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Baggy Pants Illegal In Louisiana Town, Opponents Say Law Is Slippery Slope

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Baggy pants are tacky, but making the questionable fashion statement illegal seems to be taking it a bit too far. One town in Louisiana apparently doesn’t see the problem as it has made baggy pants illegal.

The town of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana recently voted 8-1 in favor of outlawing baggy pants. The ordinance says that “appearing in public view while exposing one’s skin or undergarments below the waist is contrary to safety, health, peace and good order of the parish and the general welfare.”

Those found in violation of the new baggy pants law will be hit with increasingly more expensive fines for each offense. The first offense will cost $50, the second will cost $100, and every other offense after that will cost $100 and 16 hours of community service.

Those who argued for the law went to great lengths to point out that they aren’t making this a race issue. They said that baggy pants are simply crass, and an undesirable part of prison culture that made its way into mainstream fashion.

Those who opposed the law said that they agreed that baggy pants were tacky, but argued that legislating fashion is a slippery slope that leads to legislating morality. They said it was an example of government overreach and shouldn’t be allowed.

Despite arguments against it, it’s expected that the Parish president will sign the anti-baggy pants ordinance into law. The ordinance will surely promote decency among the young men and women of Terrebonne Parish because baggy pants are obviously the greatest threat to decency since rock and roll and mini-skirts.

[WWLTV via HuffPost]

Baggy Pants Illegal In Louisiana Town, Opponents Say Law Is Slippery Slope
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  • Poop McPee

    Better a slippery slope than a slippery buttcrack eh? EH? WELL? ANSWER ME NOW!!!! WELL???!!??!!

  • George Jarrett

    I like to wear baggies and saggies. It makes it easy to hide my sex toys while I’m parked outside of elementary schools.

    • butch

      your a sick puppy

  • Al

    As a cop I would not enforce this stupidity. This is really becoming a problem in this country as others try to put into law their beliefs and prejudices. That is not how the law is supposed to work, this needs to be overturned and those who enacted this voted or forced out for being stupid!

    • butch

      here’s a newsflash Mr. COP. Nuthin stupid about it. I can think of at least a hundred laws that are stupider than this.. Granted it may be getting a bit extreme but I know a hell of a lot of people, (several hundred in fact) and not one of them wants to see these clowns running around with their waistband at their knees and their underwear hangin out all the time. We redicule and make fun of the ones in our town that do it and it usually works until the next time. It’s sickening and pathetic, has gotten completely out of hand and something needs to be done about it. While this may not necessarily be the right approach, at least someone is trying to do something. And I would guess that probably at least 70 percent of the public would approve making it majority rules. Or don’t you have that concept in your part of the country? In addition, by the way, as a cop, you are OBLIGATED to enforce ALL laws without prejudice, unless and or until they are changed.

      • Ed

        You may as well come all the way out of the closet and tell us why you really won’t enforce this law.

      • http://yahoo Lyndon

        So apply some common sense, don’t serve them – problem solved. What is the standard? what about those with all of those tattoos? women with a lot of cleavage, mullets, men with tight pants I find just as distasteful, I can go on and on, but I guess the common sense approach for this town is beyond reason

      • http://www.date2settle.d8u.com Marquis

        I hope as a Cop you would not be selling drugs to these clowns, they are ideal candidates for penal institutions.

    • bill

      I think its a great law just like loud music is illiegle in some towns.Who wants too see a persons buttcrack

      • http://yahoo Lyndon

        they do not show any skin unlike other fashion trends

    • gat

      i hope this trend gets big,im tired of small children and ladys that go out in public seeing some faggat ass queer with his ass hanging out …personaly i think they should be arrested for indesent exsposure and put in prison were the whole pants half way down to your knees,is accepted .and they would get what there looking for…that is a steady boyfriend….oh and if this affends anybody ..oh well ….pull your pants up idoit you dont mind offending everybody else.

    • robin bowie

      More like the biggest stupidity AL is that you made the police force

  • digger

    …….sounds like JoeB has over dosed on Faux News.

