Saggy pants raise ire of some officials

Full story: Richmond County Daily Journal

Some people in East Laurinburg may have to put a belt on soon. East Laurinburg is discussing a possible ban on sagging pants, making it illegal to wear pants or skirts lower than three inches from the waist.
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1 - 18 of 18 Comments Last updated Dec 21, 2010
Bill

Carrboro, NC

#1 Oct 29, 2010
Another excuse to stop and search a black man. People walks around shirtless and bare footed, and they are worried about saggy pants. I wonder why.
white man

Fayetteville, NC

#2 Oct 29, 2010
Who wants to see your as* shining. Completely stupid not to show any respect for yourself or others!
a guy with a job

Lumberton, NC

#3 Oct 29, 2010
Bill wrote:
Another excuse to stop and search a black man. People walks around shirtless and bare footed, and they are worried about saggy pants. I wonder why.
Do black men have an exclusive patent on looking ridiculous? If you are breaking the law, you are calling attention to yourself so dont be surprised if you do get searched- this is a police officer's judgement call, as they need to be concerned with their personal safety.BTW, I have seen plenty of people from other races doing this stupid shit, looking like people of low intelligence who need help to dress themselves, so take your race card and put it back in the deck. Besides the fact that no one wants to see your underwear,(or absence thereof) it just looks stupid and defiant. What's next, "forgetting" to zip up your pants and exposing your private parts to the world as "free expression"? And FYI, walking around shirtless and barefooted IS prohibitted in many municipalities ex: Naples, Fl. as well as in many other public places.

“I've been gone for too long;”

Since: Aug 09

Think it's time I come back!

#4 Oct 30, 2010
It is a little ridiculous to see a black dude showing all his ass to the public . No one wants to see that shit . But , its kinda stupid to make it a law . I mean I'm white , But if that's a black dude's preference then fine . Let them do what they want , It's their call .
Whatever

AOL

#5 Oct 30, 2010
I don't think that baggy pants should be the issue, as that is sure to be meant with cries of discrimination. I think the law should be directed against visible underwear and/or azz/groin area exposure. I am not concerned with wether or not someone wears pants better suited for a clown in public, its the underwear/azz thing that I find inappropriate. Besides the baggy clown pants make it harder to run, which is a big advantage for police dogs.
YO YO

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#6 Nov 2, 2010
They tried that in Atlanta and it didn't pass. Good Luck! I am tired of seeing a person's azz and/or underwear hanging out the their pants. Please, pull them up.
hope

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#7 Nov 3, 2010
I agree

Since: Dec 10

United States

#8 Dec 5, 2010
I agree nobody wants to see ur dirty draws!
Expressions

Saint Helena Island, SC

#9 Dec 13, 2010
If you don't want to see then don't look. If it upsets you that much to see a boy's covered a$$ then speak out and tell him to pull them up! If you are too scared to say something then by all means shut the h3ll up! As long as it is covered then mind your own d@med business. Who is doing all this complaining anyway? Rednecks and old church biddies! Good lord, shut the h3ll up for real! How come the black community is cool with it and mainly the white community not? Even the gay community is cool with sagging pants and ethnic dress.
Respect a person's freedom to express themselves. Showing skin is one thing but showing boxers or briefs in another. The only way to get a sagger to stop sagging is to speak out, if he is respectful then he'll do it a fix. Otherwise shut up and mind your own coolaide.
Whatever

Canada

#10 Dec 13, 2010
Expressions wrote:
If you don't want to see then don't look. If it upsets you that much to see a boy's covered a$$ then speak out and tell him to pull them up! If you are too scared to say something then by all means shut the h3ll up! As long as it is covered then mind your own d@med business. Who is doing all this complaining anyway? Rednecks and old church biddies! Good lord, shut the h3ll up for real! How come the black community is cool with it and mainly the white community not? Even the gay community is cool with sagging pants and ethnic dress.
Respect a person's freedom to express themselves. Showing skin is one thing but showing boxers or briefs in another. The only way to get a sagger to stop sagging is to speak out, if he is respectful then he'll do it a fix. Otherwise shut up and mind your own coolaide.
I shouldn't have to tell you how to dress. You should have the sense to cover your UNDERwear. Just because I pay for them doesn't mean I want to see them.
Expressions

