General Platt storms the Capitol, calls for pants legislation

Throughout this legislative session, the Capitol has welcomed soldiers, Boy Scouts and police officers to come speak before the House or the Senate.

On the 19th day, they honored a general.

General Larry Platt, the civil rights warrior-turned “American Idol” star for his socially conscious tune, “Pants on the Ground,” was honored by the Senate and the House today.

It was arguably the most exciting event of the session thus far.

With his hair freshly-cut in a box fade and sporting four stars on each shoulder, Platt waded through crowds of legislators, pages, lobbyists and well-wishers, shaking their hands.

He asked state troopers on guard throughout the Capitol to help him persuade kids to keep their pants up.

“I want these pants to come up,” Platt told Senators from Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s podium. “These people have embarrassed the community and embarrassed y’all.”

Watching a feed of Platt speaking in the House, Gov. Sonny Perdue called him to his office.

Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta), who brought Platt to the Capitol, said he performed his song for the governor, before the two broke out in dance.

Platt, who has a long, colorful and sometimes painful history within the civil rights movement – he was beaten at the Edmund Pettus Bridge – has risen to international acclaim after his audition on American Idol.

Platt performed his original, “Pants on the Ground,” about how stupid kids look walking around with their pants hanging down.

A minor local celebrity for his civil rights work, the performance made Platt a star. Platt, of course, didn’t make it to Hollywood on the show, but who else from this season can you name?
Platt is now using his influence to sway lawmakers.

“I want a law passed to get kids to pick their pants off the ground,” Platt said. “And if they go to jail, they have to serve 50 years. I don’t care.”

Fort was non-committal on if he was going to introduce a bill.
“I’m not sure,” Fort said, tugging on his pants, to make sure they were secure.

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APS #1 RN

February 17th, 2010
1:51 pm

General Platt I hope the young men of Atlanta follow your orders and pull their pants up, and thank you for taking the time to try to reach them creatively thru music.

Cutty

February 17th, 2010
1:56 pm

Calling editor. I got a headache reading that article. Larry Platt is the man though.

AJCNeedsAWebEditor

February 17th, 2010
2:01 pm

Cutty – I agree. The whole website needs an editorial staff. It is embarrassing to think that the staff can pass off documents with so many errors. And on the front page, too!! Everyone in the world can look and see how dumb and classless the AJC looks.

JacketFan

February 17th, 2010
2:01 pm

And thank you for WASTING OUR TIME WITH BS! Get to work, legislators! The state is falling apart.

Joe 6-Pack

February 17th, 2010
2:16 pm

Hmmm…interesting how, when Bill Cosby basically voiced the same message, he was viciously attacked for “acting white” and being “Uncle Tom”.

So now, Senator Fort welcomes him in with open arms. Uh huh.

Anything to get attention huh, Senator?

Wow

February 17th, 2010
2:33 pm

Quick! Look over there! Anything to distract the masses from your lack of work ethic.

Get Back To Work Legislators!!!!!!
Fix this STATE!!!!!

Disgusted

February 17th, 2010
2:35 pm

Seriously? Facing a deficit of over $823 million dollars in 2011, and this is what we do during the legislative session? How about the next time you need my tax dollars I ask someone to say a prayer and then get the General to sing you a song. What a joke.

True GA Peach

February 17th, 2010
2:37 pm

Pure embarassment!

Kevin

February 17th, 2010
2:38 pm

Mr. Platt, your 15 minutes are up.

They were up 12 minutes ago, when I learned of your support of cop killer, Troy Davis– who was convicted of murdering Ofc. Mark MacPhail.

Please exit stage right.

LAWSlawsLAWS

February 17th, 2010
2:39 pm

I dont like looking at people with sagging pants either but why do we need more laws ? Its like we’re loosing the ability to think or express ourselves. Lets MAKE them look like we want them too. Gen Platt, you don’t speak perfect english, maybe we shold pass a law to make you.

Desiderate

Black dymanite

February 17th, 2010
2:40 pm

There are really making a fool out this man. I hope he has people in his corner telling him that

Traci

February 17th, 2010
2:41 pm

I think the “General” is right., There should be some sort of decency law pushed.
Parents apparently do not have enough influence on this, cause after 3 years are talking about it – nothing has become of it. So I am glad the The General has put the light on this problem.
It’s an embarrasment and vulgar – Young Boys are pushing the limits to see how low can they go.
The waist line starts on their thighs and their butts are essentially “hanging out”. If you ask them nicely to pull them up – because you don’t want to see their BUTT – they roll their eyes.

