posted on Aug, 25 2007 @ 10:06 AM
This stupidity WILL FAIL in the courts. Many towns have tried thgis and it always fails. Indecency is already defined by the Supreme Court and it
involves overt sexual conduct or the showing of intimate body parts, not clothing lines and straps!!
It is a way for local politicians to placate the black ministers that are getting an earfull from the congrgants about how awful the youth look,
etc. Just like all thru history. It will NEVER pass legal muster, never. No way. Obscenity was defined in court cases many years ago and there is no
way that clothing that covers the nipples and genetalia can be called obscene.
To be obscene, an act must shock the conscience and cause the viewer to be offended to a degree that cannot be had by merely assuming that what is
under the clothing is there; it must be seen to be obscene. For example, ' flipping off ' a cop may not be wise, but it is NOT illegal in any state,
the federal courts have ruled. No gesture would be obscene unless it aroused ' prurient desires ' and rose to the level of inciting sexually
indecent images in the minds of the observer.
This is Atlanta after all, predominately black and with a huge young population that wears the fashions of their culture. The preachers and
conservative ' leaders ' in that community are always raving about the youth having bad examples and leaning toward the worst..but they fail to see
the obvious: limiting clothing that does not reveal body parts is silly and accomplishes nothing.
Will Atlanta have the equivalent of the sharia police that they have in Iran ,etc., that go around whipping people for wearing clothes that they
don't like? Will the police arrest ladies with the wrong bra on? Will the jails be full of those who wore the wrong pants out to a movie? Where does
this stupidity end? If a person chooses to wear a thong why is that bad? Because to people who lust after the flesh, like most conservative
mouthpieces, they see the hint of undies as a stimulating and sexual thing..sick as it may be.
Next they will ban lengerie models from store windows because anyone viewing them might think of BED time and BED means sex, right? That is what
this is all about actually, the linking of sexuality to clothes. Certain clothes makes the old fogies think about ' nasty ' things and so they think
that by outlawing certain things, that they will reduce the amount of sex that people will think about. Sex to them is a BAD thing, unles within
marriage of course and with no frills!! Basic missionary or nothing is good enough for 'em!!.
This is a sick and twisted mindset that should be kaughed out of the first court in gets to, and it will. NO judge in their right minds would allow
this case to go any further. It is patently illegal and unConstitutional; it is NOT OBSCENE to show clothing lines and types thru clothes. unless
certain body parts are shown and inspire lewd and lacivious reactions from the observer, it is NOT obscene. End of story.
This is just more big brother nonsense and it will fail miserably in the courts, as it always does. Palm Beach has a law that no one can go topless
on the streets; men included. They think that a mans bare chest is an affront to the Palm Beach moneyed matrons and so thet insist on shirts off of
the beach. But even Palm Beach would never try and ban certian tyupes of underwear and what shows under clothes..it is ridiculous and doomed to fail.
Why don't the righteous and morally perfect ninnies who support this idiocy get a life and leave the young people alone. Just because some old fogies
think about sex whenever they see anyone not covered from head to foot does not mean that we all think that way.
God help the USA when the laws are used to deny expression and fashion in the name of ' decency ' even tho there is no flesh showing!! Amazing .
How could any thinking person not see the obvious lunacy in such laws? If Atlanta has the money to burn on attorneys and such then go for it, but do
not be suprosed when the first federal judge to hear this throws it out as unlawful prior restrain of free speech. Unless it is OBSCENE according to
community standards, then it is legal. And anyone that thinks that the Atlanta area is a bastion of hometown values and apple pie America hasn't been
there for a few decades!!
Bad laws; we have all we need and we need no more. Drop the phony indignity over a shapely young thing in a tight and sexy outfit and go back to
your communities and fight for real change, like jhobs and housing and fighting bigotry. Let the silly side issues solve themselves without making new
and repressive laws.