Judge addresses sagging pants spotlightRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Apr 11 2012 9:14 PM
Autauga County Circuit Judge John Bush said he’s shocked by the national attention he’s received after sentencing a Prattville man to three days in jail for contempt of court because his jeans were sagging too low.
Bush, a seasoned jurist with more than 25 years on the bench, said Wednesday morning his office had fielded calls from local media outlets as well as the Associated Press and other national news outlets. The sentence was first reported in Wednesday’s Montgomery Advertiser.
“People are asking me: Is this out of the norm?” Bush said of his contempt citation. “And I tell them ‘no,’ that the only thing that’s different is that most of the time I give a person five days in jail. This time, I gave the young man three. And this time our local reporter was in the courtroom.”