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Hands Up:' 'Can't I'm holding gun weed in sagging pants' pockets
kaplantoday.com ^ | 17 July, 2012 | NA

Posted on 07/17/2012 12:56:07 PM PDT by marktwain

THIBODAUX – Maybe it was the weight of things in his pants that caused them to sag enough to get a policeman’s attention.

A 16-year-old was walking in the middle of the road with his pants drooping below his underwear when an officer approached him.

Police said the officer several times told the teen to take his hands out of his sagging pants and hold his hands up. He refused, so the officer did a pat down, allegedly finding a handgun and five bags of marijuana.

That’s when the boy tried to run but pants falling down his legs made that a losing proposition and he was apprehended.

The teen was charged with Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Obstruction of a Public Roadway, Illegal Carrying of a Concealed Firearm, Illegal Carrying of a Firearm in the Presence of Illegal Narcotics, Resisting an Officer, and Curfew Violation.

He was also charged with violating the city’s saggy pants prohibition.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; la; pants
No date.. I cannot confirm this tale. It sounds too good to be true.
1 posted on 07/17/2012 12:56:10 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

“Pants on the ground....”


2 posted on 07/17/2012 1:02:25 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: marktwain

Somebody needs to post the greatest poster in the world here.

“Real Gangsters: Now Pull up Your Pants”

Wish I knew how.


3 posted on 07/17/2012 1:02:28 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: marktwain

What, the cop didn’t shoot him on the spot for not taking his hands out of his pockets?


4 posted on 07/17/2012 1:03:12 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: marktwain
He was also charged with violating the city’s saggy pants prohibition.

Wish they had that law everywhere! Suspenders are the answer! Make them wear suspenders. When I was a kid, my mother made me wear suspenders until my new pants fit. We were poor and her budget stretched more by buying oversize clothing for us kids.

5 posted on 07/17/2012 1:05:37 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Doctor 2Brains

6 posted on 07/17/2012 1:06:42 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: marktwain

Had a friend in law enforcement who could tell when a suspect was fixing to run.
When a suspect started to reach for their drawers, the LEO would commence to chase the suspect “before” they started to sprint!
That extra second or two could make the difference.


7 posted on 07/17/2012 1:06:47 PM PDT by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back.")
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To: beethovenfan

LOL!!


8 posted on 07/17/2012 1:08:12 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: saganite

“What, the cop didn’t shoot him on the spot for not taking his hands out of his pockets?”

Ahhhhh. The good old days. May they come again.


9 posted on 07/17/2012 1:09:23 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: Doogle

You guys rock!


10 posted on 07/17/2012 1:10:23 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Doogle

Great photo. That guy in the middle looks like he might shoot you just because he doesn’t like the way you comb your hair.


11 posted on 07/17/2012 1:10:48 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney have the mother of all Macaca moments)
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To: Dr. Sivana

“Great photo. That guy in the middle looks like he might shoot you just because he doesn’t like the way you comb your hair...”

....and then say “What? I was just giving him a part!”


12 posted on 07/17/2012 1:13:54 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: marktwain

Some days, you just can’t win.


13 posted on 07/17/2012 1:14:16 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Dr. Sivana

"..youz don't likes howz my uncles lookz?"

14 posted on 07/17/2012 1:14:20 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: beethovenfan

“Hat turned sideways...”


15 posted on 07/17/2012 1:16:43 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: beethovenfan

Probably an illegal search and seizure.
Kid may get a lawyer and sue for $$$$.
Proving that some people are not quite as stupid as they may look.


16 posted on 07/17/2012 1:17:33 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: marktwain

Saggy pants has cost more than one punk his life in this situation. In Detroit a cop was holding a suspect at gunpoint when he turned and ran away, his pants dropped and when he reached for them quick and pulled his hand away the cop mistook the motion as him having a weapon and killed him.

Hard to fault a cop for doing it either.


