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Tenn. teen shot in behind over sagging pants

  1. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    Tenn. teen shot in behind over sagging pants
    Cops say gunman was angry when the boys refused to pull up their pants


    The Associated Press
    updated 10/5/2010 2:46:29 PM ET


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. Police say a 45-year-old Memphis man angry over two teens' sagging pants shot one in the buttocks during an argument. He faces aggravated assault charges.

    The boys were walking through a southeast Memphis neighborhood when Kenneth E. Bonds yelled at them to pull up their pants, according to an arrest document.


    Police Sgt. Ron Perry said the teens refused and the three began arguing in the street. Bonds then brandished a semi-automatic pistol and threatened to shoot the teens.
    Story: Man denies crack in buttocks is his

    Perry said Bonds fired several shots and hit one of the teens as the pair ran away. The teen's wound wasn't critical. The other wasn't injured in the Sept. 25 shooting first reported by The Commercial Appeal in Memphis.

    A court clerk says it's not clear if Bonds had a lawyer.
    [ur]http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39523336/ns/us_news-weird_news/?GT1=43001[/url]

    1. kirstenblog profile image77
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I know this is serious and all that, shouldn't go round shooting people and such but come on! This made me laugh and think it was a made up story for like The Daily Show or SNL or something! yikes

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image67
      Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Another incident that supports the right to carry arms, in this case to protect against to public obscenity.

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image76
        Evan G Rogersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        the guy could have just as easily had a knife or a bow and arrow.

        Your argument is thus refuted.

        1. Christopher Floyd profile image60
          Christopher Floydposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Knives and bows used as weapons count as arms. Your refutation is thus overridden.

    3. S Leretseh profile image59
      S Leretsehposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have to say, I absolutely HATE seeing young males with saggy pants. Shooting them is excessive, but if every teen started to pull up their pants fearing this response,  well, many I think would call this guy a HERO - myself included. I know, he got his civil rights.

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image76
        Evan G Rogersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It's really interesting - In the schools that i'm teaching at, I see teenagers wear blue jeans 'belted' to their mid-thighs. Under that they have some sort of sports-shorts, and then under those they have their actual underwear. It's like they want to have their pants down to their knees, but they still don't want to show off their underwear.

        Intriguing stuff. They want to rebel, but they want to conform.

  2. Ohma profile image73
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    Sad to say that while the shooter was obviously wrong and should certainly see a good bit of the local jailhouse for what he did I can certainly empathize with the thought of being tired to death already of seeing people who think having their backsides hanging out for the world to see is cool.
    I have actually had to sit in traffic and wait for one of these people to cross the road. It took him 5 minutes to walk across a two lane intersection tying traffic up in both directions because he kept falling over his own ridicules pants.

    1. Lily Rose profile image87
      Lily Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ditto!

      I don't understand what is so cool about that look - it looks STUPID!!

      I'd also like to know just how their pants actually stay up when the belt is around their thighs!  How in the world can that be comfortable?  They may as well just walk around in their boxers, it may even look better!

      1. h.a.borcich profile image58
        h.a.borcichposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I agree. This past summer at the local swimming pool we saw one of these idiots. He had underwear and his swimtrunks on like they wear the jeans. It was obscene! When I complained he acted indignant like he had the right to show off his privates in wet attire infront of all those kids. Shame he never learned how to dress himself.

        1. Ralph Deeds profile image67
          Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          What's your reaction to thongs showing above jeans, or thong bikinis? Visible thongs are quite common these days.

        2. alternate poet profile image66
          alternate poetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I recall the same pathetic moralists hardly able to contain their hate and anger over long hair, velvet jackets and suede shoes, leather jackets, body piercings, and for some reason hipster jeans really got them dribbling spit - and they were all 'good upright christian folk' as well.  They would also have tacitly approved shooting the perpetrator of such horrendous crimes, and they went into total hissing fits over same sex couples holding hands in public.  Nothing much changes I guess ?