I do not think that they should get 50 years — but I do think that a nice JUICY FINE WOULD OUT AN END TO THIS — $ 500 a BUTT CHEEK is fine wih me.

Pant’s on the Groung, Pant’s on the Ground — looking like a fool with your Pant’s on the Ground —- so here is your $1000 fine…now how FOOLISH DO YOU WANNA BE…….

USMC DAWG

February 17th, 2010
2:42 pm

You can’t be serious? No wonder this state is in such pathetic shape. Employees, and teachers being furloughed, all these serious issues at hand, and all our leadership can do is dance around and give proclamations to this nut sack? Good job Sonny, it’s about time to fire up another private jet for ahunting trip, isn’t it?

Whitaker77

February 17th, 2010
2:43 pm

This is a sad sad event, when the great unwash wants Big Brother to dictate how to wear clothes!!! Welcome to the Old Soviet Union!! People WANT a fine for people who drive too slow, want a TAX on soda for health reason, and so many other wasteful Bull$h!t.

People do yourself a favor and think for yourselves. People have options and we as a society HAVE the ability to react to those choices as we choose. If you think someone looks like a slob for wearing their pants down to their ankles than say something, do not hire them, don’t date them.. whatever we do not need laws like this. If you think Coke is this great evil empire that is killing your children or causing you to get fat STOP buying their products, NO ONE is telling you that you have to drink it. I know people are going to say “The TV and Radio tell people all the time that they need to drink it.” and to them I say you are FOOLS!!

Traci

February 17th, 2010
2:43 pm

At some point – I do not want to hear about expressing yourself – can you express yourself in a way that does not involve me looking at your “draws”?

I do not want to see your PUBIC HAIR – nor the CURVE OF YOUR BUTT —- Hookers wear short-short mini-dresses to advertise their goodies —- WHAT ARE YOU ADVERTISING?

Traci

February 17th, 2010
2:46 pm

If they can pass legislation that if the 1X1 square tag on the back of your license plate can get me a ticket if it’s expired — then I think they can pass something that says — PULL UP YOUR DAMN PANTS

John

February 17th, 2010
2:48 pm

General Platt…we are all happy for u. Now please exit stage left. Your 15 minutes are up

Traci

February 17th, 2010
2:48 pm

@ Black Dynamite — and LiL Wayne’ dancing around around on the video with his butt out — is not making a fool of himself?

TrueBlue

February 17th, 2010
2:48 pm

@LLL, Just because he doesn’t enuciate his words to prefection, there’s not a need to attack him. He is from the deep south & this is the way alot of older black southerners speak, it doesn’t mean he’s illiterate. He has a right to fight for what he believes in.
Did you look in the dictionary to get the definition of Desiderate..

potstirrer

February 17th, 2010
2:51 pm

First. I “kinda” agree with Mr. Platt. The youth of today look like total IDIOTS with your “pants on the ground” and grabbing their crotch. Second, PLEASE do not refer to Mr. Platt as a General. Next time the “general” is around why not ask him when he served in the military.
The term should be “reserved” for the members of society who have “earned” that right.

John

February 17th, 2010
2:54 pm

Is General Platt not a real General???

potstirrer

February 17th, 2010
2:56 pm

FYI: And YES stop passing stupid legislation like making “microchips” in me unlawful and 1. Balance the budget, 2 Lets have some compassion and be the first in the SOUTH to pass medical cannabis for the sick. Then TAX the sale of it. You will have a surplus in a year…As long as you the Legislature don’t spendit!!

A

February 17th, 2010
2:57 pm

I agree with Joe 6-Pack, Bill Cosby was villified but a brotha “dancin’ a jig” is acceptable to the Legislature??????

potstirrer

February 17th, 2010
2:57 pm

I hope not, would you want him leading your child into battle????

Traci

February 17th, 2010
2:59 pm

@potsittrer –now you are way too serious —

1. On the Dukes of Hazzard — the car that the Duke boys drove was the “General Lee”.

2. We all know that Colonel Sanders was not really a Colonel.

I am sure that he got the nick name – General for his leadership roles during the civil rights marches.

I am not worried about the NAME — and I do love his MESSSAGE.

