American town outlaws baggy trousers

Baggytrousers
A Louisiana town council has unanimously passed an law aimed at tackling the public decency menace of low-slung trousers.
.. skaters beware!
Delcambre Mayor Carol Broussard, earlier this week confirmed he will sign the proposal "to make wearing saggy trousers an act of indecent exposure", the BBC reports.

He said: "If you expose your private parts, you’ll get a fine." To absolutely clarify his position on the matter, he said of trouser low-riders: "They’re better off taking the pants off and just wearing a dress."

The possible penalty is $500 (£254), and offenders really letting it all hang out could face six months’ jail.

Town attorney Ted Ayo explained that the ordinance "expands on the existing state indecent exposure law by adding underwear to the list of forbidden exposures". He elaborated: "This is a new ordinance that deals specifically with sagging pants. It’s about showing off your underwear in public."

Unsurprisingly, some residents have complained the clampdown is aimed at black citizens, since " low-slung trousers are fashionable among hip hop fans". Broussard dismissed the claim with: "White people wear sagging pants, too." [via TheRegister]

By mofgimmers | June 15th, 2007





mofgimmersAmerican town outlaws baggy trousers
  • Casey Shounder

    “Indecent exposure laws in most states make it a crime to purposefully display one’s genitals in public, causing others to be alarmed or offended”

    So how is underwhere Indecent Exposure?

    It say’s that kids do it to “It’s about showing off your underwear in public.” No it’s not its not a “style” its just how the pants end up, ok just asking would you rather them sag in front or back??

    Look if you see something that you don’t like look away or ask them to do something about it. You don’t see kids yelling and signing laws saying that hip huggers is wrong so need I say WTF. come on do you know how fast their will be a big fuss bout all this and it will all start with one kid who goes to court saying “not guilty” and then it starts.

    Not to get off topic but how is it that when girls have on low cut shirts that show so much cleavage that it puts the Grand Canyon to shame they don’t get into trouble?? But all it takes is someone to say “you that’s wrong pull your pants up” as far as im concord that’s just freedom of speech. but for crying out loud if you don’t like it look away be more mature not some little winy kid who has to get something so small and turn it into such a big deal that FINGS YOU $500

    As far as im concern its gona take more then a lawsuit to get me to pull up my pants because as far as I know you only get into trouble if they are around your ankles

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