There has been a recent ban on “saggy pants,” requiring those with their pants too low to pay a fine for indecency. The latest city to support the ban is Pikeville, Tennessee. If residents are caught sagging, they will be charged a $25 fine. PLEASE TAKE NATIONAL POLLS AND PETITIONS. YOUR OPINION MATTERS Results Are Sent To Congress - Let Congress Hear Your Voice
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The ban has raised questions over whether or not the government has the right to institute laws that regulate someone’s fashion choices. There are also doubts as to whether police will take the time to enforce the law.
“All I know is we just don’t want them running around half-naked on our streets,” Pikeville Mayor Phil Cagle told the Times Free Press. “That’s the bottom line.”
The ordinance was unanimously approved in the city, and anyone with pants hanging ‘more than three inches below the top of the hips’ will be forced to pay the fine.
While some argue that the law is racist, officials claim that health concerns are top of mind as well.