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Judge orders man to jail for sagging pants

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 11, 2012 at 1:24 p.m.

— A central Alabama judge ordered a man to serve three days in jail 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.

“To me it’s not any different than if someone stood up in court and started cussing everybody out,” Bush said. “It’s disrespectful conduct and I think as judges we’re expected to at least have some degree of control and respect for the courtroom the people have given us charge of.”

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

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NONSHEEPLE says... April 11, 2012 at 1:37 p.m.

GOOD..... It's about time

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anonymously says... April 11, 2012 at 1:46 p.m.

He could have stolen a belt.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... April 11, 2012 at 2:57 p.m.

If your going to steel, steel something that fits.

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marywca07162139 says... April 11, 2012 at 2:57 p.m.

Great!!! Maybe other's may get the message.

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Jjackk says... April 11, 2012 at 3:27 p.m.

If you're going to type the word steal don't type steel.

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Winfield says... April 11, 2012 at 4:24 p.m.

Jjackk says... April 11, 2012 at 3:27 p.m.

If you're going to type the word steal don't type steel.
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ROFLMAO!!

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NickieD says... April 11, 2012 at 4:37 p.m.

LaMarcus? Sure... a moron, no doubt... to wear something would make any judge angry is plainly stupid.

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SurferDuuuude says... April 11, 2012 at 6:04 p.m.

Saggy pants - The cops greatest friend in catching bad guys in a foot chase.

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Oldearkie says... April 11, 2012 at 6:26 p.m.

Thanks judge !

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amberjack says... April 12, 2012 at 5:26 a.m.

Thank God, a Judge with some gonads and brains, someone has to teach these street raised ghetto thugs

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