Man sentenced to three days in jail for sagging pants

n the past, there have been headlines where towns and schools have attempted to outlaw sagging pants.  People have been fined (in one case almost $4,000 has been raised) for sagging pants.  Fines start as low as $25 and may be as steep as $250 for having bad fashion sense.

No one has ever been jailed for sagging their pants though, right?  This is America!  Americans aren’t jailed for bad fashion sense here!  Justin Bieber would be in jail then, right?

It seems that an Alabama judge has sent a 20-year-old man to jail for three days for entering court with sagging pants.

Circuit Judge John Bush may have been on a power trip when he declared that it was disrespectful for LaMarcus D. Ramsey to wear pants below his waistline in his chambers.  Ramsey was in court to enter a plea on a charge for receiving stolen property when Bush called his clothing a disruption.

“You are in contempt of court because you showed your butt in court,” a visibly irate Bush told Ramsey. “You can spend three days in jail. When you get out you can buy pants that fit, or at least get a belt to hold up your pants so your underwear doesn’t show.”

Ramsey is to serve his three days in the Autauga Metro jail.

This writer has been told her clothing was a distraction before.  One wonders if soon the fashion police will start searching Wal-mart for potential offenders. The question is not whether you like sagging pants, the question is when do people stop harassing others for what they’re wearing?

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