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Melon July 10th, 2013 8:41pm

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

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ZestOfClementine Ye Olde 802
07/13/13 12:00 am

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...

Atheist A sheep amidst wolves
07/12/13 2:43 pm

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

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0000000
07/12/13 2:22 pm

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? :)

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EmWalt Meet Jim the Duck
07/11/13 7:08 pm

The police can actually use it to the person's disadvantage. They try to evade arrest by running and trip and fall. Perp caught.

Wink
07/11/13 5:25 am

Gives a new meaning to the phrase "shake ya money-maker".

missbrazilianxx New Jersey
07/11/13 4:04 am

I am sooooo happy with this.. I don't think people realize how bad it is here ! I'm tired
Of seeing that crap !

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Melon No Ducklips
07/11/13 4:44 am

I'm tired of seeing their crapper too.

saylor NC
07/10/13 9:05 pm

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.

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bnnt Los Angeles
07/10/13 8:52 pm

What a waste of money. I say hire a bunch of people to point and laugh at the saggers Scooby Doo underwear.

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Melon No Ducklips
07/11/13 4:52 am

Haha. I like that idea.

TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
07/10/13 4:17 pm

I don't want to see your underwear, my daughter doesn't either. Pull up your damn pants.

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chile safer than congress
07/10/13 4:08 pm

Did they establish criteria for "saggy"?

Police could be issued a sag gauge to impose the silly law.

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/10/13 3:35 pm

They're a public health hazard! They cause people to trip and be humiliated! (source, Tony's recent poll on the matter)

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Melon No Ducklips
07/10/13 3:47 pm

Seriously? Crapola!!!! Always a day late and a dollar short.

DavesNotHere where am I
07/10/13 3:09 pm

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.

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JackTorS Clap you stupid bastards
07/10/13 2:58 pm

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.

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BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/10/13 3:03 pm

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...

JackTorS Clap you stupid bastards
07/10/13 3:16 pm

So, this law is a violation of your 1st Amendment Rights?

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/10/13 3:20 pm

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.

Melon No Ducklips
07/10/13 3:46 pm

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?

rlands
07/10/13 2:43 pm

Holdup. 3 inches below the waist? The isn't even that low...my pants are lower than that right now and nowhere near indecent!

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Melon No Ducklips
07/10/13 2:50 pm

Deviant!!! Hehe

rlands
07/10/13 2:53 pm

Here's to hoping this law doesn't apply to my living room!

fredd TrumpLand
07/10/13 2:31 pm

That's hilarious. I think the police would prefer them to wear their drooping pants. It hinders them when they try to run.

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Melon No Ducklips
07/10/13 2:33 pm

Good call!

susanr Colorado
07/10/13 2:40 pm

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.

fredd TrumpLand
07/10/13 2:43 pm

Ah good point. And I guess you can hide all manner of weapons in baggy pants.

rlands
07/10/13 2:26 pm

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.

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PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/10/13 2:09 pm

I don't like saggy pants either, but since when is it the government's job to be the fashion police?

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Jeninerd Hoth, AK
07/10/13 2:05 pm

Seriously, wtf.

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Emily33 North Carolina
07/10/13 1:55 pm

I'm thinking law enforcement has better things to do than catch guys with saggy pants.

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BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/10/13 1:53 pm

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.

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susanr Colorado
07/10/13 1:51 pm

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.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/10/13 1:50 pm

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.

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fredd TrumpLand
07/10/13 2:32 pm

Stop and measure? Are they conducting some kind of research?

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/10/13 3:07 pm

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".

EarlyBird Portland
07/10/13 1:48 pm

Why are lawmakers spending time and money on these ridiculous things!

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TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/10/13 1:50 pm

I assume "baggy pants" means their pants are hanging so low that you can see their underwear or butt crack.

susanr Colorado
07/10/13 1:52 pm

I get it; you want to be the butt crack police.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/10/13 1:53 pm

Yes. No butt cracks in public unless you're a plumber.

fredd TrumpLand
07/10/13 2:34 pm

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.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/10/13 2:37 pm

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. :-)

Zimmeress Make Me Laugh
07/10/13 1:45 pm

Shoes, shirts AND no bottoms below 3" from the waist? In a beach town, on a boardwalk? For real?

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Melon No Ducklips
07/10/13 1:44 pm

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.

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