  • bobby

    Idiot writer of this article, Terrebonne Parish is not a town. A Parish in Louisiana is the same as a County in other states.

    • lloyd

      Bobby—-”A” town in Terrebonne Parish! maybe the author is uneducated about LA. .go speed in golden meddow sometime and
      see LA’s law inforced. .they “DO” take care of business! LOL

  • Gunner350

    While I commend the Parish leaders for the thought I believe it is an overreach. If I were to live there and own a business, I would simply post the same sign as “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Saggy Pants, No Service”. I’ll wager it would get me more business than I would lose and a damned site better class at that.

    • http://yahoo Lyndon

      So simple, so effective, and full of common sense. Man what planet are you from?

  • http://yahoo Patrick

    I don’t want to see your shitty drawers or your willingness to take up your blow hole. It’s a signal to the other prisoners, your willingness. Idiots!

  • gat

    i knew some uneducated person was gonna scream race…well when u think about it ,it is a black gay thing..

    • http://yahoo Lyndon

      Actually it is prison gay thing

  • john

    Well, I can say this. . . As a 50 year old black father & a Louisianian, I applaud this!!!

    My youngest boy is 16 I caught him sagging with his friends in the park last year. Immediately when he noticed me, he began to raise his pants up & tighten that belt. Why? Because just like hi older brothers, I gave them only one warning: If I ever see your behinds not covered by pants or shorts, I am going to tear it up! They already know I can give a no nonsense whipping so that little problem, I never really had to worry about concerning my sons. . . However, many parents need to adopt this method & maybe, many of these young men will think twice before wearing their trousers underneath their butts. Okay, when I was younger, we were frowned upon because of the afros we wore. . . But there is a big difference in making a statement & being disrespectful & showing off your underwear can cross that line. That’s just me but to agree with the brother (Hasan) above, I don’t really think they need to make a law banning it. . . Parents just need to get involved within their children’s lives so that they can know the difference between right & wrong. And if they choose to do wrong, then tear that behind up!!!

    • Dewey

      John…I agree with you 100%. As a retired educator, male…not black, I refused to allow that junk in my classroom. I always stood at the door and when students saw me they hiked there pants up. I had some parents to come and tell me it was their child’s right to wear their clothing anyway they desired. My answer…not in my classroom. After I retired I went to another state to work. There were 8th grade girls sitting in my class with their thong underwear exposed….wished many times during that year that I could use a bucket of ice water to cool their ends a bit. That school administration would not support me in bringing that kind of behavior to a quick end. Sad that our youth thinks that is an acceptable way of expressing themselves. They do not realize that employers in their communities see them and when the approach their business asking for jobs their applications are trashed. Believe it or not this kind of behavior pre-exist some more serious criminal offenses because individuals tend to hang out with more serious riff-raffs criminals. In school students who expose their bodies in this nature tend to be very rebellious to school authority which is a contributing factor to poor school work. Next thing is…drop-out!

    • http://yahoo Lyndon

      ever go to beach – all you will see is underwear relabeled as swimwear. I do not support the trend at all, but if that is what one choses- This why I serve in the Army – to defend your right to pursue happiness.

  • Ed

    Baggy Pants became a fashion statement introduced by former Prison Inmates. They were worn low to let the other prisoners know that they were someone Bitch or that they were available for sex. Only the Faggots wore them that way. Ask any former inmate and they will verify that fact.

  • oddvark42

    I was a peace officer for several years. We liked baggy pants. It made offenders easier to catch. You can’t run as well if you are holding your pants up. Do the parents of these young kids care that they look like they are having to wear hand-me-downs and can’t afford clothes that fit? Or that they failed to teach their children to dress? What does it say about a society that glorifies prison to the point that they want to dress like inmates?

  • oddvark42

    I was just wondering if there was an exclusion for plumbers?

