Collinsville Tells Teens To Pull Up Their Pants

Michael Calhoun

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – There’s a new dress code in this Metro East city, and it says no saggy pants allowed.

The City Council voted 3-to-2 Monday night to institute a ban on 3-to-4 inches of sag below the waistline. Belts are encouraged.

“I think if I was a minority, either black or Spanish, I would be antagonized by this,” said one man who spoke at the meeting. “I think it’s taking away one of our freedoms, and one of them is to dress and act the way we want.”

The Mayor asked Council members to refrain, fearing a slippery slope and issues with enforcement. Council members, however, said they were simply acting upon the wishes of their constituents.

First offense means a hundred dollar fine. It’s three hundred the second time, plus community service.

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  1. Amy Jo says:

    ARE THEY LIVING WITH PARENTS?
    DO THEY HAVE A JOB?
    ARE THEY DOING IT FOR THE GIRLS OR THE BOYS ?
    LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE INVITING THOSE THAT MIGHT TO BEND THEM OVER A CAR HOOD. GIRLS DON’T WALK DOWN THE STREET HOLDING HANDSW/ THEM
    WE IN THE MIDWEST WILL JUST KEEP LAUGHING AT THE LOOK. I AM SORRY THAT THE KIDS DON’T GET IT. WHERE I WORK YOU WILL PULL THEM UP OR YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE. IT IS A PRIVATE SHOP AND I WILL NOT LET THEM DISRESPECT US IN THAT WAY

    THANKS FOR LETTING ME AIR MY THOUGHTS

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