Saggy pants ban is paying off for Georgia town
Saggy pants ban has been profitable for Albany, Georgia. Over one hundred citations have been written to people in violation of the saggy pants ban.
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Officials in Albany, Ga., say the city's ban on saggy pants has generated nearly $4,000 in fines in less than a year.
Officials say the ordinance bans anyone from wearing pants or skirts more than three inches below the top of the hips, exposing the skin or undergarments. First-time offenders face a $25 fine. On further offenses, the fine can rise to $200.
The ordinance also allows 40 hours of community service to be completed in lieu of fines.
Albany is about 170 miles south of Atlanta.