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Louisiana Parish Bans Saggy Pants

The Terrebonne Parish Council passed a "saggy pants" ordinance that prohibits people from wearing pants that hang below the waist in public, exposing skin or underwear.

By// Mariah Craddick

For those of you who still think sagging your pants is a fashion statement, you won’t get away with it in the Terrebonne Parish in Louisiana.

According to NBC New York, the Terrebonne Parish Council passed an ordinance that prohibits people from wearing pants that hang below the waist in public, exposing skin or underwear. If violated, offenders would face a $50 fine on the first offense and community service from repeated offenses.

Terrebonne Parish isn’t the first city to adopt a “saggy pants” ban; six other cities and parishes in Louisiana have adopted similar bans. Don’t get caught with your pants down in Hawkinsville, Ga. or Cocoa, Fla. either.

Do you think the bans are fair or a violation of the freedom of expression?