Can freedom of speech be applied to indecent exposure?
According to the AP, the new police chief of Flint, Mich., is going to crack down on crack. Not the drug, but the kind that can be seen when young men wear their trousers too low on their hips.
Many residents fear that this order will unfairly target African-Americans. The American Civil Liberties Union already has a lawyer, Greg Gibbs, on the case. The precedent for the ACLU is to oppose any restriction on clothing. In May 2008, the ACLU won a case in Florida over the wearing of rainbows in a high school. On their Web site, the ACLU reported, "Principal David Davis admitted under oath that he had banned students from wearing any clothing or symbols supporting equal rights for gay people. Davis also testified that he believed rainbows were "sexually suggestive" and would make students unable to study because they'd be picturing gay sex acts in their mind.