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US judge kicks saggy butt into jail

2012-04-11 22:41

Prattville - Authorities in Alabama say a man has been given a three-day jail sentence for contempt of court for wearing so-called saggy pants.

Twenty-year-old LaMarcus D Ramsey was in Autauga County Circuit Court on Tuesday to enter a plea on a charge of receiving stolen property.

Circuit Judge John Bush told Ramsey his blue jeans were sagging too low and gave him the three-day stint. The judge told Ramsey to buy pants that fit or a belt when he gets out of the county jail.

The judge says he finds it disrespectful and a disruption when people wear pants below their waistline in his chambers.

Calls to Ramsey's public defender were not immediately returned.

Comments
  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-11 23:01

    Good on the judge

  • Adil Smit - 2012-04-11 23:31

    Rificulous to send someone to jail because you don't like their clothes - why not just give a warning?

      Adil Smit - 2012-04-11 23:37

      It's in ALABAMA, the guy sentenced to 3 days in jail is African-American and the judge's last name is BUSH

      Adil Smit - 2012-04-11 23:37

      It's in ALABAMA, the guy sentenced to 3 days in jail is African-American and the judge's last name is BUSH

      zaatheist - 2012-04-12 09:48

      LOL! Adri

      zaatheist - 2012-04-12 09:48

      LOL! Adri

  • Hermann - 2012-04-12 06:54

    Really caught with his pants down!

  • phosa.peter2 - 2012-04-12 07:21

    Dats good' judge. People should respect de jury nd their chambers like de way they do on churches nd with clergys..'dressing code count'

  • Julian - 2012-04-12 07:54

    Good... bet you he will now quickly pull his pants up in jail with babba around

  • Gemma-Leigh - 2012-04-12 08:25

    Totally with the judge on this one. Although it is a personal opinion that wearing your trousers between your waist and your knees is distasteful, there is a time and a place for everything. In the same way that you wouldn't successfully pull off that outfit in church or at a job interview, you can't expect to be taken seriously dressed like that in court. Let's face it, that style of dressing is generally associated with defiance towards authority...a rebellious act, if you will, so it could easily be translated as disrespectful in court.

      Bob - 2012-04-12 09:07

      Well said!

      Bob - 2012-04-12 09:07

      Well said!

  • rean.lubbe - 2012-04-12 09:28

    Mwahahahahahaha!!!

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