High: 57°F ~ Low: 38°F
Friday, Mar. 7, 2014
Cracking upPosted Thursday, March 26, 2009, at 3:21 PM
Should good taste be legislated?
State Rep. Joe Towns of Memphis thinks so. He's proposing a state law and $200 fine for baggy pants.
"It's an anti-crack bill," he told WTVF-Nashville.
If underwear or buttocks show, you're in trouble -- at least, if the law passes.
Others have seen the possibility of racial profiling.
Towns may have the best of intentions, butt -- whoops, but -- law officers have more important things to do than serve as fashion police.
Showing comments in chronological order
[Show most recent comments first]
David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
Hot topicsPicturing the Past 198: "Typical" '63 school day
(8 ~ 7:15 AM, Feb 22)
Picturing the Past 197: Depot Street in 1940s
Picturing the Past 34: Simon Warner's cafe
Picturing the Past 196: Landers & Russell Gulf
Picturing the Past 195: Merry-Go-Round