.

John

February 17th, 2010
3:00 pm

He is not a real General…the nickname was given to them by Hosea Williams. You can find the resoltion at the wesite below.

http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2009_10/versions/sr1058_Read_and_adopted_LC_94_1809_2.htm

Traci

February 17th, 2010
3:02 pm

@A — once again — “Lil” Wayne parading around on a video and in the streets – looking like a fool with his BUTT OUT and his PANTS on the GROUND – GOLD TEETH IN HIS MOUTH and HAT ON SIDE WAYS…

IS THAT YOUR “ROLE” MODEL.

If that’s the case then General Larry Platt – can “GET JIGGY WIT IT” all DAY!

Traci - GENERAL LARRY PLATT FAN

February 17th, 2010
3:07 pm

THANK YOU JOHN for the POST:

HERE IS PART OF THE LINK – from the Georgia Assembly —–

WHEREAS, a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, “General” Larry Platt helped organize and participated in sit-ins and demonstrations against segregation in restaurants and other public areas during the 1960’s as a member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee; and

WHEREAS, he was confronted with violence for his protests of segregation and was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday in 1965 during the historic Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery; and

WHEREAS, his nickname “General” was given to him by Reverend Hosea Williams for his heroic efforts on behalf of the Civil Rights Movement; and

WHEREAS, “General” Larry Platt’s diligence and leadership has been instrumental to the search efforts of United Youth Adult Conference, an organization which led the searches for missing and murdered children in the Metropolitan Atlanta area in the 1980’s; and

WHEREAS, he attends city and county meetings to ensure the rights of citizens are protected and public officials are held accountable…………..

THANK YOU JOHN for the EDUCATION

Kurt V

February 17th, 2010
3:11 pm

Finally! Thank you potstirrer. Calling this clown “general” is insulting to the honorable and distinguished men and women of our military who spent much of their lives earning such rank.

Thugs with their pants “on the ground” have always looked like idiots and I didn’t need some pandhandler’s song to inform me.

Dawg Fud

February 17th, 2010
3:12 pm

Sonny might be the crappiest second term governor…ever…of any state.

Is this news?

February 17th, 2010
3:13 pm

Plus, doesn’t Georgia (or Atlanta) already have a “no underwear” ordinance…

John

February 17th, 2010
3:15 pm

i think it is okay to refer to him as a general. the nickname was given to him for his work in civil rights by a respected member or the civil rights community. I mean come on people, nobody throws a fit about the Salvation “Army.”

Eco

February 17th, 2010
3:15 pm

Traci, are you a black woman? You don’t find it attractive when the young, black men in Atlanta sag their pants?

Traci -

February 17th, 2010
3:17 pm

@KURT V — no respect – just no respect for anybody – including your elders?

FOLKS LIKE YOU is WHERE THE PROBLEM STARTS — Called the man a clown.

Traci -

February 17th, 2010
3:18 pm

Traci

February 17th, 2010
2:41 pm
I think the “General” is right., There should be some sort of decency law pushed.
Parents apparently do not have enough influence on this, cause after 3 years are talking about it – nothing has become of it. So I am glad the The General has put the light on this problem.
It’s an embarrasment and vulgar – Young Boys are pushing the limits to see how low can they go.
The waist line starts on their thighs and their butts are essentially “hanging out”. If you ask them nicely to pull them up – because you don’t want to see their BUTT – they roll their eyes.

I do not think that they should get 50 years — but I do think that a nice JUICY FINE WOULD OUT AN END TO THIS — $ 500 a BUTT CHEEK is fine wih me.

Pant’s on the Groung, Pant’s on the Ground — looking like a fool with your Pant’s on the Ground —- so here is your $1000 fine…now how FOOLISH DO YOU WANNA BE…….

Flats

February 17th, 2010
3:20 pm

I”M HAPPY WITH PANTIES ON THE GROUND!!!!!!

Old Dawg

February 17th, 2010
3:21 pm

The word is spelled y’all

TrueBlue

February 17th, 2010
3:22 pm

@Flats…LOL.

Calvin G. Sims, Sr.

February 17th, 2010
3:29 pm

I totally agree with what Platt is saying. I just don’t think a law against sagging pants would be constitutional. Such a law may very well violate freedom of speech rights.

I would be more supportive of a law that punished parents for not instilling character and integrity into their children. If more parents did their job better, we would have less unacceptable behavior from young people.

