St. Louis Alderwoman Proposes Sagging Pants Ban

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis Alderwoman Marlene Davis says she has had enough with sagging pants in St. Louis.

Davis has introduced a plan to ban the wearing of pants which sag below the waistline.

“To provide citizens with some sense of decency and respect that does not require us to look at people’s behinds and their underwear everyday. It’s also a health hazard as well,” she said.

Some other aldermen said Friday that they don’t like seeing sagging pants but question if such a ban is a violation of free speech or would be too hard to enforce.

“It’s currently legislated in 139 cities,” Davis responded.

When asked if the law could be enforced, Davis said “Yes sir…it’s a law.”

Davis said police could stop pedestrians and tell them to pull up their pants if the bill passes.

“It’s another tool in the box,” she added.

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