NewHerkimer Pants Law

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Pants up

Little Falls, NY

#1 Apr 16, 2013


howing? That'll be $50, please. Photo: Getty Images/Dirk AnschutzPants on the ground? Better pull ’em up fast if you’re in Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish, where a new law bans the low-slung, undies-exposing jeans look popularized by hip-hop culture.

More on Shine: Baggy Pants Ban in Florida Sparks Controversey

The ban, approved Wednesday and expected to be signed into law this week, targets the public wearing of pants—and, oddly, skirts—that hang “below the waist” and “expose the skin or undergarments.” Violators will be slapped with fines:$50 for the first offense,$100 for the second, and $100 plus 16 hours of public service for each subsequent offense.

Little Falls, NY

#2 Apr 16, 2013
I would support this ordinance. Time to bring some decency back. If someone wearing pants under their butt is waiting in line in front of a small child they should also be charged with public lewdness, endangering the welfare of a child, and exposing themselves to a child. What's the difference between wearing your pants like that and dropping your pants to someone?
Valley Hoe

New York, NY

#3 Apr 17, 2013
What about the state and county workers who have their pants down or off most every weekend and some weekdays as well?
trip hazzard

Little Falls, NY

#4 Apr 18, 2013
I saw a college student running to the ARC bus with his pants down like that. Well he was trying to run but his pants down to his knees kept almost tripping him. It was so funny. He looked ridiculous. Not cool. Moron.

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