Hot Springs man wants city to outlaw baggy pants - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Hot Springs man wants city to outlaw baggy pants

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - A Hot Springs man wants the city to ban sagging pants. Charles W. Smith has started a signature drive for what he calls a "Law Against Pants Sagging."

If enacted, Smiths proposal would prohibit people from wearing pants below the waist that expose the skin or underclothes.

He proposes that any person found in violation be subject to fines and community service. Smith says he is seeking signatures to show the Hot Springs Board of Directors that the proposal has local support.

Last week, a Pine Bluff alderman dropped his plans for a similar ban, saying the measure didn't have enough support from the city council and the mayor.

The Arkansas American Civil Liberties Union had warned that the proposal wasn't likely to withstand a constitutional challenge.

Cities in other states have considered outlawing baggy pants.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Powered by Frankly