This weekend, Virginia Beach police commandeered giant photographs in a local Abercrombie & Fitch clothing store. City Code Section 22.31, makes it a crime to display “obscene materials in a business that is open to juveniles.” One of the pictures shows several bare-chested boys running through a field wearing jeans. The one in the font’s jeans are at half-mast, exposing a substantial portion of his dime slot. The store had been asked to take the photographs down several times before but didn’t comply. Is showing a kid’s butt crack in a larger-than-life-sized picture a bit strange? Yes. Obscene? We’re not sure, but Virginia Beach, the city that tried to ban public cursing, is.
By February 4, 2008