--Bill Cosby, May 17, 2004 "Pound Cake" speech
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According to the March 14 edition of the Palm Beach Post: On Tuesday, voters in Riviera Beach overwhelmingly approved a new law that would make it a crime to wear pants that show skin or underwear.
The first offense carries a $150 fine or community service. A second infraction carries a $300 fine or more community service.There's also a crackdown in Kansas.
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* Question: Is this only a problem in public schools? This sounds like another argument for school uniforms.* It has been pointed out before that the baggy pants style comes from prison (prisoners not allowed to wear belts often walked around with their pants falling off their butts). That is a funny twist on the story, but irrelevant. The origin of a fashion (or policy) is irrelevant to whether or not it is good.
* Will the next crackdown be on girls with their thongs sticking out of their clothing?