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In America people face up to six months in jail for wearing clothes lawmakers do
Date: Monday, September 17 2007
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By MATTHEW VERRINDER, Associated Press WriterSun Sep 16, 2:35 PM ET

It's a fashion that started in prison, and now the saggy pants craze has come full circle low-slung street strutting in some cities may soon mean run-ins with the law, including a stint in jail.

Proposals to ban saggy pants are starting to ride up in several places. At the extreme end, wearing pants low enough to show boxers or bare buttocks in one small Louisiana town means six months in jail and a $500 fine. A crackdown also is being pushed in Atlanta. And in Trenton, getting caught with your pants down may soon result in not only a fine, but a city worker assessing where your life is headed.



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