Georgia town bans saggy pants

October 11, 2007

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.---A middle Georgia town has become one of the first in the state to pass a "baggy pants" law. It's the city of Hawkinsville in Pulaski County.

The law makes it illegal for anyone to appear in public wearing pants or short below the waist which expose the skin or underwear.

Violations call for fines or community service.

At the elementary school there, they already give kids a rope to hold up their sagging pants.


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  • by Steve Location: Hephzibah on Oct 12, 2007 at 10:47 AM
    To the person who thinks Police Officers shouldn't be "fashion police", if you had to see what teachers in public schools have to deal with, and you were adult enough to "understand", it would be viewed differently. Indecent exposure is already a law.
  • by JD Location: Aug on Oct 11, 2007 at 06:27 PM
    Far too many idiot democrats in Augusta for this to ever pass here!!!
  • by Pete Location: augusta on Oct 11, 2007 at 04:33 PM
    We don't need to turn our officers into fashion police. Our officers have enough on their hands without having to add another crime to the mix.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2007 at 12:27 PM
    thank God a town has stepped up Now lets see if Augusta will have the same courage to do it
  • by anonymous Location: augusta on Oct 11, 2007 at 10:11 AM
    Good for them, now maybe it will make it to augusta and a law will be passed.
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