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Teens Wearing Sagging Pants

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A small town in Mississippi is taking steps to eliminate citizens from wearing extremely baggy pants.

Lawmakers in Laurel, Miss have decided to crack down on baggy pants by putting signs that read “Pull Your Pants Up” and “No One Wants To See Your Underwear”.

Police Chief Officer Tyrone Stewart told WMC the style the cities younger residents deem as cool or popular is “disturbing because that’s something these young people should have learned that home.”

“We’re not here to regulate exactly what you’ve got on, but they’re walking a fine line with the awl of how they are dressing,” he continued.

Laurel mayor, Johnny Magee also commented on the ongoing issue saying, “If you walk around in Laurel, pull your pants up. You know, look decent. Look like you belong to somebody. …Especially if your drawers are nasty, you really need to pull them up.”

And the repercussions for those seen wearing baggy pants in the town? If one is seen wearing pants three inches below his/her waist, it will be considered indecent exposure and in violation of Mississippi state code.

What do you think…Should baggy pants be illegal?