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July 10, 2008

Plumber's crack is a crime in Flint, Michigan

BaggypantsThis is a handy identification guide for police officers enforcing Flint, Michigan's baggy pants ban.

On June 27, the chief issued a departmental memorandum telling officers: "This immoral self expression goes beyond freedom of expression."

The crime, he says, is disorderly conduct or indecent exposure, both misdemeanors punishable by 93 days to a year in jail and/or fines up to $500.

[Flint Police Chief David] Dicks, 41, broke down his interpretation of the laws as such: Pants pulled completely below the buttocks with underwear showing is disorderly conduct; saggy pants with skin of the buttocks showing is indecent exposure, and saggy pants, not completely below the buttocks, with underwear exposed results in a warning.--[Free Press]

HT: DJA, LGM.

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im glad they didn't have one for "there's a riot going on"

Thank God we have the good police chief like Captain Underpants to save us from young men who cruise around with their underwear exposed over their tights. Batman and Robin (I kinda wonder about their sexuality) should be charged with disorderly conduct if they are ever seen cruisin' the streets of Flint in their Batmobile wearin' their Underoos.

Also, beware of male ballet dancers. They have firm thighs and buttocks underneath their tights.

If I'm reading the Michigan penal code correctly, then getting caught showing your ass crack three times is a listed offense and you have to register as a sex offender. Just imagine.

Do the same rules apply to women with whale tails?

"Just say 'no'" to crack!

I didn't realize that Flint's problems have diminished to the point where this type of law enforcement has become a priority. Michael Moore needs to film an update!

It being summer, I'm seeing an awful lot of flesh I wish the law protected me from seeing.

Not that there's a racial element to this or anything...


Brian B,

What is a 'whale tail' on a woman?


When I started teaching college after two careers in the corporate world and consulting, I kept wanting to tell the young women on campus to pull up their trousers and pull down their tops. I didn't think anything was improper or immodest. I just thought they had to be reminded to pull 'em up, and pull 'em down. After a while I realized they were already pulled up and pulled down.

Twenty years ago there was a style among teen girls which included the wearing of men's boxer shorts as outerwear over their own underwear. So, could a guy be arrested or cited for wearing his own underwear as outerwear? Could a teen girl be subject to the same consequences? Could the long term effects result in a shortage of plumbers and carpet installers?

Norman: Whale tail.

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This type of behavior and dress is indeed indecent and disorderly. Most of you miss the point as to why young males and disproportionately young black males engage in this type of "expression". What is it that they are exactly expressing? Contempt and influence. It's bad influence and it's done to get a rise out of others (especially whites). Doesn't matter if the attention is negative, it's still attention.

Most lack the intelligence and upbringing to conduct themselves in society in a normal healthy manner that would allow them to relate effectively with other human beings....and in turn most human beings avoid them. So this is how they lash out and get attention, especially from white people. Blacks know this behavior is bothersome to white culture. And they get off on it. If you were to say to a black male with his pants down "you know this pisses white people off", they would smirk with joy. It's a cry for attention, but in a purposefully racist way.

If anyone thinks this is some sort of racist law you're confusing cause and effect. The law is to stop behavior X. It is not the fault of the lawmaker that black people commit behavior X disproportionately. Black people commit murder at seven hundred percent the rate of whites, yet do you say laws against murder are racist? You have to think rationally.

what most people forget is in prison this started out as young inmates telling older strong bulls they were accepting of back door fun.so i dont understand why they wear ther pants this way. but i dobelieave its not the polices bussiness. they have better things to do. besides other states have ruled theses laws as bullshit. you people who want to police everything about everyone move back in time to nazi germeny. this is coming from a 38 fat white guy. i have enough trouble paying my bills right now, and thinking money wasted on this stuff kills me

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