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  • Black Community Cries Racism Over New ‘Saggy Pants’ Ban

    08/23/2014 8:03:04 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    American news ^ | 8/23/14
    Recently, states and communities have started to ban “saggy pants,” requiring those with their pants too low to pay a fine for indecency. The latest city to support the ban is Pikeville, Tennessee. If residents are caught sagging, they will be charged a $25 fine. The ban has raised questions over whether or not the government has the right to institute laws that regulate someone’s fashion choices. There are also doubts as to whether police will take the time to enforce the law. “All I know is we just don’t want them running around half-naked on our streets,” Pikeville Mayor...
  • NJ town OKs boardwalk ban on saggy pants

    06/13/2013 12:50:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 12, 2013 6:52 PM EDT | Wayne Parry
    Hindsight will soon be punishable by a $25 fine in this Jersey Shore resort. Wildwood passed a law Wednesday night banning overly saggy pants on the boardwalk, prompted by numerous complaints from longtime visitors about having to see people’s rear ends hanging out in public. Subsequent violations of the law, which could take effect as early as July 2, could result in fines as high as $200, and 40 hours of community service. … Wildwood is a resort town near the southernmost tip of New Jersey. It is famous for its doo-wop ’50s musical culture, its neon art-deco motels, and...
  • Message to Tennessee on saggy pants: Butt out

    04/08/2012 7:32:52 AM PDT · by SmithL · 49 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 4/8/12 | Wendi C. Thomas
    Saggy pants in schools are such a menace to society that school boards will now be forced to outlaw them. Yep, that's what our state legislature decided last week, by passing a "nanny state" bill introduced by Memphis' own Rep. Joe Towns Jr. The law requires local school districts to create and enforce a ban on "clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent manner that disrupts the learning environment." It covers girls' sports bras, and was a weakened version of what Towns proposed three years ago. The earlier bill would have made it a criminal offense for...
  • Green Day frontman kicked off flight over saggy pants

    09/03/2011 2:55:27 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 53 replies
    KFSNTV (Fresno, CA) ^ | 9/2/11 | Staff
    <p>OAKLAND, Calif. -- Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says he was kicked off of a Southwest Airlines flight Thursday night for wearing his pants too low.</p> <p>The Bay Area rock musician was traveling from Oakland to Burbank when the incident occurred. "Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the ****? No joke!" Armstrong tweeted Thursday night.</p>
  • 'Saggy Pants Robber' sentenced to 26 years

    02/12/2011 1:45:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 11, 2011 | Ihosvani Rodriguez
    The Fort Lauderdale stick-up man, whose droopy wardrobe earned him the nickname "Saggy Pants Robber" and whose hold-up spree ended after he was shot in the buttocks in 2009, will be trading his trousers for prison garb. Luke Singletary, 21, was sentenced Thursday to 26 years in prison after pleading guilty to a host of armed robberies across Broward in 2009, according to information provided by the office of Wilfredo A, Ferrer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. When Singletary was nabbed that year, he was shot in the rear by Broward sheriff's deputies.
  • Dye pack and saggy pants foil bank robbery (Columbus...Pants On The Ground)

    11/02/2010 3:29:01 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 17 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 2, 2010 | Staff
    Dye pack and saggy pants foil bank robbery Suspect assaults 2 employees, flees without loot Tuesday, November 2, 2010 05:01 PM The Columbus Dispatch BANK PHOTOS VIA FBI The suspect takes cash from the bank. Sagging pants impede his getaway. A gunman's saggy pants and a bright red dye pack derailed a bank robbery this afternoon on the Southeast Side, the FBI said.
  • Should Saggy Pants Be Illegal?

    04/23/2009 11:55:19 AM PDT · by Sound of Liberty · 71 replies · 5,433+ views
    The Voice Magazine ^ | Jennifer LeClaire
    You may not like seeing thugged-out kids walking around with their drawers hanging out of their sagging trousers, but it's their Constitutional right to show their skivvies if they want to. So says Palm Beach County Judge Laura Johnson. She ruled this week that Riviera Beach, Fla.'s saggy pants law is unconstitutional. Despite how "tacky or distasteful" saggy pants are, people still have the freedom to walk around the city's streets wearing them, the judge said. The law entered the books in July 2008. It prohibits people from wearing pants that sag low enough to reveal underwear. The first offense...
  • (Hip Hop) Song Links Saggy Pants to Being Gay

    10/26/2007 8:01:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies · 2,084+ views
    NPR ^ | October 26, 2007 | NPR
    Song Links Saggy Pants to Being Gay The Bryant Park Project, October 26, 2007 · A new campaign by the city of Dallas targets the hip-hop style of wearing your pants low enough that your boxers are showin — and part of your posterior, too. The campaign has a signature song, "Pull Your Pants Up," by Dooney Da' Priest, that links so-called saggin' with being gay. After the BPP blogged NPR's original report on the public service announcement, listeners objected to lyrics they consider homophobic. Andrew Jones commented on a line about living "on the down low" — common slang...
  • Cities Cracking Down on Saggy Pants

    09/17/2007 5:40:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies · 231+ views
    My Way News ^ | September 16, 2007 | Matthew Verrinder
    It's a fashion that started in prison, and now the saggy pants craze has come full circle - low-slung street strutting in some cities may soon mean run-ins with the law, including a stint in jail. Proposals to ban saggy pants are starting to ride up in several places. At the extreme end, wearing pants low enough to show boxers or bare buttocks in one small Louisiana town means six months in jail and a $500 fine. A crackdown also is being pushed in Atlanta. And in Trenton, getting caught with your pants down may soon result in not only...