Saggy Pants Law in New Jersey. $25-$200 fine for strolling down the boardwalk wearing Saggy Pants. Is this a ridiculous law or worth enforcing? Link inside
Oh my god, i hope all of you who voted this was good are joking. So the government should enforce a dress code now? What's next, a ban on buying large sodas? Oh crap...
Ridiculous overreaching waste of time & tax dollars. I don't want to see ass crack/underwear, but to make a law about it is absurd. I also don't think fat people should wear tight fitting clothes. Should that be illegal? Pfft
I loathe saggy pants but it really shouldn't be something regulated by law. Why not outlaw muffin tops and thongs hanging out then, too? :)
The police can actually use it to the person's disadvantage. They try to evade arrest by running and trip and fall. Perp caught.
Gives a new meaning to the phrase "shake ya money-maker".
I am sooooo happy with this.. I don't think people realize how bad it is here ! I'm tired
Of seeing that crap !
I'm tired of seeing their crapper too.
I said ridiculous law only because I think there are more impt issues. As much as sagging annoys me, I think it's just a pet peeve.
What a waste of money. I say hire a bunch of people to point and laugh at the saggers Scooby Doo underwear.
Haha. I like that idea.
I don't want to see your underwear, my daughter doesn't either. Pull up your damn pants.
Did they establish criteria for "saggy"?
Police could be issued a sag gauge to impose the silly law.
They're a public health hazard! They cause people to trip and be humiliated! (source, Tony's recent poll on the matter)
Seriously? Crapola!!!! Always a day late and a dollar short.
Tried it down here in Florida. It was eventually overturned by the courts as being unconstitutional on grounds of civil rights violation. And most cops didn't waste their time writing citations for people showing ass cleavage.
That is what I thought would happen
Well, it is a resort town and they want to keep business on the boardwalk. I can understand the family on vacation who doesn't want to see the gangsta wannabe's ass with his pants around his ankles. I know I wouldn't.
I thought the same thing when some wannabe Westboro baptist protestors were on our boardwalk! A lot of police, but I thought "tourists don't wanna come here to be told they're going to hell." They had loudspeakers and everything...
So, this law is a violation of your 1st Amendment Rights?
I can see how some areas want to keep a sense of classiness. I'm just not sure it can be public if it's going to allow some and not all based on apparel. The protestors (against nothing) were doing nothing but causing strife.
Therein lies the issue. No one wants to see/deal with nonsense, or at least what we each perceive as nonsense. But how can we solve it? Can't infringe on ones rights, right? Ugh... Just pull your damned pants up, pleeeaaasse?
Holdup. 3 inches below the waist? The isn't even that low...my pants are lower than that right now and nowhere near indecent!
Here's to hoping this law doesn't apply to my living room!
That's hilarious. I think the police would prefer them to wear their drooping pants. It hinders them when they try to run.
Not always a good thing. If they reach to pull up their pants while fleeing police they may end up causing the worst riots in a decade.
Timothy Thomas, Cincinnati, 2001.
Ah good point. And I guess you can hide all manner of weapons in baggy pants.
As long as it isn't at the indecent exposure level, they shouldn't be able to tell you what you can and can't wear.
I don't like saggy pants either, but since when is it the government's job to be the fashion police?
I'm thinking law enforcement has better things to do than catch guys with saggy pants.
Our beach has the same ordinance. Not sure the penalty is so steep. It's not enforced, but you can be stopped by a policeman for sagging your pants, cussing, and something else dealing with shirts.
Haven't read the article & don't have time right now - but unless there are any redeeming characteristics to this law, it's one of the stupidest in the last couple centuries. See www.dumblaws.com.
Even more ridiculous than the three inch rule, which strikes me as just a ruse to justify the new "stop and measure" policy, is the requirement to wear a shirt after 8pm, an hour when I assume it's still 90°+ and sunny. Complete BS.
Stop and measure? Are they conducting some kind of research?
In New Jersey? Waste of time :) No, but the law stipulates wearing shorts, swimsuits, pants or skirts more than 3 inches below the waist is prohibited on the boardwalk. These kind of silly laws are almost always an excuse to stop you and "check".
Why are lawmakers spending time and money on these ridiculous things!
I'm ok with such laws.
I assume "baggy pants" means their pants are hanging so low that you can see their underwear or butt crack.
I get it; you want to be the butt crack police.
Yes. No butt cracks in public unless you're a plumber.
Now would that be anyone with a few plumbing tools or does he have to be an accredited plumber, say a card-carrying member of some professional plumber's assoc.
It has to be the weight of the plumbing tools on his belt that reveals the crack. You can wear the tools whenever you want, even if you're not a plumber. :-)
Shoes, shirts AND no bottoms below 3" from the waist? In a beach town, on a boardwalk? For real?
Personally, I can't stand whatever fashion trend garbage it's supposed to be. I understand its a prison thing? But to make it an offense fine able up to $200 is a little ridiculous.
Took effect 7-9-13.