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Pull your pants up in Cordele

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

CORDELE, GA (WALB) – Pull your pants up in Cordele or you could pay the price.

Commissioners there recently approved an indecent exposure ordinance that aims to end the days of people wearing saggy pants in the city.

We talked to police about how they will enforce the law and got reaction from some residents who weren't shy about telling us how they feel about it.

"Basically it restricts people from showing their skin or underwear four inches below the waist," said Chief Dwayne Orrick, Cordele Police Department.

"It's disrespectful and I can't take it any other way, but it's their life," James Cooks, Cordele Resident.

"Everyone wears their clothes like that, it's not a gangster thing, you're just being you," said William Dunlap, Cordele Resident.

Breaking the indecent exposure ordinance is a municipal violation and about a $50 fine, enforcement starts next week.

The City of Albany is also considering a proposed ordinance that would outlaw saggy pants.

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