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Terrebonne Parish President Michel Claudet says he will not veto an ordinance that would fine people caught wearing saggy pants.
The Terrebonne Parish Council passed an ordinance Wednesday prohibiting people from wearing pants that hang well-below the waistline, exposing underwear or skin.
Claudet noted that the NAACP showed up at the meeting to voice support for the ordinance which was crafted along the lines of a similar ordinance in Shreveport.
Under the Terrebonne ordinance, violators could be fined 50 dollars on the first offense and repeat offenders could be forced to perform community service.
Councilman John Navy introduced the measure, he told FOX 8 last month that saggy pants are everywhere in his community, and it's a problem only getting worse.
"I've seen extreme measures where they're actually holding their pants almost by their knees, holding it up and you see undergarments and other things," he told us in March. "Why would you say that's okay?"
Navy said he received complaints about saggy pants from church groups and neighborhood watch committees, so he proposed an ordinance. It's modeled after one in Shreveport, which Navy says has been enforced without any challenges more than 300 times.
Lafourche Parish also has a saggy pants ordinance. Sheriff Craig Webre says it's been enforced about 45 times since it was approved in 2007.
Navy insisted Wednesday night that the ordinance is in no way designed to target anyone specifically or to foster racial profiling.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:07:52 GMT
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