Saggy Pants Law Being Overturned In Florida


After 13 years, a South Florida city is overturning a ban on “saggy pants” — that reveal the wearer’s underwear.

The Opa-locka City Commission voted to repeal both the original 2007 legislation and a 2013 ordinance that said women, could also receive citations for wearing pants that exposed their undergarments.

The vote will need to be approved again at a subsequent commission meeting before it’s official. But the item was co-sponsored by four of the five commissioners.

“I was never in support of it, even as a resident,” Vice Mayor Chris Davis, said. “I felt it disproportionately affected a certain segment of our population, which is young, African-American men.”

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