Alas, such a law against negligent parenting would probably be unconstitutional, as well.

jrock

February 17th, 2010
3:30 pm

my pants is gonna stay down!!!

Patrick Romano

February 17th, 2010
3:33 pm

As a disabled USAF Veteran I appreciate General Larry Platt & think ALL the praise & honor is deserved as he bravely served his country as a Vietnam veteran. God blessings to him & this great countrybut a huge part of me is wondering why is the GA. house & Senate not working on let’s say for instance getting some of that Transportation billions that Tucson, AZ just received on the Trolly bid for downtown and ALL they had to do was have their state pay for the partial funding of the cars and they accomplished this with 1/2 cent sales tax…Get to work GA State Senate/House & fix this State and as a disabled USAF veteran I have already gotten a hold of John Linder, Saxby Chambliss & Johnny Isakson b/c for the first time since 1976 (Carter Admin.) American Service Retirees & Disabled USAF/USN/USArmy& Marine Corp & Coast Guard Veterans did not get a COLA Cost of Living Allowance. I told them I am quite sure that my gas & grocery prices did not decline last yr. & I know them SOB’S gave themselves pay raises COLA’s…Outrageous Unconscionable…BS, get to work & fix the Stat/Country…Quit selling everything to the Chinese/Indies..

Go General Larry Platt, love you man!!!.

Blkshepherd

February 17th, 2010
3:35 pm

Whatever gets the message across I am for. Some of you are talking about Platt but your not offering any suggestions with this tacky fad.
It does not please me to look at some ones drawers, butt, or grabbing your crotch waddling like ducks!. You look stupid.

I feel, if some of these young girls would start rejecting boys/men telling them you need to pick your pants up or you we dont have any conversation, as well as Make fun of the boys sagging.(they make fun of everything else and laugh like henias at everything else) it would stop.
If the girls, females, women would reject, turn their nose up, or refuse to talk to boys unless they pulled their pants up and look half way decent these nuckle heads would heed.But the girls think its cute and sexy. hmmm( so does the guys in prison where alot of them visit at one time or another. I am sure Bubba really will find it Sexy to see your butt hanging out.
Many of them do go to jail and find out thats one style you Dont want to wear in a place where guys are locked up for long terms with No female contact. And you come parading your butt hanging all out. Well you know the rest of the story. although many wont tell anyone they got gang raped in jail and prison. but it happens. daily and most all are not reported because of the stigma and embarrassment.

Call me whatever you want to(just remember I got a mouth to call you a few things right back). I think they should be Put on BLAST.If it means publicly embarrassed on a bull horn to pull your pants up or face a citation for public indecency as well appearence in court. The fad would stop. I dont want to look at your funky drawers or butt in my face while I am on the train, bus, or standing behind you in line.

This generation has gone to the dogs anyway. Oh, my badd, dogs are so much more intelligent than these young folks of today so I would not dare compare them to dogs. Also. again another example of bad parenting. Any son or daughter of mine walking around with his or her underwear showing I will embarrass them in public. When you get the hell out on your own I wouldnt give a rats a$$ if you walk down the street butt naked or in your drawers. But as long as your under my roof you will wear your pants Up with a belt. No exceptions. I am looking for the day folks just wear only underwear. Whats the difference? their complete back side and front is out. I am very very happy Larry Platt spoke out against it. And for you folks that dont like what the message hes putting out. too damn bad. the truth always hurts. And for you Spell check and grammer police. You can critique all the hell you want. It wont stop me and others for stating our opinions just as you. GO PLATT! Tell these fools, since apparently they are clueless. Underwear are called Underwear because they go under garments/clothes. If your not sure what the word Underwear means. Look it up.

Flats

February 17th, 2010
3:38 pm

Butt cheeks are nice after panties fall to the ground.

Blkshepherd

February 17th, 2010
3:41 pm

I meant to say ‘a lot” not alot. some idiot will come on look for spelling and grammer. the message is clear and we are Not competing as to who has the best written post. Any way call me whatever you like, but know I got a mouth to call and Will you a few UN flattering things right back. I am not the one.

Kurt V

February 17th, 2010
3:42 pm

Traci – “no respect for anybody”? You apparently didn’t sense my attitude toward military officers (more about that in a second). That’s a pretty rabid strawman statement.

