City commission puts off restriction on 'saggy pants'

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A proposed city restriction against saggy pants -- a fashion statement for some and symbol of youthful misbehavior for others -- was withdrawn at this afternoon's meeting of the Augusta City Commission.

Commissioner Corey Johnson, who had suggested the restrictions, said now was not a good time.

Fellow Commissioner Calvin Holland said he understood.

"One thing we cannot do -- we cannot legislate morality,” Mr. Holland said.

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TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 12/02/08 - 03:20 pm
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Withdrawing the restriction

Withdrawing the restriction may just help our law enforcement. Those that have evil thoughts of committing a crime and wear those sagging pants willl make it much easier to get caught if they have to run from the law.

undetected
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undetected 12/02/08 - 03:20 pm
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Absolutely right. I would

Absolutely right. I would love for our young people- yes they are all ours no matter the color - to present themselves well at all times. But that starts early. Tie your shoes, put your belt on- all of that starts in the wee stages. Is it easier to bend a 3-5 year small branch or an overgrown 18 yr old oak? We have to teach it to them and correct them when necessary when they are young so that when they are old they will not flee from thee.

undetected
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undetected 12/02/08 - 03:21 pm
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I dont agree with truly

I dont agree with truly worried but they cannot legislate morality.

caslindsey
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caslindsey 12/02/08 - 03:29 pm
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Maybe their saggy pants will

Maybe their saggy pants will keep them from going to the polls today!

aaa
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aaa 12/02/08 - 03:32 pm
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Only parents can legislate

Only parents can legislate morality. My last trip to the Augusta Mall confirms my suspicion that there must be a lot of orphans roaming around. We don't shop at the mall much these days anyhow. Who wants to be walking with the family and have some young kid show you his upper buttocks? We'll just keep our money in Evans or shop online.

ispeakadatruth
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ispeakadatruth 12/02/08 - 03:34 pm
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might as well put it off.

might as well put it off. it's a "rule" that can't be enforced.

nofrills
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nofrills 12/02/08 - 03:58 pm
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Last night while I was at the

Last night while I was at the mall with my young grand children we noticed a young man with his pants almost to his knees and his boxer shorts almost to his chest. Just for fun I asked the young man if he thought he looked good. The boy who couldnt be more then 15 or 16 had a very well dressed woman with him that was in her fifties who replied to me that she wished they would make it acrime to dress like that because he wouldn't listen to her about wearing his clothes like that. Seems to me we need to go back to teaching our kids who the boss is and if the state doesnt like me taking my child to the shed for some real understanding then let the state raise them for a while. My boys are grown and dress proper and to this day they respect me and those around them. The secret to raising a good and decent child is a good ole fashion butt whooping! Now I said it and I did it. Parents be parents and take back your child because they reflect you!

DEVGRU
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DEVGRU 12/02/08 - 04:13 pm
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This is no different than two

This is no different than two piece bikini's years ago. This does not mean that a child is not good and decent. The commission needs to handle the day to day business of Richmond County and stop letting their personal opinions rule. They are not Justices of the Supreme Court. They are in charge of a county that is falling apart by the minute due to a mayor and legal team from the 80's that should be in prison and the best they can do is deal with some pants and underwear.

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 12/02/08 - 04:14 pm
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dear nofrills, my question

dear nofrills, my question and i am sure you will agree is why did that child's (probably grandparent, because the mom, or dad isn't no where to be found) buy the clothes like that what ever happened to buying clothes that FIT, and if the child did not like it then let him walk around without any clothes on at all!!!!

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 12/02/08 - 04:28 pm
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OK, so now grant X Marts

OK, so now grant X Marts business license and quit trying to legislate morality. Your Talking out of both ends!!!

DEVGRU
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DEVGRU 12/02/08 - 04:32 pm
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Strip clubs downtown and they

Strip clubs downtown and they are trying to stop an adult entertainment store from opening. Corruption at its highest level.

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SCGAL53 12/02/08 - 04:39 pm
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They should all be charged

They should all be charged with indecent exposure. Also, if a parent or grandparent disapproves of how the child dresses in public, then don't allow them in public. Keep them at home! It's totally disrespectful.

ispeakadatruth
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ispeakadatruth 12/02/08 - 05:02 pm
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scgal53 - that makes a lot of

scgal53 - that makes a lot of sense. so what if i disagree with how you dress, should you be charged as well? just because people like you don't like it, does not mean it should be against the law.

btw...i think they look like fools too, but i don't take it personally.

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johnny1867 12/02/08 - 05:02 pm
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Big dropping pants, below the

Big dropping pants, below the waist, with dirty underwear, hands inside the pants as if they are walking and masturbating at the same time. They should be charged with indecent exspourse, and being just nasty. Photos should be taken of them and posted in the paper everyday, under a column called the BUTT.

johnny1867
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johnny1867 12/02/08 - 05:05 pm
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OH, what are the girls doing

OH, what are the girls doing dropping the pants below their big, overweight glutis maximus. Jenny Craig can't help you, only you can save yourself.

GnipGnop1
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GnipGnop1 12/02/08 - 05:07 pm
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There is a difference between

There is a difference between not liking what someone wears and having to see their butts. I don't care if you wear pink and purple polka dotted clothes with bright neon orange socks and shoes. I have the right to go out in public and not be subjected to seeing someone's buttcrack. That's not expression that's indecent exposure. Start writing tickets for it and I bet you see this fad start disappearing.

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fred1217 12/02/08 - 05:48 pm
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I think the real issue was

I think the real issue was the Constitutionality of how to enforce this at the Augusta Mall and in the 'hood without having to enforce this ordinace with "Joe Camel" the handyman (construction worker) that was exposing his buttocks.

msneutral
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msneutral 12/02/08 - 07:58 pm
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Ok, caslindsey Who exactly

Ok, caslindsey

Who exactly are you not wanting to make it to the polls today?

monticelloboy
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monticelloboy 12/02/08 - 08:32 pm
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It is sad and a disgrace that

It is sad and a disgrace that we have commissioners talking about freedom of expression when a young man walks around and shows his under garments to everyone who doesn't want to see them. What is the waist supposed to be used for? It's time to stop making excuses for our young black men and then blaming it on the white man when our young black men don't succeed. We continue to set our kids up for failure. When are we going to stop making excuses for our children? ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!

_iamthebadamerican
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_iamthebadamerican 12/02/08 - 09:05 pm
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Oh, I assure you it can be

Oh, I assure you it can be enforced. Fire a round of Bird Shot in their skank azz and it will solve the problem!

gamc30909
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gamc30909 12/02/08 - 09:08 pm
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Well that just means I will

Well that just means I will have to bring out the boat paddle I cut off the give the lowlife a swift slap on the azz when they walk around disgracing theirselves and the public around them. If the parents will not spank their azz I sure will.

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 12/02/08 - 10:45 pm
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Underwear folks. UNDERwear.

Underwear folks. UNDERwear. Get it? gamc, so you're a spanker huh?

MyOpinion2
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MyOpinion2 12/02/08 - 11:43 pm
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I applaud the commission

I applaud the commission decisions, even though I dislike the baggy saggy pants. I agree that they dont belong in Walmart, Mall, stores, etc. I have a suggestion .... why dont stores make an addition to their sign "NO SHOES, NO SHIRT, NO SAGGY PANTS, NO SERVICE? Partial Problem Solved.

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