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Submitted by on June 14, 2007 – 10:39 am30 Comments
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The Game wears his pants on the baggy side…

If you live in Louisiana, USA – make sure you read this post!

A bill is about to be passed in that state regarding how you wear your pants or jeans, and the consequences are serious.

House Bill 1626, also known as the “Baggy Pants Bill” states: “It shall be unlawful for any person to appear in public wearing his pants below his waist and thereby exposing his skin or intimate clothing.”

Penalties will include thousands of dollars worth of fines, or six months in jail!

So Paris Hilton gets approximately one month’s worth of jail time for driving with her licence suspended (after being charged with drink driving), an offence where people’s lives are at serious risk. Now in Louisiana, you can get up to six months imprisonment for wearing your jeans low and showing a bit of skin.

Makes you wonder who this new “law” is really directed at, doesn’t it?

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  • Family_Ties says:

    Wow… Just wow…

  • Kinbe La says:

    There are worse issues that law makers should be concerning themselves with rather than trying to play fashion police.

  • good poiners right there…….

    but if somebody gets arrested, this will goto court eventually… Louisiana is a known racist state and this will not happen without a fight.. too mcuh tension been boiling down there

  • EMCEE says:

    THIS IS FOR REAL RIDICULOUS. YA’LL KNOW WHO THIS NEW LAW IS DIRECTED AT IT’S JUS ANOTHER WAY TO CONTROL OUR FREEDOM THAT MANY OF OUR ANCESTORS DIED CRIED ND FOUGHT TO OBTAIN. 6 MONTHS FOR WEARIN BAGGY PANTS IS BULL*HIT AND EVEN THESE PEOPLE MAKIN THE LAW KNOW THAT… I’M URGIN MY BROTHAS AND SISTAS TO COME TOGETHER AGAIN WE NEED TO MAKE A STAND BECAUSE IF WE ALLOW THINGS LIKE THIS IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE WE’RE BACK TO PICKIN COTTON ON A WHITE MAN’S PLANTATION AGAIN. KEEP THE STRUGGLE ALIVE YA’LL.

  • caramelbrown says:

    Instead of focusing on catching rapist, serial killers and murderers we’re arresting people based on their clothing preference? then again black men are constantly being targeted by police not only cause of their race but cause of the way they dress. this is the governments way of rationalizing the police’s racial profiling.

  • Steveo says:

    fuck game hes sucks and he shouldnt rap any way so put him in jail

  • Bigz says:

    Police Officers have nothing else better to do but eat coffee and dounuts and mess with young black entertainers why don’t they go after the pedophiles, rapist, murderers, child abusers, crack heads and so on, instead they want to mess with a black man who wears his pants baggy well if that’s the case they should arrest people who dress gothic that symbolize the devil.

  • N_Zone says:

    This is completely rediculous!!!! The government(or anyone for that matter) can’t tell people how to wear their clothes. Why does it matter if people wear their pants below their waist. It doesn’t!! I don’t think wearing your pants below your waist is going to affect anyone else walking down the street, I mean why would it. I think this is just going way out of hand. The police and other authorities are there to stop anyone who is breaking a law, it’s not their job to tell people how to dress. They should be able to dress however they want. Also just because people dress that way doesn’t mean they act that way. Someone could have their pants down to their knees, but they could be the nicest person in the world.

  • 98altima says:

    ATTENTION LOIUSIANA LAWMAKERS:
    How about helping Katrina victims, instead of being concerned with clothing?

  • andre2999and1/2 says:

    C’mon I thought we were past that, are we still going to arrest Madonna for being too sexual, or michael Jackson for grabbing his crouch, or even uncle Luke for making sexually explict music, NOpe! Who the hell cares how we wear our clothes, are they going to arrest Brittney spears for not wearing and underwear, or the heunreds of women who are indecent on the red carpet, Nope! Because the only people who this matters too are the extra racist cops they pay to drive through the inner city to scoop up as much of the black and minority youth as possible, to feed the statistics, and take away the rising threat that one day these men are going to be leaders and might be signing their paychecks one day

  • New Orleans Nicci says:

    I live in New Orleans,La and they have been working hella hard to pass this dumb bill. They’ve been at it since like ’02. They’re concerened about some clothes when the crime, murder, and poverty rates here are sky high. Not to mention more then 65% of the schools are still closed. They need to rethink how they spend their time and money.

