Dallas Official Aims To Ban Baggy Pants
DALLAS -- A Dallas City Councilman wants to ban baggy pants in the city.School board trustee Ron Price said banning saggy slacks might be the only way to get children to pull up their pants.A look around school campuses leaves some wondering just how low baggy pants can go."Pull them up. That's just my first thought," parent Shalonda Alexander said.Alexander said it is embarrassing to see children wearing pants so low that their underwear shows."It just doesn't present a good image," she said.Price agrees and said he has had enough."It's something wrong when we say it's OK for people to walk around our city with their underwear showing," he said.Price said he would ask the Dallas City Council to make it illegal to wear the baggy pants by either drawing up a new ordinance, or by adding the ban to an existing ordinance related to public lewdness."If all citizens, regardless of race or gender, understand in the city of Dallas, we refuse to let you walk around with pants showing your buttocks, that's a message for all people," he said.Price did not say how the ban would be enforced if it did become law.
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