And, in Flint, Michigan, the third most violent city in the country, they don't mean that figuratively. In case you're unclear of the particular fashion statement I'm speaking of, please review this informative image put together by the Detriot Free Press:
Chief David Hicks finds this fad so indecent, he's actually classified it as indecent exposure, sending out a memo to his officers stating, "This immoral self expression goes beyond freedom of expression." Ahhh, "morality" rears it's triflin' head, yet again. See how subjective it can be, folks? This is exactly why no one should support criminalizing things simply because they dislike it.
Conveniently, this new classification gives officers the right to search those with exposed undies. I understand that Flint has a crime problem that may require extraordinary measures, but police instituting and enforcing a dress code? I thought that was the sole responsibility of high school dance chaperones, outside of them home.
People have yet to be arrested for this conduct, which carries a possible sentence of up to a year in jail and/or a $500 fine, but the chief and his men have spent time stopping young people, informing them of the new law and letting the off with warnings. Way to focus on the priorities, Chief.
With this country clinging hard to its "conservative" values, will you see a dress code where you live? Not likely. In fact, the chimo-defending ACLU can now add "gangsta-luvas" to their rap-sheet, as they investigate the legality of this criminalization. That's really too bad, too. I was really hoping to institute a law that criminalizes tapered jeans.
Thanks, yet again, to TheAgitator.com for bringing this to our attention.