16 March, 2008

Watch Your Pants Folks

In Florida, the Florida Senate wants public school students to pull up their pants. Lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that could mean suspensions for students with droopy britches.

Florida could join several southern U.S. towns and cities that have passed "saggy pants" laws aimed at outlawing what some teenagers consider a fashion statement -- wearing pants half way down their buttocks, exposing flesh or underwear.

The reason for passing such a law is due to the fashion statement back-story -- it was made popular by rap artists after first appearing among prison inmates as a signal they were looking for sex. The law is meant to inform the students that the current fad does not have a very good origination.

The school should set a good example to students and the school would help students get jobs and a degree.

The Florida city of Riviera Beach passed its own saggy pants law Tuesday, with a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail for repeat offenders.

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