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Pull Up Your Pants, Massachusetts, or Have Them Pulled Down In Prison

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By Greg Seals on January 23, 2013

“So you think you look pretty good wearing your pants like that, don’t you? Underwear exposed, hip hop style.” – The Fashion Police

Forget Gangnam Style, there is a bigger epidemic holding the morality of our youth hostage, and the Black Mental Health Alliance of Massachusetts is out to stop it. BMHAM warns the wayward street youth of Massachusetts against the dangers of wearing your pants “hip hop style,” meaning pants sagging, underwear exposed, in their latest PSA.

Unlike cities in Georgia, Florida, Illinois, and Tennessee, we could find no articles mentioning the passage or reinterpretation of any legislation in Massachusetts which would lead to up to three years in state prison for busting a sweet sag, as the officer says in the video.

The video does however cite Chapter 272 (Crimes Against Chastity, Morality, Decency and Good Order), Section 16 (Open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior) of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts General Law which states:

A man or woman, married or unmarried, who is guilty of open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than three years or in jail for not more than two years or by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars.

Regardless of the legality of showing off that sweet pair skivvies, you still don’t want to run the risk of looking like a fool with your pants on the ground.

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