Respect my elders? I’m a 65 year-old Vietnam vet (USMC 2/9). Simple search on “the general” shows I’m 2 years his senior.

Anyone who supports cop killers is scum. Grow up you partisan.

Vote For Pedro

February 17th, 2010
3:48 pm

Sonny think Pants on the Ground is an order!

Vote For Pedro

February 17th, 2010
3:49 pm

We should outlaw that women wear pants while we are at it. It is outrageous!

Flats

February 17th, 2010
3:50 pm

Hey blackshep…please head back to the idol blog with all the other oldies!!!!!

LydiasDad

February 17th, 2010
4:00 pm

I would think a newspaper in the south would know how to spell “y’all.” The apostrophe is after the “y”. It substitutes for the “ou” in “you”. Pathetic newspaper, y’all.

Sweets

February 17th, 2010
4:10 pm

@Flats, et tu & idol blogger as well?

JesusFreak

February 17th, 2010
4:14 pm

I agree with him bec. the people wearing their clown pants look ridiculous. However, what about the fact that he was allegedly wearing a button in support of a cop killer? He needs to address this issue.

Flats

February 17th, 2010
4:15 pm

COOL…I got booted for being myself from there.

TrueBlue

February 17th, 2010
4:20 pm

@ The “so call” English Major bloggers…. How ANAL. depicting yall, ya’ll, you all. Who cares. It still has the same definition.

cjamesatl

February 17th, 2010
4:21 pm

I don’t think we need to waste our time enacting a law to restrict low hanging pants, but if the General’s campaign to bring attention to this pressures/embarasses young men into wearing their pants appropriately, them I’m all for it. I work in Downtown ATL, and it’s enough to be harrased for money by all the homeless folks, but to suffer through seeing young men’s crusty dusty underware hanging out of their pants is quite enough.

Young ladies, do you find this style attractive on young men? Would you go out on date with a young man if he showed up at your door with his nasty underware hanging out the back of his pants?

The joke is on the guys who wear their ‘pants on the ground’. They need to be reminded that this low pants style was started in prisons as a way for a man to let the other men in prison know he was ‘available’ for sex.

Now, who’s laughing?

Tena

February 17th, 2010
4:25 pm

Thanks Mr. Platt! Most of our young black men have no respect for themselves or anybody else. All the black race have gone through and is going through, and all you have to offer is you ass. Wakeup! Our children need better role models. Just know that some of these guys are daddys, I would not call them parents.

and my is?

February 17th, 2010
4:29 pm

I am just curious to know if people still say Y’ALL? LMAO

Traci -

February 17th, 2010
4:30 pm

@Kurt V:

I said no respect becaus you called the “man a clown”. HE is FAR FROM ONE.
I come from a military family so I appreciate the Veterans. I also understand what being a “GENERAL” in the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT meant as well.
You may not like the nickname – Hosea Williams gave him, but so what. That does not make Larry Platt a CLOWN.

He has managed to bring a topic to the forefront that we all want to addressed — PANTS on THE GROUND. and NOW WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IT NATIONALLY.

Colonel

February 17th, 2010
4:38 pm

Traci,
The Colonel Harland Sanders of KFC fame was indeed a real colonel. You can still be a real Kentucky Colonel today. Although, now it is an honorary title not a military rank. KY Colonels are involved in many charitable works. The title “Kentucky colonel” is bestowed by the Governor and has been around since 1813. It is often related to military service in the American Revolution.

grammar correction

February 17th, 2010
4:54 pm

Hey, Old Dawg.

There is no such word as y’all no matter how you spell it. This is a colloqualism created by southerns too lazy to speak correct grammar. The “word” is actually a phrase, “all of you”.

grammar correction

February 17th, 2010
4:54 pm

I meant, “created by southerners”

Priority

February 17th, 2010
5:26 pm

Main Entry: pri·or·i·ty

Definition: something given or meriting attention before competing alternatives.

So now that all we’re safe from chip implants, our state has 100% employment and no budget crisis, crime, water, or transportation issues, we can focus on the important things like this.

Let me guess, there is a closed-door meeting where Sonny is selling Georgia to a group of Chinese investors, and this ‘General’ is a diversionary tactic. Clever man that Perdue fella.

There are already penalties for wearing low pants, you don’t get a job at anything other than the car wash, you get stopped and questioned by the police all the time, and you get followed by store security all day long…any questions?

