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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:11 AM

Sagging pants law abolished in Shreveport

Doc Montgomery held up a bullet proof vest at the podium the day the City Council voted to repeal a law that allowed the Shreveport Police Department to target and jail black men disproportionately.

The Council voted 6-1 to abolish a sagging pants law that banned people from wearing pants below the waist line 2007. Black men made up 96 percent of the 726 arrests for sagging in Shreveport since the law passed 2007, according to SPD data.

A total of 699 black men were arrested for sagging as compared to the 12 white men that were arrested for sagging since the law passed more than a decade ago.

Last month, City Councilwoman LeVette Fuller proposed to abolish the law. The proposal gained national attention.

Read more: https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/2019/06/11/sagging-pants-law-abolished-shreveport/1425135001/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:18 AM

1. Maybe it is something in the drinking water down south that makes some people total idiots.

Sagging pants law. What's next? Anti gravity laws where nothing can sag?

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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 09:14 AM

2. Unless their bare ass is showing....

.... let them wear their pants the way they want to. If someone chooses to avail themselves of the worst fashion statement since rat tails and mullets, that should be their business.

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