Covington lawmaker proposes banning baggy pants - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Covington lawmaker proposes banning baggy pants

A local lawmaker is pushing to pass a law banning baggy pants in one Mid-South community.

The Covington Mayor and Board of Alderman is studying the issue to see what, if anything, can be done about people who wear their pants below what is considered "normal."

The issue was originated by Alderman Tommy Hatcher.
Hatcher said the idea was hatched when one of his constituents approached him, asking him to do something about what some consider indecent.

Hatcher put the issue before Covington's mayor and Board of Alderman, saying he sees the style periodically, and does not care for it.

"Raised in my day and time, it would be indecent exposure," he said. "I don't like to see somebody with their pants down below their buttocks. My wife, my grandchildren could be right there, and I don't like it."

Hatcher said the city attorney in Covington is reviewing the "pants too low" issue, adding the city will likely wait on other cities across the country to also address baggy pants.

Large cities in several states, including Dallas, Texas, have proposed laws against baggy pants.

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