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Proposed Atlanta Bill Would Ban Baggy Pants

I dont want a law telling people how to dress but I think the baggy pants look has got to go.


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ATLANTA -- Baggy pants that show boxer shorts or thongs would be illegal under a proposed amendment to Atlanta's indecency laws.

The amendment, sponsored by Atlanta city councilman C.T. Martin, states that sagging pants are an "epidemic" that is becoming a "major concern" around the country.

Martin said he doesn't want young people thinking that being half-dressed is the way to go.

But not everyone supports Martin's idea.

feel it's sad the city has to come in and take control of our kids when we can't," said Atlanta resident Joseph Scott.

American Civil Liberties Union Georgia president Debbie Seagraves said the proposal is too vague and would unfairly target African-Americans.

"We're going to do that in a society that has already criminalized young black youth to the point (that) we already have hundreds of black men in prison," Seagraves said.

The proposed ordinance would also bar women from showing the strap of a thong beneath their pants.

The proposal states that "the indecent exposure of his or her undergarments" would be unlawful in a public place. It would go in the same portion of the city code that outlaws sex in public.

Martin said the penalty would be a fine.

Martin said he plans to hold public hearings and vet the proposal through churches, civil rights groups and neighborhood organizations. The proposal will get its first public airing next Tuesday in the City Council's Public Safety Committee.
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This has been the topic of discussion amongst our "Koffee Klatch" today...
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I don't see how they could/would do this.

I do get a big watching some of the lowlife's on Cops trying to run when their pants are dropping down below their knees and they're trying to pull them up "on the run".
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What about someone wearing exercise shorts under their jeans? Would those people be subject to a fine as well?


....and as for the ladies, this would just result in women NOT wearing underwear!!







....go Atlanta!!
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I don't see how they could/would do this.

I do get a big watching some of the lowlife's on Cops trying to run when their pants are dropping down below their knees and they're trying to pull them up "on the run".
Cops should definately be against this law.
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....and as for the ladies, this would just result in women NOT wearing underwear!!

....go Atlanta!!
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on one hand, I fully support it since it would help make people dress like NORMAL adults and not some retarded rapper trying to look cool, but on the other, some people wear clothes that dont fit because its what they've got to work with.
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HOORAY!!!! Wearing clothes made for someone twice your weight is retarded. It's not a 'style'... it's just stupid.


Wearing clothes that fit FTW!!!

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some people wear clothes that dont fit because its what they've got to work with.
They have cheap clothes in all sizes... even at salvation army.
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I love useless governments that take on worthless issues to bring buzz and press coverage to their district.

Any unsolved theft, murder, rape or any other serious crime, along with teen pregnancy and spousal abuse in that area should get extra press coverage as the government is too busy worrying about people pants to deal with the real problems.


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What about someone wearing exercise shorts under their jeans? Would those people be subject to a fine as well?


....and as for the ladies, this would just result in women NOT wearing underwear!!







....go Atlanta!!

Women NOT wearing underwear isn't that bad, especially if you're in a workplace with some nice looking women. I'm sure OSP will agree with me on that one.

HOWEVER... I did see on MSN.com earlier today that there is a city that is trying to make it LEGAL to drug test the ENTIRE city population. That aughta be fun!
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Women NOT wearing underwear isn't that bad, especially if you're in a workplace with some nice looking women. I'm sure OSP will agree with me on that one.

HOWEVER... I did see on MSN.com earlier today that there is a city that is trying to make it LEGAL to drug test the ENTIRE city population. That aughta be fun!
Whats next, daily breathalizer tests every morning at work?
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Wow, I didn't realise that ATL had such little crime that this is what they need to spend their lawmakers time and money on

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I love useless governments that take on worthless issues to bring buzz and press coverage to their district.

Any unsolved theft, murder, rape or any other serious crime, along with teen pregnancy and spousal abuse in that area should get extra press coverage as the government is too busy worrying about people pants to deal with the real problems.
I hate to say i t because the baggy pants bug me to no end but . To me it is a slippery slope, sure I would love to see it banned, but whats next?
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Wow, I didn't realise that ATL had such little crime that this is what they need to spend their lawmakers time and money on
Fell free to move to the safest city in America. No crime here.

That would be like stopping pitbull fighting in Atlanta. It ain't gonna happen.

Personally if you want to walk around naked go for it. How you dress doesn't harm people. I like people dressing "As themselves" because you can get a better read on them.

This is nothing more than a political ploy to get the parents of Atlanta thinking that banning baggy pants is going to be the savior to their child. Not the fact that they don't discipline them. And when it gets shot down they'll be able to say "I tried" when up for re-election.

I hate baggy pants but if they ban them then I'm going to dress like the subway guy everytime I enter Atlanta.

Plus not being able to walk around public in thongs is going to put a hurting on our annual Male Gay Pride Parade.
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I hate to say i t because the baggy pants bug me to no end but . To me it is a slippery slope, sure I would love to see it banned, but whats next?
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It's just another case of "THE MAN"!!!

You know, my dad says that if there is ever a woman as president he is moving to Canada. He likes saying to the women rights activists that the worse thing that the U.S. ever did was to allow women to vote, since the country has been going to snit!

However, he does this just to piss them off and get a rise outa them...
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They would be better off going after the way-too-tight pants guy! Or how about mr 70's shorts guy...

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Any unsolved theft, murder, rape or any other serious crime, along with teen pregnancy and spousal abuse in that area should get extra press coverage as the government is too busy worrying about people pants to deal with the real problems.





We all did it before, rather baggy clothes or just anything you know would tick off the adults. Baggy clothes have been out for some time and NOW you want to band them. There are a lot of people that were wearing baggy clothes in the 90's and are now adults and put their baggy clothes in their hope chest. If you band them then you'll have to band clothes that are too tight and then we'll be looking at uniforms for the public. This country is becoming more and more like the old Russian Iron Curtain, you can't tell me any different. A band on baggy clothes will really help the city's crime rate, unemployment rate and sexual identy issues. Rant Over!!!
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What I find amusing is that all of the emo/punk/whatever the hell they are kids always end up conforming to society. You never see a 35 year old guys walkin around with makeup and **** all over with long jet black hair and 8 lip piercings.

Do you think that people who dress "regularly" in highschool and college have a better chance when it comes to the real world?
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We all did it before, rather baggy clothes or just anything you know would tick off the adults. Baggy clothes have been out for some time and NOW you want to band them. There are a lot of people that were wearing baggy clothes in the 90's and are now adults and put their baggy clothes in their hope chest. If you band them then you'll have to band clothes that are too tight and then we'll be looking at uniforms for the public. This country is becoming more and more like the old Russian Iron Curtain, you can't tell me any different. A band on baggy clothes will really help the city's crime rate, unemployment rate and sexual identy issues. Rant Over!!!
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