Sagging Pants Ban Approved in Ocala
Ocala, FL -- The Ocala City Council was brief about people who turn their underwear into outer wear.
Council members unanimously approved an ordinance that bans sagging pants on city-owned property. If anyone is seen drooping their pants "below their natural waistline", they can be stopped by police and given a warning or a fine and may face up to six months jail time. But that fine amount - as well as what defines "below the natural waistline" still hasn't been decided.
And some argue the ban allows for racial profiling - but officials disagree.
According to Ocala City Council Member Mary Sue Rich, "actually it's not profiling because kids of all ages, all races, all genders, you see girls with them down just as much as you see boys so you won't be profiling against any one group."
Rich tried in 2009 to ban people from walking around with sagging pants on city property, but she had no support from other council members.
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