men and are unconstitutional restrictions of freedom of expression. Though proponents of the ban say such low-riding pants are indecent, the ACLU says no one is harmed by the clothing style.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/A...an-3759871.php


Honestly, I can't stand to see ANYONE walking around showing their drawers. What exactly does one need express by showing their underwear?
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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Why not just start a collection drive and get em belts?? lol
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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1. Politicians can certainly find a better way to use their time.
2. The ACLU can certainly find a better way to use their time.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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Why not just start a collection drive and get em belts?? lol

won't work, they actually have a belt on, its just around their butt.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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Honestly, I can't stand to see ANYONE walking around showing their drawers. What exactly does one need express by showing their underwear?
It is widely debated but I'll go with the prison ass for sale theory....

wearing ones pants around the hips so that they sag down and bunch up around the ankles. Originally, this was a prison thing that signified that you were another prisoner's property, ie *****. Punks were forced to wear their pants this way so it would be easier for their masters to pull their pants down and butt-fug them
Urban Dictionary: sagging
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:34 PM
 
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I am utterly unbothered by saggy pants. I dont care and for me it doesnt refelect at all on the wearer....unless their pants are so saggy they keep falling down then its funny and sad because a person who isnt s m r t enough to wear pants that wont fall down doesnt really have much prospects. (by down I mean fall off...like to the floor... yea ive seen that).

That being said, I have a good friend who is African American. When he sees a kid wearing saggy pants, he goes bullistic. It makes him nuts. LOL. its kind of funny to see him loose his mind over it... but I get what he is saying...
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I actually agree with the ACLU. I think sagging pants are stupid and people shouldn't be surprised if they get treated differently when wearing them like that, but what sort of precedent does it set if the government is allowed to say how you can wear your clothes?
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:38 PM
 
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Just because you don't like the clothes that someone wears, do you think the government has the right to ban them? You call yourself conservatives and you call that small government? As long as everything is covered up and you're not running around nekked, it's nobody's business if the top of some idiot's underpants are showing above the waist of his pants. It looks dumb, but it's not my right or yours to have a government run fashion police.

The only reason any of you could possibly be opposed to this is because the ACLU--who's sole purpose is to defend the constitution--supports it. How the ACLU got painted as a liberal group I'm not sure, but they support the constitutional rights of citizens on both sides of the aisle equally.

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