Thursday, 29 September 2011

City Makes Thousands From Fining Sagging Pants

Officials of one Georgia city says cracking down on sagging pants has earned nearly $4,000 in fines in less than a year.
Albany, Ga. City Attorney Nathan Davis said that 187 citations have been issued and fines collected of $3,916 since the ordinance went into effect Nov. 23.Officials say the ordinance bans anyone from wearing pants or skirts more than three inches below the top of the hips, exposing the skin or undergarments. First-time offenders face a $25 fine. On further offenses, the fine can rise to $200.The ordinance also allows 40 hours of community service to be completed in lieu of fines.

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