Riviera Beach, Florida is facing a crisis. The city’s new law to criminalize “saggy” or baggy pants has been struck down as unconstitutional. Palm Beach Circuit Judge Paul Moyle appears to believe that the Constitution protects people from having their clothing style choices dictated by politicians. What a rube in a robe. Who will not protect the good people of Riviera Beach from the clothing choices of others?
Seventeen-year-old Julius Hart was charged when an officer spotted him riding his bicycle in the 2800 block of Lakeshore Drive with 4 to 5 inches of blue and black boxer shorts sticking out of his black pants.
Moyle seemed confused and then clear. “Somebody help me. We’re not talking about exposure of buttocks. No! We’re talking about someone who has on pants whose underwear are apparently visible to a police officer who then makes an arrest and the basis is he’s then held overnight, no bond. No bond!”
Of course Moyle has a conflict of interest. He is often seen at work wearing saggy robes.
It is not clear what will happen now to the others busted for bagginess, here.