Where is “WALK RIGHT!” When You Need It?

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Joey Skaggs, WALK RIGHT!In 1984, Joey Skaggs had had enough of the outrageous behavior exhibited by inconsiderate, unconscious, hostile pedestrians in New York City. Skaggs formed WALK RIGHT! — an ad hoc group of vigilante sidewalk etiquette enforcers who patrolled the streets to make New York a better place to live and walk. Read more here.

24 years later, communities are still grappling with these issues. And, at the heart of it all? The dreaded saggy pants…

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Links of interest:

  • It’s the law: No sagging pants in Chicago suburb, 1010WINS, July 20, 2008
  • Flint police chief: No backing down from crackdown on saggy pants, Detroit Free Press, July 20, 2008
  • Saggy pants law overwhelmingly approved in Riviera Beach, Palm Beach Post, March 11, 2008
  • Dallas Uses Billboards to Target Saggy Pants, Fox News, October 23, 2007
  • Baggy pants crackdown goes national, CNN, September 17, 2007
  • Louisiana Town To Ban Saggy Pants, AP, June 14, 2007
  • image: Fox News