With all the pressing issues facing the city of Huntsville, and the state of Alabama, there is a petition being circulated asking the city of Huntsville to pass an ordinance for a $25-$50 fine and community service to children and adults wearing "saggin pants" in public.
Before I type another word let me make if perfectly clear I think sagging pants are a sloppy fashion trend, and adds to the negative perception of black youth. That said, what part of you can't legislate personal behavior don't you understand? If you don't like sagging pants, don't wear sagging pants. It's like telling a woman she can't choose to have an abortion. It's like telling gay people they can't serve in the military. It''s like telling women they can't wear pants to work. It's like telling grown folks they can't gamble in their own state, with their own damn money. It's like telling Michelle Obama she can't show her arms. It's like telling someone you can't drink alcohol on Sunday. You get my drift?
The Declaration of Independence declares We the People are entitled to Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If wearing sagging pants makes someone happy, so be it. If they can't get a job because their pants are sagging that's on them. If they can't run from danger because their pants fall down around their knees and trip them up, that's on them. If an airline won't let them board the plane with sagging pants, that's on them. You feel me?
Note the race of the young men (?) in the picture above. This is a another way to target young black men, putting them at risk for subjective profiling, something they already face disproportionately.
.....As Stupid does
No charges are expected to filed in the case of the downtown Huntsville shooting at the skate park that left one injured and children running for cover. As the shooter said "I think it's a pretty clear-cut case of self-defense," Oh, OK.
But let's talk about all the drugs, gun violence, and crime in north .......Huntsville.
Two career readiness seminars will be held soon in Huntsville to help job seekers find work at Remington Outdoor, Toyota and the Huntsville Police Department. Remington announced in February it will create 2,000 jobs over 10 years at its new gun plant in the former Chrysler building near Huntsville International Airport.Expect more gun makers to follow.
RedEye tiptoeing away from the computer muttering life is like a box of chocolates....