This Florida City Is Finally Repealing Their Super Strange 'Saggy Pants' Law
The law could hit saggy pant wearers with a $500 fine for "indecent exposure" 😬💰
A saggy pants law in Opa-Locka Florida called "constitutionally questionable" by the Miami Herald is finally being repealed.
The 2013 ordinance made it unlawful for individuals to wear baggy pants that exposed their underwear in public places including city buildings, parks, and businesses — classifying the as , with violators subject to civil citations with a or 25 hours of community service.
I was never in support of it. [...] I felt it disproportionately affected a certain segment of our population.
Vice Mayor Chris Davis
Vice Mayor of the city Chris Davis sponsored the repeal that was also co-sponsored by four out of five commissioners, receiving a 4 to 1 vote in favor of revoking the law.
Though it will need to go through another round of commission meeting review, the Vice Mayor isn't the only one in support of repeal; Mayor Matthew Pigatt has also called the " " signs toting the law around the city an "eye-sore" that has been "long overdue" for removal.
Opa-Locka is not the only Florida city to have passed such a law either; central Florida city later repealed following a threat of legal action from the NAACP.had a similar ordinance back in 2014, which was