Sagging Pants vs Spandex – Guess who could be ticketed for “Indecent Exposure”! NSFW but you should click it anyway!


It seems in the United States we have gotten to the point where there are no more murders and we may instead focus on the Fashion Police!  I have heard these stories and ranted about them in the past, but every time I do so, the show is taken over by people calling in telling me that all schools need to have dress codes. I have gotten tired of this! Instead of opening up a discussion where I get sidetracked, yet again, I want to put this into writing.

I read this news story and discussed it on the podcast today:

 

Authorities in Albany, Ga. may have found a solution to the national economic crisis.

The answer? Fine people with laughably bad fashion sense that borderlines on “indecent exposure.”

On Nov. 23 of last year, the city of Albany instituted a ban on anyone wearing pants (or skirts) more than three inches below the hips.

The first saggy-pants ordinance violator less than nine months ago started a cash flow to the city, reports the Albany Herald

Under the ordinance “the municipal court shall have the same authority as the superior court to enforce obedience to its orders, judgments and sentences.”

“The Municipal Court advises that 187 citations have been issued and fines collected of $3,916.49,” since the ordinance went into effect Nov. 23 says City Attorney Nathan Davis.

First-time offenders must pay a $25 fine. On subsequent offenses, the fine can run as high as $200.

Considering that the Albany Police Department is averaging more than 20 citations a month for the indecent exposure saggy pants ordinance, it is possible the rest of the year could add another $1,500 to the city’s general fund pot, reports the Herald.

Although the ordinance prohibits arrest or imprisonment for violations, it can impose 40 hours of community service to be completed in lieu of fines.

Disregarding polite society is not a constitutional right.

The inhabitants of Albany are not only spared the uninvited parade of

drawers, but they will also have clean roads. Doesn’t sound like a bad deal.

 

But wait! There’s more!

Albany is not alone among the cities that want to do away with the pants-around-the-ankle look. It has been reported that other cities in Georgia including Dublin, Hawkinsville, Plains, and Rome have similar ordinances or are considering them.

Furthermore, other states such as Florida, Virginia and Louisiana also have cities with the ban or are considering a ban, according to the website USATODAY.com.

If this trend were to catch on, then towns and cities across the nation could generate the revenue they need to operate and at the same time instruct fashion-challenged citizens on the benefits of wearing a belt.

It seems that in this town if they don’t like the way that you dress, you get the pleasure of cleaning their streets, AND THE AUTHOR OF THIS TRASH IS PROUD OF IT!

Here’s the deal – I dislike this “look”, fashion statement, whatever you want to call it, but these Americans HAVE THE RIGHT to wear it! They also have the right to tell a police officer who approaches them with a ruler to measure how low their pants are where to place that ruler.

 

I went to a few websites (ok, mainly People of Walmart) and am sharing with you some of the images of how other members of society are dressed in public.

 

Here’s what I want you to remember, these people are all ages and all genders and all races, and all badly dressed, but most of the images below aren’t considered “indecent”…

 

 

Now that’s cleared up, please remember, the next time someone like this tells you how to dress:

Some of us hate that color, that style, or even the way that she dressed in the 70s and 80s.  We didn’t urge people to force her to clean the streets, we just walked away…

 

Angel, why are you so worked up over this? It’s not like people go to jail for sagging pants, is it?

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