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New law makes sagging pants illegal in a Henry County city

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The city of Hampton in Henry County wants people to pull their pants up. Friday, a law banning sagging pants took effect.

"If the back is out the front can be out and it's offensive," resident Polly Triche said.

Triche is in favor of the ordinance.

"It's not necessary for you to stand up there with all of your crack, all your behind out like that," Triche said.

"I know kids who do it, I tell them pull your pants up it don't look professional," resident Paul Burgess said.

First-time violators face a $50 fine, those who break the law multiple times could be hit with up to a $200 fine. 

Some residents said they had mixed feelings about the new law.

"I think they should pull up their pants but I think the fine is a bit steep," resident Sherry Weaver said.

The new law is part of the city's disorderly conduct statute. 

It applies to anyone wearing pants, shorts, or skirts more than three inches below the hips- exposing skin or underwear.

Weaver said it gives an all new meaning to the term fashion police.

"I just think it's disrespectful, no need showing your bottom," Weaver said.

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