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N.J. Councilman Starts Crusade Against Saggy Pants (total crackdown)
WCBSTV ^ | 7/15/08 | Christine Sloan

Posted on 07/16/2008 8:36:50 PM PDT by Libloather

N.J. Councilman Starts Crusade Against Saggy Pants
Paterson Politician Is Sick And Tired Of The Look And If He Has It His Way, Indecency Fines Will Soon Follow
Reporting Christine Sloan
Jul 15, 2008 8:08 pm US/Eastern

PATERSON, N.J. (CBS) ― Instead of "stick 'em up," it will be more like "pull 'em up" now that fashion police in New Jersey have started a crackdown on baggy pants.

It's happening in Paterson, where city officials want to put the kibosh on this form of fashion.

Bart Johnson says wearing his pants low in a fashion statement, but one councilman is saying pull it up. He's even crafted a proposal to ban "baggy pants."

Teenagers and even little ones and women are sporting the fashion. The "saggy" or "baggy" look, where pants are pulled down and boxers are exposed seems to be all the rage these days.

Well, at least for some.

"I don't know. I'm not used to wearing my pants to my waist," college student LaToya Williams said.

**SNIP**

"We're tired of seeing your behind," Davis said. "We don't want to see your back side. We don't need to see your underwear. We don't need to see your drawers. Wear your pants."

Some teens we spoke to were all for "baggin'" the sagging look.

"Sometimes you don't have the cleanest underwear on," Rayshon Johnson said.

**SNIP**

Cities have had a difficult time pushing through the baggy pants pans. In Irvington, N.J., a councilwoman recently had to pull her proposal after facing legal questions.

(Excerpt) Read more at wcbstv.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: crackdown; dresscodes; freepun; gangs; nj; pants; saggy
"Sometimes you don't have the cleanest underwear on," Rayshon Johnson said.

Just remember that while ordering your McNuggets.

1 posted on 07/16/2008 8:36:51 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
Total crackdown

Some say they're getting a bum rap.

2 posted on 07/16/2008 8:44:18 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Libloather

Just a little cheeky for my taste. The government should butt out.


3 posted on 07/16/2008 8:46:02 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance; rfp1234; Billthedrill; writer33; AT7Saluki
"Sometimes you don't have the cleanest underwear on," Rayshon Johnson said.

Just say nose.

4 posted on 07/16/2008 8:53:37 PM PDT by Libloather (July is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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To: Libloather
This started in the 1990’s. When arrested the first things taken from the prisoner is his belt and shoelaces,to keep them from trying to hurt themselves. The young hoodlums started to wear their pants like this to tell the Police they were ready to be arrested and did not care.
5 posted on 07/16/2008 8:57:12 PM PDT by Peacekeeper357 (God provided food for every bird but he didn't put it in their nest.)
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To: Libloather

I wonder how the vote would be split.


6 posted on 07/16/2008 9:00:21 PM PDT by scott7278 ("Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I would like to know what we are talking about.")
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To: Billthedrill

They’re trying to be patriotic - they simply misread “for ourselves and our posterity.” Somebody needs to tell them it’s not “posterior.”


7 posted on 07/16/2008 9:17:43 PM PDT by scott7278 ("Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I would like to know what we are talking about.")
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To: Libloather

I am all for that look. When I see someone wearing them, it serves as a warning that I am someplace that I do have any business being in.


8 posted on 07/16/2008 9:21:16 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Libloather

Just start a campaign to get everyone to laugh and point at these jackasses and call them “SAGGY PANTS!” all the time.

I mean, if they don’t know enough to be embarrassed on their own about this, we can all teach them to be.


9 posted on 07/16/2008 9:31:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Libloather; Rennes Templar; LexBaird; lowbridge; trooprally; Larry Lucido; Charles Henrickson; ...
If 'twere not so ribald I might have laughed:
To be clothed yet undress'd? That's e'er so daft,
Horse sense, manners and good social craft:
Say show the front of the horse, and not the aft.

I feel a Haiku coming on, just not necessarily mine.




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10 posted on 07/16/2008 9:38:00 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Is dat by the late Levi Cotton ?


11 posted on 07/16/2008 9:41:38 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Thanks for the ping!


12 posted on 07/16/2008 9:42:32 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance; Libloather; rfp1234

I’m glad to see they are finally cracking down on “crack”. :^D


13 posted on 07/16/2008 9:43:14 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Free Lazamataz! Free Lazamataz! Free Lazamataz!)
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To: Squantos

Dat by yours truly.

Now pull up your pants and wash your hands and pull up a chair and sit down for dinner. ;^)


14 posted on 07/16/2008 9:44:43 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: Peacekeeper357
I thought it was from the prison culture, when the "booty bandits" wore their pants loose so they could...be stupid in a fast manner and be able to go back to "normal" should a guard show up.