          1. Christopher Floyd profile image60
            Christopher Floydposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Seriously?
            Okay, 1) Everyone knows that long haired hippy types are for spraying with water hoses, not bullets.
            And 2) the pants thing is a part of a CRIMINAL subculture co-opted into the larger culture (also known as wannabes). Who's to say the old man didn't save this guy's life? I mean, if you look like you're in the game, someone is going to make a play on you. Not that I think the butt shot individual will change up his wardrobe...
            Oh, and 3) don't over-reach in your generalisationizing. Not everyone who frowns on a fad or life style would kill to enforce that frown.

        3. Ralph Deeds profile image67
          Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Just curious, at the pool were there any skimpy bikinis with thong bottoms? Disgusting! Enough to make a man sick at his stomach.

          1. Evan G Rogers profile image76
            Evan G Rogersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            hahahahahahah - thank you Ralph, for making a great point.

            But i think we need to see more girls showing off their bottoms...

            ... ... no reason...

      2. Ralph Deeds profile image67
        Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well, this guy got what he deserved!!!

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image67
      Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well, in this case he got what he deserved!!!

      1. Ohma profile image73
        Ohmaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I am not sure which guy you think got we he deserved.

        1. Ralph Deeds profile image67
          Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          The kid with the droopy pants, of course! (My comment was sarcastic, not serious.) The guy who shot the kid should go to jail for a long time.

  3. alternate poet profile image66
    alternate poetposted 7 years ago

    Yes - wearing the clothing of your choice is way good enough reason for some d@ckhead with a gun to start shooting the place up - what kind of country are you guys living in !!!!!    and you support gun laws so that any dimwit can have one - says a lot I guess.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank God Almighty we live in a country where the right to bear arms and shoot offending buttocks is guaranteed by the 2nd and 28th ammendments.

      USA!  USA! USA!

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image72
        EmpressFelicityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        The right to bare arse? 

        Sorry, couldn't resist lol

        1. Christopher Floyd profile image60
          Christopher Floydposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    2. Jim Hunter profile image60
      Jim Hunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Why don't you get back to making substandard products to sell us?

    3. Christopher Floyd profile image60
      Christopher Floydposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This dimwit has four.This dimwit's wife has two.  If they were good enough to keep the Emperor of Japan from invading the States, they're good enough to administer a spanking.

  4. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    As a former teacher who worked with students on parole,it was brought to my attention why this came to style. Like the sneakers without laces, the pants hanging off their butts is something seen in jail. The belts and laces are removed for safety reason and I guess this look told others outside of jail that they were arrested and were considered "bad asses"
    I think they look like plain asses myself.roll

    1. Christopher Floyd profile image60
      Christopher Floydposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I hope I'm wrong, but I heard that in prison it meant they were for sale.
      *ahem*

  5. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    LOL Two wrongs don't make right - but still funny. Thanks Stacy smile

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image67
      Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If not two wrongs, how about two thongs?

  6. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    Reaction to the incident

    Warning: disturbing content.

    1. Jim Hunter profile image60
      Jim Hunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Somebody should have shot Simon.

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        He IS a foreigner, so I guess it would be legal.

        1. Jim Hunter profile image60
          Jim Hunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You are such a Nationalist.

          Get over the hate.

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I had some tea this morning.

            1. Christopher Floyd profile image60
              Christopher Floydposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Heh heh. Tea.
              I'm more of a statist. Can I get over it too?

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image67
      Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Great video! I can't wait to see that guy again. They should play the video in schools starting in junior high!

  7. waynet profile image72
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    Hahahahahaha shot in the cheek of his arse!!! hahahahahah!!

    ......oh....hahahahahahahaha......hehahehaha!....that's gotta hurt, bet he can't sit down for awhile without the old choco starfish squinting!!!

  8. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    A very stupid reason to shoot people! A very stupid reason to shoot stupid people. Not funny to me. Couldn't he just say something without shooting the guy? Are we so angry now? Should we start shooting down all idiots? I have couple at work...

 
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