    • Glenn

      I think it is unconstitutional but the slugs that wear their pants this way will be punished bigtime if they do not stop this vulger and shameful behavior. The pressure required by the belt to keep them up is 2 or 3 times the pressure of a worker with a heavy tool belt at the waist where it belonges and will require hip replacements or worse by age 40 or 45. I learned about this with the tool belt. Now I cannot wear a tool belt and my hip joints are completely worn out. With the tool belt the pressure is there only when the belt starts tio slip down but these fools have that pressure all the time.

  • megan

    They’re not taking it far enough. any indecent exposures such as bikinis, swim trunks, bandeau tops, booty shorts, and shirts/dresses that expose any parts of a woman’s breasts should be OUTLAWED! YES all women should only be limited to thick, long sleeve, ankle length dresses and men should wear turtle neck sweaters and slacks at all times. swimsuit and underwear models should all be FIRED and forced to be nuns and priests. sagging pants/ANY form of expression is an abomination. And don’t stop there..no makeup, tattoos, body jewelry, etc.. lol if you haven’t caught on, I think this law is a bunch of bullshit, and certainly targets an already negatively stereotyped race.

    • lloyd

      Megan–hope you were just kidding. .realy tho, how many women wear very low cut blowses, and act insulted if a man stares or makes a comment. .well they ask for it. .anyone showing their tail has NO morals, male or female. .for once, bless you Louisana.

      • http://yahoo Lyndon

        The Bible says Adam and Eve became ashamed of their nakedness as a result of their sin. So nudity is immoral but has God originally intended

    • http://yahoo Lyndon

      Megan you should have stop at etc. I got it. AS far as negative stereotypes, these are willing to stereotype themselves and I have no problem with that. but to your initial point there are comments about a cap being worn backwards, well I wear mine backwards and only a person with limited comprehension would group me with those wearing pants below the hip

  • http://yahoo Jim

    Just your your information how these low ridding pantS style actually came about…. IN PRISON,THE INMATES WHO WERE AVAILBLE(THE RECIEVERS)
    WORE THEIR PANTS LOW AS TO SAY I’M AVAILABLE~

  • http://yahoo Danny

    Have you noticed these idoties that wear the baggy pants, they also have their caps on backwards. They don”t even know how to wear it.

    • http://yahoo Lyndon

      backward cap is a lot better than a mullet

  • jim claiborne

    Hope it catches on all across the U.S. Only STUPID, IGNORANT, people see the need to show their scrawny baggy ass – st&& stained shorts to people who do not think this is cute. Skaggy Bas $%%^&&%$

    • http://yahoo Lyndon

      @JIM,

      They usually don’t show their ass just boxer or shorts underneath. As bad and tasteless as it may be, why is the government limiting their freedom and pursuit of happiness?

  • db

    Why just in LA? This dump trend is nation wide. This appearance is tellng people you have no job or you make less than 20k a year.

    • http://yahoo Lyndon

      And if that is what they choose to communicate then so be it, we do have a 1st Amendment.

  • S-Smith

    All this will mean is Terrebonne Parish, LA taxpayers will be paying a lot of more in taxes (note a parish in LA is what most states call a county) The first person they ticket can call the ACLU or some other group to sue for a civil rights violation when they win the Parish will have to pay legal fees which could cost millions.

    • http://yahoo Lyndon

      and they brought it on themselves for ignoring common sense. Ban it in schools, encourage business to ban it, and oh here is a thought just ask them not to do it in public places. As a Black male, I am always encouraged when young men pull their pants up when in my presence for those who don’t – I acknowledge the style, bring up how this became style, and reaffirm the message that it sends. If they can get that then I will never hire them.

  • Sarge

    I don’t think they should be illegal, however; if the parents had taken a hand in this (to their backside), they wouldn’t want to be showing it. I think it looks ridiculous.

  • Bob

    Might as well ban stupidity … the two seem to go together.

    • http://www.date2settle.d8u.com Marquis

      It is a start, one of the issues of a free country is that you are allowed to be stupid even when you know it is downright dumb. Countries must work towards improving peoples brains or we will keep on producing mooks and lagahoos.

