State Of Louisiana’s New Law Fines Anyone Who Wears Saggy Pants
It looks like the State of Louisiana is no longer willing to tolerate a specific clothing style that is popular with gangs and thugs.
Saggy pants wearing will not be tolerated any longer with anyone who violates the ordinance facing a fine and eventually community service for chronic violators.
Looks like some of these people are going to need to invest in a belt very soon.
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Terrebonne Parish, LA passed a law that makes wearing baggy pants in public illegal, charging $50 for a first
offense, $100 for a second offense, and $100 plus mandatory community service for a third offense.
The ordinance, which states that exposing undergarments below the waist is “contrary to safety, health,
peace, and good order of the parish and general welfare” has already sparked debate among the
“To make laws of governing social differences is a slippery slope to the level of government that we do
not allow,” claimed local resident Ida Moore. She is not the only town member who is concerned that the
new ruling is a violation of sorts.
Jerome Boykin, the group’s president, however claims that the ban is designed to benefit the people of
Terrebonne. “This is not a black issue; this is not a white issues; this is a people issue.”
Some of Boykin’s concern stems from the origin of the trend, “Young men who were in prison who
wanted to have sex with other men would send a signal to another man with his pants below his waist.”
Despite the concerns of town members of the legitimacy of the law and whether or not it will work, it
looks like it is here to stay for now. Local council Vice Chairman Russell Hornsby suggested that local
authorities re-evaluate the baggy pants ban after a year.
Do you think Louisiana has gone too far in banning this specific style of wearing pants or is about time?
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