Not Buying Into This Guy

February 17th, 2010
5:29 pm

This man’s political view prohibits me from taking him seriously. It’s a silly song and this man and others are getting rich from it. He has an agent who is “dollar” motivated to extend his 15 minutes in the lime light. All I see is a despicable man know for his outrageous outbursts during council meeting who SUPPORTS A COP KILLER. A CONVICTED cop-killer. If a man kills kill a cop who is armed and trained to protect what chance would we have? Seriously, I do not buy for a second that this person gives a good spit about pulling up pants. It’s always about the money and the fame. Good Grief.

Not Buying Into This Guy

February 17th, 2010
5:32 pm

Good Grief, what a waste of space.

Jimbo

February 17th, 2010
5:54 pm

I completely agree that the legislature’s priorities are screwed. As for the pants on the ground crap- let it go. It’ll pass. Skinny jeans are the new fad, and you can’t sag those. As for a law- don’t be stupid. The City Council didn’t get far with that a couple of years ago, as it violates the First Amendment.

USMC DAWG

February 17th, 2010
5:57 pm

How about a resolution barring anyone who goes to a military surplus store and buys themselves a set of chevrons, bars, oak leaf clusters, etc., and gives themselves their “rank”?

What?

February 17th, 2010
9:42 pm

Actually law enforcement folks love the pants hanging down look – it make it hard to run!

eyes

February 18th, 2010
8:20 am

Whatever Keith! Oh yeah he was WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Trust me I know what color I am and no thug here…….no problem posted pic!!!!!

eyes

February 18th, 2010
8:22 am

Oh Keith….who’s the MORON now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FJ

February 18th, 2010
9:24 am

‘General’ Larry Platt is a retard. Thats what we need is the government telling us how to wear.

John

February 18th, 2010
9:41 am

This has been a tough week for law enforcement. Now we have our state represenatives honoring a man who supports a cop killer. A slap in the face to us!!!!!

Alisa Costa

February 18th, 2010
10:39 am

Looks like the same idea as NY State Senator Eric Adams http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/22692/a-m-roundup-104/

eyes

February 18th, 2010
11:58 am

He has the right to support whomever he wants, thats his right!!!!!!

Phil

February 18th, 2010
4:09 pm

I’m confused I was thought there was a law in place. It’s call indecent exposer. I agree the pants needs to come up. But look what america has promoted, as a parent if I decide to beat some sence into my children I would have the state at my door step. I say the hell with the goverment. They only act as if they care. But they want that money, control our live and how we raise our children. Well if our younger generation turn out funny they need to look at them selves. ATL
has turned into homo capital!

green green

February 18th, 2010
8:05 pm

ERNIE’S COPYEDITOR, HELP! “Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta), who brought Platt to the Capitol, said he performed his song for the governor, before the two broke out in dance.”

There are three men here -> which two are dancing?!?!
Please say it’s Sonny!

DEMETRIS D FLEMISTER SR.

February 19th, 2010
11:26 am

I THINK IT STARTS AT HOME. WHEN YOU GUYS GIVE US OUR RIGHTS BACK AS PARETS. THEN WE CAN GAIN CONTROL OF OUR CHILDREN AND NOT THE STATES CHILDREN . EVRY SENSE YOU GUYS SET THE LAW TO WHERE WE AS THE PARENT COULD NOT WIP OUR CHILDREN . THEY MEANING THE CHILDREN HAS GOTTEN OUT OF CONTRL. WE NEED TO TAKE IT BACK TO BEING LIKE IT USE TO BE . BACK IN THE 1950S,1960S,1970S,1980S PARENTS BEING ABLE TO CONTROL THIER CHILDREN BY WIPIN THIER ASS NOT ABUSE BUT WIPIN THAT ASSSSS…….

GAGIRL

February 20th, 2010
2:39 am

I live in South GA and we have a law against “saggy pants” as they call it. You get fined for your pants being “saggy”. I don’t find this attractive by no means but I also don’t like the idea of law makers being able to tell us what we can and can’t wear. I don’t see a law being passed called the “too low cut shirt” law or “too short shorts” law. Granted it’s quite disgusting to see someones boxers or butt sticking out of their pants, I am not, however, for the government (state or federal) being able to tell me what to wear.

lawdawg

February 20th, 2010
2:29 pm

To those of you who think the Governor has any control over who the Senate recognizes:
He doesn’t. It’s called Separation of Powers.

