Feeds

Judge de-ASBOes yoof's low-slung kecks

Hoodie's human right to expose underwear

Build a business case: developing custom apps

An 18-year-old Bedford yoof has secured what appears to be a landmark legal victory for those who prefer their trousers at half-mast, the Times reports.

Ellis Drummond was facing an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) "prohibiting him from using threatening behaviour, begging or entering the grounds of Bedford College", following convictions for "assault, possession of Class B drugs and theft".

The order also sought to prevent Drummond “wearing trousers so low beneath the waistline that members of the public are able to see his underwear” and appearing in public wearing any apparel “with the hood up”.

However, when the ne'er-do-well was hauled before Bedford Magistrates’ Court on 27 April, District Judge Nicholas Leigh-Smith declared that the last two requirements "struck me as contrary to the Human Rights Act".

Accordingly, Drummond may now continue with his kecks approaching his ankles, although not around Bedford College during the four-year life of the ASBO.

Alex Deane, big cheese down at civil liberties outfit Big Brother Watch, suggested to the Times: “The proper punishment for the comically low-riding trousers favoured by some people is that we all think they look like idiots.”

You can judge for yourselves just how much of an idiot Drummond resembles right here. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS
Threaderick the Great! And YES, we asked the Arapaho
NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'
Spooks ask Dabbsy to suggest a nice hotel with pool
Russia sends SEX-CRAZED GECKOS to SPAAAAACE!
In space... no one can hear you're green...
Indian techies-in-training face down MAN-EATING LEOPARD - and WIN
Big cat causes big trouble at Mumbai college
Too rich for an iPhone 6? How about a gold-plated Brikk?
Not lobbed at your head, silly – a bling phone
Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo
'FIRE' caption on dashboard prompts dunderheaded hard shoulder halt
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.