  • http://yahoo joeyd1355

    if you go back to the so called origin jailhouse it was to let bubba know you were his so with that in mind i guess your all gay you bunch of sagging sobs

    • bob saget

      id bet you love to suck on my stick….

  • binyam

    this is stupid. i dont really care for baggy pants or “sagging”, but who the hell is the government to tell us how to dress. everyone talks about how the government should stay out of our personal lives. But no one ever cares unless it’s something that effects them.

  • R Malbrough

    Just maybe if you check some of the laws in this country you will find several regarding obsenity. Sounds like they are finally uphoding the law that should have been enforced some time ago. I find looking at someone’s underclothing, slin, etc offensive and I have the right to not have to be subjected to it.

  • http://webpronews/life Jim Stovall

    Okay, Mr. Bogangles, stay out of town!

    • bob saget

      Jim, have you ever been violated by 4 different men at once? Let me and my friends show you

  • http://webpronews/life Jim Stovall

    Oh, I forgot, Louisiana has one of the worst health records in the nation. It is also among the poorest states. Its teenage girls are highly likely to get pregnant and lose their babies in proportion to the rest of the nation. Finally, it is a state wherein teens start using tobacco and alcohol to excess early on. But baggy pants will bring in some revenue so the state can use the money to do some sensible things.

    • RichardB

      No, Jim. You’ve got it all wrong. Baggy pants are the root of all evil.

    • NOLA

      Ignorant!

      • bob saget

        Nola id love to make love to those ass cheeks

    • Ally

      Jim,

      As a female resident of Louisiana, I can attest (backed with fact and experience from living in Louisiana) that females who reside in Louisiana are at no greater risk of becoming pregnant than any other state. Our young women are educated about safe sex just as well as any other state.

      Yes Louisiana is not as well off or as privileged as other states but we are not heathens. If it weren’t for the people of Louisiana (particularly the people from Terrebonne Parish) the nation would be even more dependent on other nations for their oil and fish resources.

      But since you are so quick to make assumptions about the beautiful state of Louisiana, let me give you the same courtesy. I can bet that you are from a northern state that knows nothing about Louisiana except what is shown on television. I can also bet that you are man who just assumes that anyone from below the Mason-Dixon line is uneducated white trash. But that’s ok, you’re entitled to your own misinformed opinion. Just like I have the opinion that the real trash floated to the top instead of settling at the bottom.

      As a closing remark I will say this; people can be educated but you can not fix stupidity.

      • bob saget

        Ally wanna do it?

  • RichardB

    Let Stupidity reign unconfined!!

  • Larry T

    I hate baggy pants and think they look disgusting however it should not be against the law unless it is indecent and he/she is showing her @$$ in public. However, it should be a great topic on your Reality Show. What a freakin joke

  • Ted

    Good for Terrebonne Parish! About time someone came down on these ignorant urchins. They’ll just grow up to be ignorant democrats anyway, and vote another moron into office as spite, so why not make a little portion of their worthless life miserable in advance. They’re just emulating prison homosexuals anyway. May be doing them a favor without them even knowing it.

  • polos

    Enough is enough. These narrow minded spoiled raised by welfare mothers brats bring their base morality and stick it in our face–about time someone had the guts to stand up against this stupidity. It true we fattened up their ass with President Johnson’s “war on poverty” but do they have to flaunt it on top of this. “A fool and his money are soon parted” as the Bible says.

    • get a belt

      Funny thing is if you look into how that style came to be was that sagging was adopted from the United States prison system where belts are prohibited. It started in the 1990s and with the whole ganster rappers that acted like they were hard core from the street crimals. Well I’ve had guys from the pen tell me that the guys that are sagging are advertising! They want to take it up the A$$. But because it’s just monkey see monkey do out on the streets and rappers that took the style and spread it we are were we are now. Little did the followers know that they are actully saying “I am another guy’s Bitch, here is my ass ready for anyone” yeah really tuff street guys.

      • ubdum

        Your a moron and know nothing

        • BBB

          Says the person who cannot spell “you’re.”

