Assembly has made Virginia a laughing stock

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 12, 2005

Editor, the News-Herald:

Well I know this isn’t news coming out of Suffolk, but it will affect a lot of young people and parents: Has the state legislating gone mad, telling people how to wear their clothes? I really thought I was in the United States of America, the land of the free. The nation and other countries are now laughing their pants off because of the bill even being considered by the legislation.

I would understand if the people or person was walking around town with no underwear on and showing his or her butt off. but the police have more important things to worry about. The five minutes or more it takes that officer to write a ticket for a person’s underwear showing, he could be stopping someone for a DUI, drugs, fighting, stop a slaying from occurring or just be somewhere useful like in his car waiting for his next move to be radioed.

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I don’t care too much about people wearing pants down like that but it’s their choice and no one else’s. I’m just waiting for the state to issue dress code guidelines and belts to everyone in Virginia.

Kelly Wilson