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Judge’s Sign Warns Defendants to Pull Up Their Saggy Pants

Posted Oct 11, 2011 6:26 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A Manhattan judge is so fed up with saggy pants in his courtroom that he has taped a reminder on the defense table.

The sign reads, “Pull Up Pants,” the New York Post reports. Judge Eduardo Padro explained in an interview with the newspaper that he offers teens a chance to avoid jail, but he expects them to act and dress appropriately. “It’s about respect,” he said.

Padro offered a verbal admonition to a 16-year-old boy on Friday, the Post says. “I have no interest in seeing your behind,” the judge told the youth.

According to the Post, the boy’s jeans “perched at such a distance from his waist that it would have been noticeable even if his briefs had not been a bracing shade of chartreuse.”

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