    • chris

      of course, on the upside, when they commit their crimes, just like the tennis shoes with the flashing lights, it does help to assist the police in capturing them, then we need to find a way to cause the judicial system to function and keep them off the streets than we don t have to look at them at all

      • bob saget

        get a life bro go to sleep at 1:12 am faaaaag

    • BBB

      LOL. Actually, Thomas Tusser said that. That’s not a Biblical quotation.

  • namvet527

    I agree. This is the dummest most crude dressintg attire I’ve ever seen. I agree that I am also glad someone has the guts to stand up to this crude immoral in your face grossness. I am waiting for all the RACE CARDS & RACE BAITING to come.

  • Jon M

    Congratulations to Terrebonne Parrish. About time somebody had some guts and common sense. Most municipalities are too afraid of being sued or to appear racist to enforce some standards of decency.

    Is the law against baggy or saggy pants? What is determined to be baggy? If the law stipulates no showing of under clothing, or pants below the waist I can support that. I don’t like seeing some guy’s underwear covered butt hanging out of his pants in public as I have seen, and I certainly don’t want any of the women in my life to see such a thing, especially my little girls.

    The author’s facetious comment at the end of his article shows his lack of understanding of slipery slopes. Obviously, most communities have myriad issues to deal with, failure to regulate public decency is a slippery slope also.

  • UNCONSTITUTIONAL

    The government is the one f**king us in the ass! Tell me why it is ‘illegal’ to wear baggy pants! its people decision just like how people decide what religion they are! If they want to tell the whole world that they’re open for business then let it be!! Since when does the government get involved in fashion/attire! Thats so stupid! Whats next? No rainbow color shirts bc its gay?! The government is overpowering us! Thats not what the founding fathers had in mind! Im embarrassed of this…

    • jake

      Ah is it not illegal to go streaking in public?I am from Louisiana contrary to what everyone believes they are not very many racist in Louisiana its not a race issue or a freedom issue.its an issue based on public decency.I currently live in Mississippi and guess what its illegal to curse/use vulgar language in public.I personally do not care to see someones butt when i walk around town.IMO its no different then streaking.The funny thing is most people don’t even realize what it means.It means you are available for the next guy to come and take you.It came from prison its just shows the ignorance of today youth.

  • John Aerson

    Racism is alive and well in Louisiana. The same inbreds we saw in Easy Rider still rule some places of Louisiana.

    • Don Ball

      John Aerson, it is racist people like you that label every incident as racist. You are NOT part of the solution!

    • Rickey Rodent

      What do you know about it? If you don’t live in Louisiana, shut up. There are just as many if not more black elected officials here as white ones. This isn’t even a race issue, it’s a common sense issue.

    • Mike

      First off, Terrebonne Parish is not a town, its a parish (county) that has several cities/towns in it. Second, I am familiar with the area and know that the chair-person for parish council that created the law is a black woman. So, if you don’t live in Louisiana or personally know the area, don’t run your mouth. The law was not created as a race issue, it was created from a public indecency issue.

  • S. Blade

    Hooray for Terrebonne Parish??? They wouldn’t know indecency if it came and bit them in the a$$! Letting children go hungry, allowing children access to guns…these are some of the things that are indecent!! Attempting to regulating what can and cannot be worn is another! Leave YOUR morality out of MINE! I agree that I don’t enjoy watching children and young adults show-off their undergarments, however there is Freedom of Expression.

    While raising children, I told my son that, if he ever wore pants that showed his undergarments or even the crack of his butt, I pull them down so the world could see the rest. But, THAT was not out of morality. It was out of a sense of taste.

    Now, if the LA police don’t have something better to do than write tickets for the fashion police, then let them find other jobs that will keep them busier.

    Would they rather have these persons wear? cloths that are so tight that you can see every follicle of hair, leaving nothing to the imagination??? It is the immoral mind that tries to regulate it’s own desires that create these laws! (IMNSHO)

  • ted spring

    Great idea….only idiots and well we all know who will be getting in trouble for this…..SO: bookem Dano

  • http://Facebook Tamara Kotton

    So wish that was the whole US of A!!! Its not racist, its not a fashion statement, its not a phase, or a fade, its stupid, & just plan ass lazy.

