Baggy Pants Ban Spreading Across NJ? - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Baggy Pants Ban Spreading Across NJ?

Posted: Updated:
Point Pleasant, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

Point Pleasant Beach Councilman Steven Reed is fed up with seeing young people's underwear. He's so fed up that at a town council meeting he said he's considering joining Wildwood and several other New Jersey towns and introducing a ban on saggy pants.

However, the town’s Mayor Vincent Borella feels there are much bigger problems happening in the area and he thinks this idea is misguided.

“The fact that somebody’s boxer shorts are showing is on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being least important and 10 being most important, about a minus-twelve,” he said.

But is this apparel problem even that apparent along the town’s boardwalk? While wandering around the shore town you are sure to see revealing beach attire, but the presence of saggy pants seems to be few and far between.

Even so, Rod who lives in Point Pleasant says that he supports the proposed ban.

“To be honest with you I don’t need my kids looking at somebody’s underwear as they’re walking up and down the boardwalk,” he exclaimed.

This topic has a large presence on social media as well, but if you scroll through comments it doesn't take long for the baggy pants problem to become an issue of race with many thinking a saggy pants ban is just a creative way to make inner city minority youth understand that they're not welcome.

If this ban is passed, it wouldn’t just apply to the boardwalk, but to the entire town of Point Pleasant.

So the question remains, is a saggy pants ban simply about not wanting to see people’s exposed underwear, or not wanting to see the type of people who most often wear them?

 

  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • Father Dies In North Wildwood Riptide

    Father Dies In North Wildwood Riptide

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:04:18 GMT
    A day at the beach turned into tragedy for 54 year-old father of four Brad Smith after he and his daughter were violently sucked into a riptide at the Hereford Inlet in North Wildwood, New Jersey. Smith and his family were vacationing with Scott Sunderland, his best friend and his family. However, while their wives were soaking up the sun and playing with their children, Smith and Sunderland took off with their daughters down their beach.
    A day at the beach turned into tragedy for 54 year-old father of four Brad Smith after he and his daughter were violently sucked into a riptide at the Hereford Inlet in North Wildwood, New Jersey. Smith and his family were vacationing with Scott Sunderland, his best friend and his family. However, while their wives were soaking up the sun and playing with their children, Smith and Sunderland took off with their daughters down their beach.
  • Newark’s 17-Year-Old Kristen-vs-Governor Christie

    Newark’s 17-Year-Old Kristen-vs-Governor Christie

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:04:01 GMT
    17 year-old Kristen Towkaniuk has been leading the charge to help change Newark’s public schools. She wants the local administration to regain control of their public schools, not the state. This after Governor Christie recently appointed new Superintendent Cami Anderson. Yesterday, Towkaniuk chased the Governor down to Belmar, New Jersey where he was addressing a crowd during the latest stop of his “No Pain, No Gain summer conversation tour”.
    17 year-old Kristen Towkaniuk has been leading the charge to help change Newark’s public schools. She wants the local administration to regain control of their public schools, not the state. This after Governor Christie recently appointed new Superintendent Cami Anderson. Yesterday, Towkaniuk chased the Governor down to Belmar, New Jersey where he was addressing a crowd during the latest stop of his “No Pain, No Gain summer conversation tour”.
  • High Cancer Rates Among 9/11 First Responders & Workers

    High Cancer Rates Among 9/11 First Responders & Workers

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:11:33 GMT
    The cancer rate among 9/11 first responders and workers has doubled. 2,500 police officers, firefighters and other workers in the area who were exposed to toxins from the collapse of the World Trade Center have been diagnosed with the deadly disease. This information was released by Mount Sinai Hospital's World Trade Center Health Program, which tracks the health of 37,000 first responders.
    The cancer rate among 9/11 first responders and workers has doubled. 2,500 police officers, firefighters and other workers in the area who were exposed to toxins from the collapse of the World Trade Center have been diagnosed with the deadly disease. This information was released by Mount Sinai Hospital's World Trade Center Health Program, which tracks the health of 37,000 first responders.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices