Dunn Leader: Pull up Pants or Pay

WRAL, July 18, 2012

Dunn Mayor Pro Tem Carnell Robinson says sagging pants are bringing down the city’s image.

He wants to enact an ordinance prohibiting the fashion statement, which is typified by men whose underwear is visible above the waist of their pants.

Under Robinson’s proposal, the first two violations would result in a warning. The third time, violators could face a fine of up to $200.

“I believe this form of dress is totally disrespectful,” Robinson said Wednesday. “(This is) just a simple matter of the community re-establishing some standards.”

He says that higher community standards will result in lower crime.

Saggy pants “is part of a culture that breeds drug sales, drug addictions, crime and murder,” Robinson said. “That is not what I want for our community.”


The proposal will be up for discussion at the Dunn City Council’s August meeting. Robinson said he drafted his proposal based on a similar ordinance in Tuscumbia, Ala., one of several towns in the nation that has banned saggy pants.

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  • Let thugs look like thugs. 

    Beside the obvious personal freedom issue, it’s a safety issue. 

    Last thing we need are street thugs dressed like Mormons. 

    • anarchyst

      There have been a number of instances where “saggin'” has resulted in making it easier for “law enforcement” personnel to apprehend the “suspect”.  Some of them are on youtube and are hilarious.  On another note, spell “saggin'” backwards . . .

      • bluffcreek1967

        Good observation! Priceless!!

      •  Ha! I wonder if that’s intentional.

  • Sheila Dinehart

    How very interesting.  Wonder if the mayor/community is black?  That style really does mock prison fashion …the idea being that belts are not allowed in jails, or so it has been said.  Prison seems like a pretty popular place for blacks, sadly. I don’t know what I believe about that or if it really matters to authentic whites what blacks or any other race does as long as they keep it to themselves, course that’s the problem.  Society does what mainstream media and pop culture says is cool…maybe building concentration camps for youffs would be a great idea…give them all cell phones so they can flash mob themselve out of existence…gosh critical thinking  is really a bitch…

  • Francis Galton

    If my count is correct, this is the umpteenth time a local yokel politician has attempted to criminalize thug dress code.  It has never gained traction anywhere it has been proposed, it has never worked anywhere, and it never will work anywhere, EVER.

    Frankly, believing that criminalizing saggy pants will lower crime (which is what this whole charade amounts to) is like believing that shaving someone’s head will cure their cancer: it is hard to conjure up a more daft misinterpretation of correlation versus causation.   

    •  Exactly. Furthermore, government should not be in the business of dictating fashion.

  • Church_of_Jed

    We welcome the Diversity’s wearing saggy pants.  It shows us who they are, because people define themselves by how they act.

    If you haven’t noticed yet, take a look. When you see the Diversity trying to walk in saggy pants, they swagger back and forth like an ape walking on its hind legs.   Saggy pants just help our blacks feel more African, more natural, more authentic, more in touch with their inner being.  We applaud the trend and hope it continues to the next step- emancipation from Anglo Saxon surnames, and our language and technology in general, except iphone video.

  • Let them dress the way they want.  When the time comes it will be easy to identify them.

    • Capnmorgan5150

      Easy to catch, too. It’s hard to run when you’re pants are halfway down.

  • “I believe this form of dress is totally disrespectful,” Robinson said Wednesday. “(This is) just a simple matter of the community re-establishing some standards.”

    Blacks have no “standards” and therein lies the problem.

  • 1proactive2

    The “saggin’ pants” thing began in prisons among black inmates to advertise sex for a fee.  For the price of prison junk food the buyer got anal sex. Blacks, the primary sexual predators in the prison population, don’t think they are homosexual, however, if they’re pitching and not catching. 

    Put another way:

    For a black to walk around with saggin’ drawers means another male can take a trip up the “hershey highway” if they pay the toll.

  • Born_In_The_Pineywoods

    Dunn is  about 42% colored, and the results of that speak for themselves.

  • I would not be surprized if any of these thugs would claim discrimination if  they did not get a job when they showed dressed in baggy pants, showing the top their underwear and wearing their caps backwards with their $200 sneakers.

  • Wait for it…3…2…1… thats “racisssst!”

  • bluffcreek1967

    Pay close attention folks: This article demonstrates just one of the myriad of differences between Blacks and Whites. How often are there public cries for Whites to dress decently? How many city councils are considering enacting an ordinance to penalize Whites for wearing ‘saggin’ pants? Yet, at every point, Blacks must be told to behave, not to do this or that, watched carefully by the police lest they get out of control, and even how to dress appropriately so as to not bring further disgrace upon their communities! These people are foolish little children at heart, and must be managed closely in all they do. They cannot be trusted to conduct themselves decently and with any semblance of honor and self-respect – for they have none.

  • jackryanvb


    More evidence (as if any more is needed) why Libertarianism doesn’t work with urban, young Black people. If we let urban, young Black people do what they want, dress how they want, listen to whatever music they want and pursue their own personal utility – most will choose destructive lifestyles.

  • jackryanvb

    You are right that the pants below the butt fashion originated in prison, but not from “thugs” in prison. This look originated from homosexual “punks” in prison – it was a sign that they were interested in being on the receiving end of homosexual sex.

  • I have even seen young white men wearing baggy pants and oversized t shirts.