    No one wants to see your unmentionsables, & DONT tell us then DOnt look, everywhere people go theres someone with there damn pants hangin low!!!

    Have some pride in yourself & pull your pants up & be a human being & respect yourself & those around you!!.

    Also realize we as GOOD parents dont want our better children having to see your undergarments let along your ass crack!!!

    I know if I had a bussiness, & someone came in & gave me a application wanting a job with there pants down, the app would go in file 13, because I wouldnt be paying you to pull your damn pants up, thats NOT the job Id be paying you for, you can do that at home on YOUR own damn time, NOT mine!!

    I also agree, I told my son I would never let him out our house with his pants sagging down past his ass, he told me that I raised him better then that & so should other parents with their children too!!!!

    Those of you that wear your pants like that, look at if from our side & see what we see, or should I say what we DONT want to see!!!

    Maybe then you’ll all realize what an ass your being, instead of the ass your showing!!!

    • BBB

      Why would anyone want a job from you when you don’t know the diffrence between “there” and “their.”?

  • Travis Fredricks

    Now, we need to get that law pushed across the nation. I remember when saggin’ came out in the 90′s. My cousins and I used to do it and we never got comfortable with it. We weren’t thugs; we watched movies like: Boyz in the Hood and Menace II Society and wanted to be like them.

    It’s great that my home state had made a move to get the point across because it’s alot of folks out here that just make themselves look like straight fools. No employer is going to hire, if not wanting to keep an employee for that type of display. Dudes call it SWAG…I call it ignorant.

    • bob saget

      Travis Fredricks…oh boy you mustve gotten made fun of as a child i salute you

  • http://yahoo Y

    it’s not only the young generation wearing there pants be low the waist line rich and poor a like do it. Before my sons leave the house i make sure they’re wearing their paints with their belts on at the waist line and not saggin. I always tell them your appearance is everything especailing when looking for a job people look at how you present oneself. And your appearance will either help you get a job or not even getting a job

    • D

      So you make your children wear their pants at their bellybuttons? Because that’s where your waist is. I don’t know a single person who wears their pants that high. This is just as dumb as when people got upset by James Dean wearing t-shirts all the time. Yes, t-shirts. They’re considered undergarments and you’re supposed to wear them under something. They’re pretty much regular dress now and no one cares. Plenty of women go around showing skin below the belly button and no one complains, it’s only when guys do it. So this isn’t racist, it’s completely sexist. Please make sure all those women keep their tops on at Mardi Gras while you’re at it.

  • roger hill..

    i to dont like looking at peoples but like its a fashion statement,,but i do mind my own bessness,we have aloud our kids to have to wear uniforms in school.. why dont the teachers wear them..we aloud them to tell us, we have to wear seat belts,helmats,you can buy stuff,, cigs, beer, but you cant smoke or drink…then you have some helpless bartender trying to up-hold the law and tell you ,you cant smoke in here..she or he is not a cop.but is put into a spot by people.thatthey should not be put into..i cant talk on the phone and drive, but cops can, im not against police men,,very brave people..but where do we u s a,, draw the line…we want to be a bible belt cacity..but now we cant say, in god we trust,we need to get our priotys stright..we indeed dont need to show our buts,, but we do need to help protect each others rights,,we are giving them away…

    • Redd

      Roger Hill, I would say you have more to worry about then the baggy pants issue. Like, spelling and proofreading

    • Scott Davis

      It was not started by rappers and it was not to show rebellion. It was started in prison as a way to show that someone was available for sex.

    • BBB

      It’s ALLOWED, not aloud.

