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Albany commissioner wants to outlaw saggy pants

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – An Albany city commissioner says wearing pants below your hips is more than poor fashion sense, it's disrespectful and lewd.  Commissioner Tommie Postell says he's sick of seeing the under garments of people walking down the streets.

We found a group of guys struggling to hold their pants up as they walked on South McKinley Street Friday morning.  After one teenager flashed gang signs to the camera, he grabbed onto his shorts so they wouldn't fall to the ground.

Postell says he wants to draw up an ordinance outlawing outfits that show undergarments or what should be under them.  He said, "People are being lewd and disrespecting others and I know they have a right to have certain dress in the manner they would like, but I still look at the disrespectful lewdness and those things are really not needed in our environment and I think it promotes other activities."

A similar ordinance was signed into law in Dublin earlier this week.  People whose sagging clothing reveal their underpants will be fined $25 for a first offense and $200 for any additional expenses.

Postell says he believes the city commission will discuss the matter in about two weeks.  He's hopeful to draw a crowd of people who support a saggy pants ordinance.

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