Maybe the cops should just sneak up behind baggy-wearing "utes" and give them a quick yank. Pantsing by a cop is probably really embarrassing for gang-bangers.

15 posted on 07/16/2008 10:15:24 PM PDT by Othniel (Kirk: Don't trust them. Don't believe them. Spock: They're dying. Kirk: LET THEM DIE.)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

I think someone had a belt before he proposed this idea.


16 posted on 07/16/2008 10:26:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: Libloather
The "saggy" or "baggy" look, where pants are pulled down and boxers are exposed seems to be all the rage these days.

Or what my mother calls the "poopy pants" look.

17 posted on 07/17/2008 12:25:08 AM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Pitchers and Catchers,
That’ the deal.
They’ve invented a fad,
Not the wheel.
They want to offend me,
By appearing a mope,
When you get inside kid,
DON’T DROP THE SOAP!


18 posted on 07/17/2008 2:02:31 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Libloather
I've come up with a name for this fad.

Poopy Pants !

...looks like they are carring a full load.

19 posted on 07/17/2008 4:02:31 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Soap On A Rope
20 posted on 07/17/2008 4:02:49 AM PDT by musicman
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To: Libloather

This look is really stupid, but even worse, even more ridiculous is some A-hole using legislation or city council rule-making to enforce what is no more than a matter of taste.


21 posted on 07/17/2008 4:37:52 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Libloather
Atlanta has the same legislation

Look at the pathetic quote from this article.

//abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnlyinAmerica/story?id=3519569

Baggy Pants: Outlawed in Atlanta? If Legislation Is Passed, Men in Atlanta Will Have to Pull up Their Pants or Pay up Aug. 24, 2007

"[There] should be a law against it. I think they should be arrested. They should be fined," said Atlanta resident Beverly Thomas.

But the American Civil Liberties Union has stepped in, arguing that, among other things, this new legislation is racial profiling.

"Is it distasteful? Maybe. Does it need to be legislated? We don't think so," said Benetta Standly of the ACLU of Georgia."

22 posted on 07/17/2008 7:01:52 AM PDT by april15Bendovr (Free Republic & Ron Paul Cult = oxymoron)
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To: Libloather

ACLU

Another Clueless Lawyer Utilized


23 posted on 07/17/2008 7:45:59 AM PDT by april15Bendovr (Free Republic & Ron Paul Cult = oxymoron)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance; devolve; Libloather
Some city's are banning them - thank goodness.


24 posted on 07/17/2008 11:39:43 AM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: potlatch

.

Hint:

It is related to the high gay/AIDS rates among some “communities”


25 posted on 07/17/2008 11:45:27 AM PDT by devolve (- "Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: devolve

But it’s everywhere now devolve. It has been a fad with boys for awhile. Even my grandsons wear the ‘baggy’ pants, just not low ones like that!

Yes, I can see the point of what you wrote, sickening as the thought is..


26 posted on 07/17/2008 11:53:45 AM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: potlatch

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Loose & comfortable is OK

Dumbing down to the street-hood style is a mistake that can typecast people


27 posted on 07/17/2008 12:25:02 PM PDT by devolve (- "Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: devolve

Lol, I have to say I’d rather see an inch of underwear showing than some pictures of guys sitting on barstools in jeans.... snicker. Crackdown says it all!


28 posted on 07/17/2008 12:28:46 PM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: potlatch

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Bars and restaurants downtown ban that (plumber-butt) garb you mentioned - never get in the door

- Long shirts tucked in or long worn out loose over the pants only
Men cannot wear the sleeveless T-Shirts either - even banned at Bobby V’s


29 posted on 07/17/2008 12:46:30 PM PDT by devolve (- "Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: devolve

Lol, the “no shoes, no service” has evolved into no saggies, no plumber’s butt, no thong.... Soon they will have to include ‘no nudity’, the way things are going.


30 posted on 07/17/2008 12:51:18 PM PDT by potlatch (MICHELLE OBAMA - The gift that just keeps on giving....!)
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To: Peacekeeper357
This started in the 1990’s. When arrested the first things taken from the prisoner is his belt and shoelaces,to keep them from trying to hurt themselves. The young hoodlums started to wear their pants like this to tell the Police they were ready to be arrested and did not care.

Yep. And when they try to run from the Police the pants drop around their ankles and trip them. BEAT COPS FOR BAGGY PANTS!

31 posted on 07/17/2008 1:08:31 PM PDT by lightman (Waiting for Godot and searching for Avignon)
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To: lightman
How scary is it to know todays Doctor Spock style Bohemian parents continue giving a tacit approval to a trend that originated with criminals gangsters who had their belts and shoelaces taken away while incarcerated?

Parents don't set limits on the behavior because they seem more concerned about the child's freedom of choice rather than the social consequences that create a dysfunctional society.

32 posted on 07/17/2008 10:00:27 PM PDT by april15Bendovr (Free Republic & Ron Paul Cult = oxymoron)
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