Marlene Davis

Politics
2:21 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

'Sagging Pants Bill' Supporters Say The Style Has Medical Repercussions

(via Flickr/tobyotter)

Members of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen debated a bill that would place a fine on sagging your pants in public.

The Public Safety Committee spent about an hour and a half debating the much-publicized bill's merits. A big focus was on sagging’s supposed impact on health.

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Politics
1:11 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

$100 Fine For Sagging Pants? Yes, Under Proposed St. Louis Bill

Credit (via Flickr/tobyotter)

A St. Louis alderwoman wants to keep people from sagging their pants in public. Marlene Davis introduced a bill Friday that would impose a fine of at least $100 for a violation. 

A violation is described as wearing pants below the waist, exposing the skin or undergarments which is quote “likely to cause affront or alarm.”

The topic may sound funny, but not all the aldermen are laughing. Alderman Antonio French says the bill inordinately targets young black men.

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Del Taco vote
3:49 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Del Taco bill wins narrow approval from Board of Aldermen

Aldermen narrowly approved on Friday a redevelopment plan for the former Del Taco site on Grand Ave. Preservationists worry the bill is a precursor to the building's demolition.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

A measure that local preservationists worry could lead to the demolition of the UFO-shaped former home of Del Taco on Grand Ave. is on its way to the mayor's desk.

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