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Pull Up Your Pants Guys... Posted on 02-09-2005
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RICHMOND, Va. - Virginians who wear their pants so low their underwear shows may want to think about investing in a stronger belt. The state's House of Delegates passed a bill Tuesday authorizing a $50 fine for anyone who displays his or her underpants in a "lewd or indecent manner." Del. Lionell Spruill Sr., a Democrat who opposed the bill, had pleaded with his colleagues to remember their own youthful fashion follies. During an extended monologue Monday, he talked about how they dressed or wore their hair in their teens. On Tuesday, he said the measure was an unconstitutional attack on young blacks that would force parents to take off work to accompany their children to court just for making a fashion statement. "This is a foolish bill, Mr. Speaker, because it will hurt so many," Spruill said before the measure was approved 60-34. It now goes to the state Senate. The bill's sponsor, Del. Algie T. Howell, has said constituents were offended by the exposed underwear. He did not speak on the floor Tuesday. Spruill and Howell, also a Democrat, are both black.
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*Emotions86* replied on 02-10-2005 01:36PM [Reply]
Ya know, as a Virginian...it's pretty sad to see that instead of focusing on a reasonable budget, we have crazy conservatives focusing on fashion trends.
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replied on 02-11-2005 12:58AM [Reply]
Crazy VA! That's why I am from Maryland...and proud of it!
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replied on 02-13-2005 08:51PM [Reply]
They just invented another way for Black males to be in violation of the law. They know that Black males aren't going to respect this. If fact they're prolly counting on it.
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replied on 02-15-2005 09:07PM [Reply]
lol... they wont catch me doin it... 1) cuz i never wore my pants off my ass to begin with, and 2) i dont got 50 bucks to blow on a law that the man made 2 "keep us in line".... to all the pressed cops who care about upholding such a STUPID law, have fun tryna find me guilty..cuz YA WONT!!! :lol: :lol:
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HIU_Cutie02 from Hampton, VA replied on 02-25-2005 05:59PM [Reply]
Sorry to say its not only black males that wear their pants that low.... its not a thing to hold down black males....sorry. Either way its going to get dropped!!!!
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