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.
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.
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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