Alderwoman Tries to Outlaw Low Sagging Pants

3 years 9 months 23 hours ago August 21, 2013 Aug 21, 2013 Wednesday, August 21 2013 Wednesday, August 21, 2013 7:10:00 AM CDT in News
By: The Assosiated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis alderwoman's effort to make wearing saggy pants a crime is drawing opposition from residents.

Alderwoman Marlene Davis believes young men who wear their pants too low create lewd conduct that should be outlawed. She hosted a public meeting Tuesday night on the topic.

Several people at the meeting spoke out, saying it's unfair to target people for a fashion choice.

Aldermen will consider the ban in September. If passed, violators could face fines of up to $500 and jail time.

 

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