Saggy Pants ban in Terrebonne Parish hits below the belt

Saggy Pants ban in Terrebonne Parish hits below the belt
Louisiana Politics

POSTED: Friday, April 12, 2013 - 3:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 10:38am

The Terrebonne Parish Council voted to outlaw saggy pants.

Anyone caught wearing their pants hanging below the waist is subject to a fine.

The council voted Wednesday night eight to one, passing the controversial "saggy pants" ordinance.

Debate leading up to the vote was split.

Those against saggy pants say the fashion trend is freedom of expression and the ordinance is unconstitutional..

Those for banning saggy pant say this new law sends a guiding message to young people, saggy pants is bad behavior.

First time offenders will be fined fifty dollars. A second offense one hundred dollars and a third, one hundred and fifty dollars.

The penalty for a fourth offense will be up to a judge to decide.

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Every city in the state should pass this law and increase the fine for getting caught, I cant stand to be out with my family and see some young punk running around with half of his A _ _ hanging out and think he is so cool , when it only shows how much lack of parenting he has had, if one of mine walked out of the house like that he wouldnt be able to sit down for a while, parents are to blame for most of this , because they allow and even buy the pants 5 sizes to big for them to wear.

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