Posts Tagged ‘sagging pants’

Riviera Beach Police Having Arrested Every Violent Offender in City, Move On To Arresting Men Whose Pants Sag

September 12, 2008

Just kidding, I’m sure there’s probably several violent offenders with arrest warrants roaming Riviera Beach. But, dear residents, fear not, for your police department is protecting you from anyone that is showing between 2 to 5 inches of their underwear by sagging their pants. This very necessary ordinance was passed after several recent drive-by boxer showings that resulted in the deaths of 7 people. Those poor victims’ memory will be honored by Riviera Beach’s finest getting those dangerous pairs of underwear off the streets.

So far, 11 people have been arrested, and charged with a misdemeanor and face fines of up to $150.00. Repeat offenders could face up to 30 days in jail. Yes, this is your tax dollars at work. That’s some fine police work, Lou…….

I shouldn’t be too harsh on the police, they don’t make these asinine laws, but they will be the ones who will certainly face an even more hostile community as a result of enforcing the ordinance. Guess which racial group this law has affected the most so far? The collected mugshots of 8 of the 11 arrested men are shown below. What’s that ringing sound? I think it’s the ACLU.

Via The Smoking Gun

Appearing in court on an indecent exposure charge: what not to wear

July 1, 2008

Priceless.

PORTSMOUTH — Six inches of Elli Skiff’s buttocks were exposed by her low-hanging pants and lack of underwear, a police officer observed on May 29 in the heart of Market Square.

Based on that allegation, Skiff, 27, of 5B Heaton St., Rochester, faces a violation-level charge of indecent exposure/lewdness, to which she entered a not guilty plea in Portsmouth District Court Monday. It’s the second time Skiff’s pants have landed her in the District Court in seven months.

“Her pants were down to the point where people could see her privates,” prosecutor Stephen Kasmar told the Herald.

According to the complaint by Officer Eric Bentz, police were called to the downtown area by someone complaining about a “woman with pants drooping low.” Bentz noted on the back of the complaint that he observed Skiff squatting in front of a bench exposing what he estimated to be six inches of buttocks. After “several requests” that she pull her pants up, Bentz reported, she did “slightly” but her “pubic hair and buttocks were still exposed.”

In addition, Bentz reported, Skiff was “rude and disorderly.”

After she was cited for indecent exposure and lewdness, Skiff was “spoken to” again later the same day by a different police officer who was asked to serve her a barment letter prohibiting her from entering Starbucks.

Skiff’s trial date has not yet been scheduled.

On Nov. 8, 2007, Skiff pleaded guilty to a Newington police charge of criminal trespassing for refusing to leave the Fox Run Mall when asked to do so because her low-slung jeans revealed her buttocks. During her Oct. arraignment on that charge, she wore buttocks-revealing pants to the District Court.

In exchange for her guilty plea, the misdemeanor charge was reduced to a violation and she was fined $200, with all of it suspended pending her good behavior for six months.

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