  • Erik

    The basis for this stupidity in the so called “fashion” statement is that this originated in a prison by convicted criminals as a form of rebellion to their captors. So the genius younger generations by “busting a slack” are paying tribute to convicted criminals!!!! One again another example of priority upbringing, take GOD out of our lives everywhere and bingo they pay tribute to and idolize convicted criminals instead of idolizing and paying tribute to GOD. Oh yeah, let’s not forget to pay tribute to and idolize the next pair of tennis shoes that come out also!! Way to teach priorities parents!!! This Louisiana Parishes law should be nationwide PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • billk

    it was not to long ago when ‘black’ was illeagal there…billk

  • David

    People have the right, according to the law, to dress how they like. It is however to dress in an improper manner i.e, naked (by the way, the law calls that indecent ex poser). The one person that said it was a rapper that started this, is correct. It was marked as being a statement or fad. Well fads go away, obviously not this one. What i think is funny, if it was a fat person that was bending over, these kids would say, that’s sick or gross. How muck sicker or grosser is it for the kids to be doing it.

    For the one who mentioned school uniforms, it wasn’t meant to tell the the children what to wear, it was do to teasing of the less fortunate kids by the upper class kids. The school decided to change the dress code so that no one has the better this or the better that.

    Here’s a question for the masses: would you like to see these kids with saggies working at your local fast food dive trying to pull up their pants in the middle of fixing your meal? Think about it, touching their butts then your food. I wouldn’t, just saying

    • wayne

      first off, who do you people think yall are? who gave you the right to decided what another person can wear and how they express themself? baggy or sagging pants is not a fad that was by rappers it was started in the prisons for thoses that where on the “downlow”. I say to each it’s own… worry about you and yours and stop trying to make people change who they are because those that are making these choices are “baby boomers”, times chance.

      • tony

        WOW again you Dont get it..when i go out with my wife or out to shop and i see guys wearing pants below there azz.. i want to kick them in the balls.. its disrespectful.. its called SAGGIN… spell it backwards ,, You still want to wear your pants below your butt. Doit.. i hope someone kicks your azz when you are seen in public.!!

  • Bruno

    Just the fact that these individuals do not know the meaning behind the trend shows their ignorance, in my opinion the lower the pants the lower the IQ.

    • wayne

      that was an ignorant comment from an ignorant person. im a college grad, father of five, and husband and my iq is off the chart, but i wear baggy jeans because i don’t like nut huggers and i look pretty good in them… it’s not what you wear its how you wear it and people should judging people based on apperances alone. IT MAN THAT MAKES THE CLOTHES NOT THE CLOTHES THAT MAKE A MAN…

      • http://yahoo duane

        I don’t think you are a college grad you can’t even get the saying right

      • tony

        You dont get it.. its not about BAGGY pants.. its about wearing the pants below your Azz.. you goofball..

  • Ron

    Making this illegal and in the law books poses too many risks that outweighs the benefits. Education starts at home and within the community. That is the real breakdown. Similar to this baggy pants issue is free speech. How many people speak foul and undesirable language that we wish to censor? It’s the same deal here. KKK, black panthers, and similar organizations still have that right to gather and have borderline but legal assembly. Baggy pants breaks no current laws, (indecent exposure is the closest; however, no one is exposing anything but clothing that we wish not to see, but clothing nevertheless). Regulating dress through legislation is not the answer. It starts at home, and besides, there are more and better solutions to this problem, some of which are already in place; such as dress codes in public places (restaurants, stores, airports, etc.), all gov’t ran facilities and transportation (schools, buses, metros, etc.), job prospects, and many other legal but effective ways in dealing with the matter.

    • Ben Perry

      Unfortunately, many male parents of boys with sagging pants also wear sagging pants. The young emulate their parents and older young men that they see hanging out and around in the community. I think they call the clothes worn close to the body underwear because those garments are supposed to be worn under the clothes, right? not so!– in fact, that convention is increasingly not the case. Record Producers, Video and Film producers, prison wardens, and employers could make wearing belts and suspenders part of the norm….the saggin pants fad would go away, wouldn’t it?

  • Nick

    Nice to see that politicians in this state have their priorities straight. Baggy pants kill people every single day! Next, they will make golf clubs illegal, followed by yellow sports cars and black suits. Welcome to Nazi America….

