Baggy-pants plan hits below beltI agree. There should not be a law.
By Michael Paul Williams, Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist
A proposed amendment to Atlanta's indecency laws would make illegal baggy pants that show boxer shorts or thongs, according to an Associated Press story.
"Little children see it and want to adopt it, thinking it's the in thing," Councilman C.T. Martin said in the story. "I don't want young people thinking that half-dressing is the way to go. I want them to think about their future."
In addition to barring women from showing a thong-underwear strap, it would prohibit them from wearing sports bras in public or showing a bra strap.
An ACLU official quoted in the story said the proposal constitutes racial profiling because it targets black youth culture.
I don't know about that. I see kids of various races and ethnicities sagging their pants and flashing their thongs.
... for me, this proposal is not the way to go. It's way too American Taliban for my comfort. (link)
Except in the instance(s) involving snot-nosed, pimple-faced white kids who are trying to be something they're not (and who are doomed to walk the earth trying to figure out just where they fit in in life). They should be imprisoned. And their parents spanked.