17 posted on 07/17/2012 1:24:19 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: marktwain
Chicagos very own!
18 posted on 07/17/2012 1:25:27 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: marktwain
These look like law abiding citizens


19 posted on 07/17/2012 1:25:40 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: faithhopecharity

How you figure that?


20 posted on 07/17/2012 1:28:13 PM PDT by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
That guy in the middle looks like he might shoot you just because he doesn’t like the way you comb your hair.

Yeah, but the guy standing to his left looks like Bing Crosby.

Regards,
GtG

21 posted on 07/17/2012 1:30:19 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: beethovenfan
Pants on the ground
22 posted on 07/17/2012 1:30:45 PM PDT by Mr. K (sorry for typos - fat-fingers+small laptop keyboard+bad eyesight)
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To: marktwain
In the time of our forefathers, anyone "purposely" wearing their clothing in this manner would have been considered mentally ill or insane and locked up.

However, it is an immediate reliable "identifier" for the mindset, or lack thereof, of the individual you might happen to encounter.

23 posted on 07/17/2012 1:39:39 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: Blue Highway

24 posted on 07/17/2012 1:54:41 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Mr. K

Droop, there it is!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlgyS81O7kg


25 posted on 07/17/2012 1:57:38 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: marktwain

What’s gun weed?


26 posted on 07/17/2012 2:01:13 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Settle down, Beavis.)
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To: Blue Highway

27 posted on 07/17/2012 2:01:20 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: nickcarraway

Right to Stop Him/No Right to stop Him?

Ping


28 posted on 07/17/2012 2:18:56 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: marktwain

Hmmmm ..?? Can’t he be arrested for “failure to comply” ..?? The officer did say, “Put your hands up”.


29 posted on 07/17/2012 2:21:48 PM PDT by The Final Harvest ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: marktwain

Gun + five bags of weed = dealer.

16 years old = slap on wrist and more street cred when the law’s through with him. Should’a been shot trying to escape.


30 posted on 07/17/2012 2:21:48 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Disambiguator

hahahahahahaahaha


31 posted on 07/17/2012 3:50:13 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: CyberAnt; Kenny Bunk
Hmmmm ..?? Can’t he be arrested for “failure to comply” ..?? The officer did say, “Put your hands up”.

Right to Stop Him/No Right to stop Him?
Ping


First of all, the city has an ordinance that forbids wearing of saggy pants. Stupid ordinance, but legal. So yes, the cop is in the clear for stopping him for violating the ordinance. Next thing, the officer is trying to ensure his own safety, and not showing both hands/following reasonable orders is a bit suspicious. I would say a Terry search is perfectly valid in this case. And while I don't think it should be illegal for anyone (including a 16 year old) to carry a concealed (or not) weapon, it is currently illegal, and the weapon discovered was apparently stolen: (charged with Possession of a Stolen Firearm,). And then, of course, he tried to run, and failed.
32 posted on 07/17/2012 5:49:18 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: Svartalfiar; CyberAnt; nickcarraway
There is a case pending now in Orlando, in which officers asked a fellow for ID after allegedly spotting him and a companion jaywalking. They told him why they were stopped,

All hell broke loose, with the fellow refusing to show ID, then resisting the officers' subsequent attempt to cuff him and take him in, with the officers eventually using the taser 3 times to subdue him.

The controversy is over whether or not the fellow stopped for jaywalking had the right to refuse to show ID. Ancillary to that is whether the officers had the right to stop him at all. Incidentally, the man was armed and a CCW permit holder, but was not carrying his permit. His companion was armed, not a permit holder, and now faces gun charges. Neither of the accused jaywalkers attempted to use their firearms during the encounter.

In principle, many elements very similar to this case, except I doubt Mr. Droopy Drawers will attempt a civil remedy, as the Orlando alleged jaywalkers undoubtedly shall.

33 posted on 07/17/2012 10:20:21 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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