Saint Helena Island, SC

#11 Dec 13, 2010
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>I shouldn't have to tell you how to dress. You should have the sense to cover your UNDERwear. Just because I pay for them doesn't mean I want to see them.
Who says you pay for mine you idiot, like I know you. Yeah you don't have to tell me how to dress so, DON'T! Don't think you pay for my clothes and don't think you need to tell me how to wear them. It is not my concern as to what your opinion of me is and it is just that, an opinion. There is no law about sagging jeans, this is only an issue concerning them.
If your high and mighty a$$ thinks you alone will change that then you better get sweeping cause you got a lot of road to clean buddy. There might be an ordnance passed but there will never be a law. That is like telling a woman she can't wear a mini-skirt or a redneck to take off his camo hat. You are one of those people that just need to shut the h3ll up and mind your own business. The way I dress is my own and as long as my junk is secure I don't give a d@mn what you or any other person thinks. You can't rule me, you can't control me, you didn't buy shit for me, you mean nothing to me, and by God if you were in a jar dying for air I'd pi$$ in your lungs to put your life out!
Uncle Tom

Fayetteville, NC

#12 Dec 13, 2010
Expressions wrote:
<quoted text>
Who says you pay for mine you idiot, like I know you. Yeah you don't have to tell me how to dress so, DON'T! Don't think you pay for my clothes and don't think you need to tell me how to wear them. It is not my concern as to what your opinion of me is and it is just that, an opinion. There is no law about sagging jeans, this is only an issue concerning them.
If your high and mighty a$$ thinks you alone will change that then you better get sweeping cause you got a lot of road to clean buddy. There might be an ordnance passed but there will never be a law. That is like telling a woman she can't wear a mini-skirt or a redneck to take off his camo hat. You are one of those people that just need to shut the h3ll up and mind your own business. The way I dress is my own and as long as my junk is secure I don't give a d@mn what you or any other person thinks. You can't rule me, you can't control me, you didn't buy shit for me, you mean nothing to me, and by God if you were in a jar dying for air I'd pi$$ in your lungs to put your life out!
BOY, you are the reason blacks are still perceived as ignorant, uneducated, and unimportant. You will never be taken seriously, or amount to anything until you get your act together. You think that dressing like a fool with droopy drawers is ethnic? What ethnicity? It is not African. You are an embarrassment to black people everywhere. Fix yourself, BOY.
Whatever

United States

#13 Dec 13, 2010
Expressions wrote:
<quoted text>
Who says you pay for mine you idiot, like I know you. Yeah you don't have to tell me how to dress so, DON'T! Don't think you pay for my clothes and don't think you need to tell me how to wear them. It is not my concern as to what your opinion of me is and it is just that, an opinion. There is no law about sagging jeans, this is only an issue concerning them.
If your high and mighty a$$ thinks you alone will change that then you better get sweeping cause you got a lot of road to clean buddy. There might be an ordnance passed but there will never be a law. That is like telling a woman she can't wear a mini-skirt or a redneck to take off his camo hat. You are one of those people that just need to shut the h3ll up and mind your own business. The way I dress is my own and as long as my junk is secure I don't give a d@mn what you or any other person thinks. You can't rule me, you can't control me, you didn't buy shit for me, you mean nothing to me, and by God if you were in a jar dying for air I'd pi$$ in your lungs to put your life out!
That's why you'll ajways be what you are now, a know nothing punk. You're a prime example of why no blacks work for me. All attitude and no sense. Didn't pay for your pants? I've fed you since you were a pup, who do you think pays the taxes for your foodstamps?
a guy with a job

Fayetteville, NC

#14 Dec 14, 2010
Expressions wrote:
If you don't want to see then don't look. If it upsets you that much to see a boy's covered a$$ then speak out and tell him to pull them up! If you are too scared to say something then by all means shut the h3ll up! As long as it is covered then mind your own d@med business. Who is doing all this complaining anyway? Rednecks and old church biddies! Good lord, shut the h3ll up for real! How come the black community is cool with it and mainly the white community not? Even the gay community is cool with sagging pants and ethnic dress.
Respect a person's freedom to express themselves. Showing skin is one thing but showing boxers or briefs in another. The only way to get a sagger to stop sagging is to speak out, if he is respectful then he'll do it a fix. Otherwise shut up and mind your own coolaide.
OK so if people wear racist things such as KKK apparell, etc, the proper response is, if you don't like it, don't look? YOU are the racist, and the one turning this into a racial issue. PLENTY of people of ALL races choose to exhibit this behavior of not properly dressing themselves, and if it's happening in public, in my community, it IS my business! Where do you get this white/black/gay community thing from anyway? Last I checked, people of all races live in the same communities- segregation has been over for a long time- put it back in the deck. And big surprise- the gay "community" is cool with men exposing more of their rear ends! And if you didn't read the article, East Laurinburg is the COMMUNITY in question- not some place in a different state. So if E. Laurinburg wants to pass a law- I guess its a E. Laurinburg COMMUNITY issue, "cool aid" notwithstanding.
a guy with a job