I’m not defending the Gov., just don’t blame him for crap he has no control over.
Budget shortfalls and last-minute education “reform” are fair game…

Brian

February 20th, 2010
3:10 pm

I am so tired of thie issue with kids pants. Now I think it’s stupid, but all these people that gripe about it and ask for laws to be passed have forgotten about this small thing called the bill of rights. It’s called Freedom of Expression!

It Will Not Be Televised

February 20th, 2010
3:25 pm

Mr. Platt is a joke…the legislature and governor are jokes for wasting time entertaining this nonsense…get to work…get some jobs in the state…let parents worry about whether or not kids pull their pants up…and besides, Platt stole the song from a 70’s group…their song was entitled Pockets on the Floor and they have demanded Platt stop parading around like it is his or face legal retributions…

JUNEBABY

February 20th, 2010
5:00 pm

Enter your comments here

HC

February 20th, 2010
5:44 pm

I want a law that sends me Tiger Woods’ money and women. Let’s go Congress!

wae

February 20th, 2010
6:54 pm

Until parents are held accountable for their children, and fathers are held accountable for taking a more active role in the lives of their offspring we will never have a decent society, with lower crime rate, and young people showing respect for others. Just for starters a great idea would be to have DNA test done at birth, identify the father and make sure the fathers name is on the birth certificate. I am sure that this would help to create a better society and more responsible parents, when both parents are held accountable.

RZM

February 20th, 2010
6:56 pm

Contrary to what some of you would like to think, the overwhelming majority of black folk agree with much of what Cosby said – it was his cheap shots at the poor that were unproductive. His choice to attack simplistic caricatures on top of the fact that his other criticisms were old hat in the black community meant that many people on the ground saw very little value in his approach. He cleaned it up later, but the damage was done.

Arealblkwmn

February 20th, 2010
6:57 pm

LAWSlawsLAWS ,,you CAN NOT SPELL,read your note,if you are going to put some one down USE SPELL CHECK !!! FIRST

Joseph Henkle

February 20th, 2010
8:01 pm

A $500 fine is fair for that disgusting, totally stupid habit of showing 3/4 of your underware by sagging pants is fair. Community service is fair if they don’t have the money. General Platt is right, they look like fools.
I think they look like complete idiots, morons, dip sh*ts, and about two steps lower than plant life in intelligence. Kids who think it it cool to dress like that must have weak personalities. The $500 fine would pay for the money spent on writting the bill.

Sacredlady

February 20th, 2010
8:03 pm

Well. Pants on the Ground…and the drawers are dirty!!! Sicking and Gross…pull those pants up!!!
Can’t get a job, looking like a fool cause you can’t get a job!!!

Trey

February 20th, 2010
8:48 pm

LAWSlawsLAWS, this is good because the purpose of pants is to not show bottoms or anything down there. If they go around sagging, they might as well not wear anything at all and it is a law to wear pants, so wear them right.

Trey

February 20th, 2010
8:51 pm

It is really funny, many people do not mind when constitutional rights such as guns get infringed or freedom of speech gets limited, but when something that they actually care about when their a**es can’t be shown in public, they cry.

Trey

February 20th, 2010
8:51 pm

It is really funny, many people do not mind when constitutional rights such as guns get infringed or freedom of speech gets limited, but when something that they actually care about when their a**es can’t be shown in public, they cry.

Trey

February 20th, 2010
8:56 pm

Calvin, it is not unconstitutional. It would be unconstitutional to tell someone what type of pants that they have to wear, but not unconstitutional for them to tell you that you have to wear them correctly. Pants are used to cover up the general male or female areas, if you don’t wear them correctly, you might as well not wear anything at all outside, and that is considered indecent exposure. There are going to be people crying about this when it is not unconstitutional, whem they don’t care about the government infringing on real rights.

thesource

February 25th, 2010
10:07 am

Ya’ll is for “all of you????” I thought it was for “you all.”

zenzen

March 1st, 2010
12:14 pm

Why are there so many grammatical and spelling errors on here? Perhaps there should be a law outlawing illiteracy or poor literacy by a certain age. If you violate the law, then you should go to prison for 50 years. If we all know that education is the answer to many of the problems plaguing our society, then let us make stupidity criminal.