    • bob saget

      SO basically my dick needs to be in your ass

  • Ralph Spooner

    What these kids do not understand is that if a potential employer sees them dressed this way, they are destroying any possibility of getting a job. Employers can impose dress codes as a dress code helps determine the public image of a company. However misguided some of these laws are that ban this type of dress in the name of public decency, if these kids want to dress this way because they think it is “the current fashion trend” then so be it, it is their “right”. They just have to remember that the ideas of “public decency” can rapidly change and turn on them. When the voters of a community decide how they want the image of their community to be presented, there isn’t much a minor can do about it. From what I have seen in my own hometown, where they passed a similar law, these bans have withstood legal challenges so far.

    • bob saget

      I personally think nobody gives a rats ass about your comment so have fun living in your moms basement.

  • Glen Parks

    Good law. They should also ban the wearing of ball caps backward or sideways. What is that all about? Are these mental midgets trying to use the visor to protect their necks and sides of their head from the sun. It’s especially stupid when you see adults doing it.

    • John

      I guess the idea of dressing for success went out the window. Now we have clowns with pants down to their butt, hats on sideways, you feel me? know what I mean? They look stupid because mose are stupid. No education, can’t read, do math, always soooooooo tired in the interrigation room, arms under their shits, hoods, (no such think as hoodies) – where are the parents? Why is being a parent too much for some of these parents. If you can’t parent- don’t have kids. There used to be a saying every night on tv “it is 10 pm. Do you know where your kids are?” now it is do you even care where your kids are.

  • http://yahoo Jim

    The origination of the low ridding pants came about in prison… It was a symbol that i’m available…. (As a catcher)…. If only 1/2 these kids knew this, I doubt many would wear thier pants low!

    • Chris

      Exactly right Jim! I was just writing the same thing, and posted it, and saw what what you wrote. Young people need to have respect for themselves and their families. The bad thing is, some women love this! It is very sad. Funny, you wrote catcher, the same as me… hahaha.

    • Mitch

      that’s great. i know for sure they have no idea. They would rather humiliate themselves… but whats new…

  • Chris

    Those who wear their pants down have no respect for themselves, or their families. How about when y’all go out, and women and kids have to look at you? You look like idiots. The trend did not start with a rapper. It started in prison. And it means that you are someone’s “b!tch”. As in, you are the catcher, and not the pitcher. It means bluntly, that you are “property” of another man in prison, and that you take it up the @ss from him. Yes, it started in prison. It is part of the downfall of society as a whole. It is not a black thing, as I see many, many white men do it. Men of all races do it. The Parish has a right to make a law like this for their community. If you don’t like it, don’t go there. Simple as that. I wish other places would make a law like this.

    • Jerry

      Its about time and every State should make it a misdemenor crime with a fine and increasing every time they are caught. I do not allow my children to do this ignorant stupid act and I do not want them to see it either. Kids nowadays are to stupid to listen to where this came from, unless all who do this is a homo and someone’s bitc*.

  • Ethel Mertz

    Bravo to Terrebonne Parish!
    I would much rather see those fellows wear really tight jeans so that I can see their buns bounce up and down, “it must be jelly ’cause jam don’t shake like that”. Most of them have bubble butts which they keep hidden under those sagging/baggy pants.

    As I understand it, the fad started with men being initially processed through the criminal justice system where they were asked to remove their pants belt as an attempt to prevent suicide; so the pants would fall and droop. Now that’s what I call real role models.

    This has been going on in different ways. Did you ever see a teenage girl purposly purchase a jacket that was far too large for her? That started years ago when a boy and girl were dating, the girl would wear her boyfriend’s jacket.

    On a sad note for me at least; about 30 years ago some religious group, I believe they were Baptists, complained that the shorts the basketball players were wearing at the time were far too short and far too tight; so now we have basket ball players wearing bloomers that ar as loose fitting as can be; again no mor chance to watch those bubble butts bounce around the court – what a loss, at least for me.

    Thank you for your time.

    Ethel

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