Fayetteville, NC

#15 Dec 14, 2010
Expressions wrote:
<quoted text>
Who says you pay for mine you idiot, like I know you. Yeah you don't have to tell me how to dress so, DON'T! Don't think you pay for my clothes and don't think you need to tell me how to wear them. It is not my concern as to what your opinion of me is and it is just that, an opinion. There is no law about sagging jeans, this is only an issue concerning them.
If your high and mighty a$$ thinks you alone will change that then you better get sweeping cause you got a lot of road to clean buddy. There might be an ordnance passed but there will never be a law. That is like telling a woman she can't wear a mini-skirt or a redneck to take off his camo hat. You are one of those people that just need to shut the h3ll up and mind your own business. The way I dress is my own and as long as my junk is secure I don't give a d@mn what you or any other person thinks. You can't rule me, you can't control me, you didn't buy shit for me, you mean nothing to me, and by God if you were in a jar dying for air I'd pi$$ in your lungs to put your life out!
Pay attention, sonny. The thread is about enacting an ordinance that will regulate how people will dress themselves in E. Laurinburg. There is a process by which this is enacted, no one person has the authority to do this. If you had paid attention in school you would know this. These types of regulations will affect things like the mini skirts you mentioned or other excessively revealing attire. Camo hats probably would only fall into bad fashion taste at worst. And while a person can think what they want, there are legal issues here that DO rule you. Your willingness to commit murder thru the use of urine over the discussion topic also severely degrades your credibility over the debate IMO. Maybe you should voice your opinion to the E. Larinburg officials to make them see your point of view, I am sure they would be very receptive, and who knows, they may end up seeing it differently since you have so much to offer on the matter.

“I've been gone for too long;”

Since: Aug 09

Think it's time I come back!

#16 Dec 15, 2010
Expressions wrote:
If you don't want to see then don't look. If it upsets you that much to see a boy's covered a$$ then speak out and tell him to pull them up! If you are too scared to say something then by all means shut the h3ll up! As long as it is covered then mind your own d@med business. Who is doing all this complaining anyway? Rednecks and old church biddies! Good lord, shut the h3ll up for real! How come the black community is cool with it and mainly the white community not? Even the gay community is cool with sagging pants and ethnic dress.
Respect a person's freedom to express themselves. Showing skin is one thing but showing boxers or briefs in another. The only way to get a sagger to stop sagging is to speak out, if he is respectful then he'll do it a fix. Otherwise shut up and mind your own coolaide.
But look at it this way ,
How would you like it if all you seen everywhere was boxers showing all on the streets ??
Plus , Sagging also enables the sagger to hide weapons and drugs , So sometimes , it's not just a trend .
I mean I really don't care if a person sags , I know it's none of my buisness , But it is a little ridiculous to see underwear and boxers hanging out everywhere I go . But hey , Like I said , I don't care . If that's a person's preference then fine .:)
WhiteyFord

Brogue, PA

#17 Dec 21, 2010
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>That's why you'll ajways be what you are now, a know nothing punk. You're a prime example of why no blacks work for me. All attitude and no sense. Didn't pay for your pants? I've fed you since you were a pup, who do you think pays the taxes for your foodstamps?
YOU are a prime example of why no "blacks" work for you. Get your head out of your ass.
WhiteyFord

Brogue, PA

#18 Dec 21, 2010
Uncle Tom wrote:
<quoted text>
BOY, you are the reason blacks are still perceived as ignorant, uneducated, and unimportant. You will never be taken seriously, or amount to anything until you get your act together. You think that dressing like a fool with droopy drawers is ethnic? What ethnicity? It is not African. You are an embarrassment to black people everywhere. Fix yourself, BOY.
Im thinking you sound pretty damn ignorant yourself, BOY.

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