Cities putting the crackdown on saggy pants

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by gerald285, Aug 30, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. gerald285

    gerald285
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2006
    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    0
    NEW ORLEANS — Hike up those pants. Droopy drawers that bare skin or underwear might soon be forbidden fashion on the streets of Alexandria and Shreveport, and violators could be forced to part with some cash.

    "I'm tired (of) looking at behinds," Shreveport Councilwoman Joyce Bowman said after Tuesday's 4-3 vote to ban fanny-flaunting trousers.

    Nobody can be arrested just for violating the ordinance, but they could be fined or required to perform community service. The maximum fine for a first offense is $100.

    Alexandria's City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the baring. Its ordinance allows some sag, but 3 inches or more can bring a fine of $25 to $200 and a requirement for community service.

    If the mayors of Shreveport and Alexandria sign the ordinances, they will bring Louisiana's total to at least six, with at least two more cities considering bans.

    Elsewhere, Atlanta's City Council has held a hearing on a measure to outlaw saggy pants that reveal shorts or thongs.

    A similar proposal in Stratford, Conn., was soundly rejected this week after critics argued it would be unconstitutional and unfairly target minorities.

    Some opponents cite other objections.

    "Are you going to have a 'sagging' court?" Michael Williams asked Shreveport's council. "The police have more important things to do than chase young boys and girls and say 'pull your pants up.'"
    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/bizarre/5093968.html

    To be honest I am in total agreement with this, but they are not going far enough. Every women that shows cleavage should also fall under the same law.
     
  2. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K)
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    26,806
    Likes Received:
    78
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Loading...