  • whatisitcousin says:

    I hope they arrest all the hillbillies showin they ass crack then. And if you keep wearin tall tees and shorts under your pants you wont get arrested

  • BIG BAGGIE says:

    AS A MATTER OF FACT MY LIFE IS MINE AND I LIVE IT THE WAY I WANT AS LONG AS IT DOES NOT HIT ON SOMEONES FREEDOM OR RIGHT,WEARING MY PANTS DOWN LOW IS MY SIGNATURE AS A YOUNG BLACK MALE AND NOT A SCOTTISH, SOMALIAN,ARAB OR ANY OTHER EQUAL TRADITION, MATTER OF FACT I GUESS THERE SHOULD BE A LAW RESTRICTING ARABS AND JEWS FROM WEARING LONG BEARS L.O.L IN THE STATE, HEY I GUESS WE SHOULD FOCUSE ON OTHER PRESSING ISSUES THAN SETTING A DRESS CODE FOR THE SOCIETY

  • Jaycee says:

    The saying goes “history repeats itself”. The honorable Dr. King said we shall overcome. Well we did. So they have to make up bogus laws to set us up under that oppression again. Not saying that only us african americans wear our pants baggy and sagging. But in the hip hop culture, who is the majority and the founders of that hip hop culture where our fashion calls for loose, baggy clothing, african americans. Food for thought

  • mani says:

    anotha case of tha white man tryin 2 bring us down!

  • Dee Dee says:

    First of all I think it’s not necessary to throw someone in jail because of a fashion statement. It does no harm to noone and I think it’s real dumb to throw someone in jail because people are haters. As long as noone is walking around bare ass naked then it shouldn’t be a problem with guys saggin their pants. And I agree with mani.Yes it is anotha case of the white man trying to bring black people down. To me, this whole situation aint nothin but an excuse to throw black people in jail. White people know they can’t kill us and then get away with it no more so all they tryna do now is find anotha way to get rid of us which is sum real true bullshit. BLACK POWER!!

  • Donna says:

    I think if more white people started wearing there pants this way that law would go back to where it belongs.(to hell!)

  • White Spyda says:

    wow, that aint right… if that becomes a law, i guess i’m just gonna have to move to canada lol j/k

  • fresh hatter says:

    this is completely absurd. the problem with this law, aside from all its blatant racial implications, is the ambiguity of “intimate clothing.” as a protest, people should walk around with their pants down around their ankles, wearing gym shorts instead of boxers.

  • shaine campany says:

    I herd some stupid shit but that’s beyond the game will always sag or were baggy pants I know I will WC all day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lynn Brewster says:

    I live in Louisiana and while I agree the bill is stupid, obviously a lot of y’all don’t come down here too often. Believe me, it’s NOT just blacks that wear their pants baggy and saggy!! Most white guys I know do the exact same thing. I think this is at least as much a conservitist issue (not as in party but mind set) as a race one.

  • morethencorn'n'indiana says:

    sorry azz c##kas…they should be arrestin them white boys who be wearing there jeans so tight you can see there balls…..

  • DJ DEZ says:

    Thats just stupid. It’s a free country, people should be able to wear whatever they want.

  • jay says:

    dam thats outright prejudice

  • Ya’ll Gonna Be Throwin A Lot Of PPls In Jail Den.

  • Viviane says:

    The passing of this law is one of the worst occurences in American legislation that I’ve ever heard! I never thought I’d see the day when the government would tell American citizens how wear their clothes. It brings to mind things like “1984″ and “We -by Yevgeny Zamyatin”… totalitarian government.
    They already know when people’s noses run… how about all that paperwork to purchase any medicine containing sudafed?
    And wasn’t NY considering banning the ‘bee-yatch’ word? That’s not just banning… that’s censorship! And an infringement of our freedom of speech.
    Now they’re monitoring if someone’s shirt slips above their pant line? That’s too much! Way too much!!!
    American citizens have got to speak out about this insanity! We can’t let them keep taking everything away.
    Give me liberty and baggy pants!!!

  • JoJo says:

    I don’t want to make this a racist thing but you know who this is geared towarads. Brittany Spears has been caught with no underwear at all, exposing her “goods” to the media for all to see. Did anyone try to give her 6 months for her explicit conduct? Let’s see how far this goes when white America starts to get arrested too.

  • elmo says:

    wtf…
    weirdos!!!

  • S says:

    that is the most stupaidist law i have ever heard…swear down!!!

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