ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Will St. Louis police soon be conducting pants patrols?
It could be a possibility if a St. Louis City Alderwoman gets her way. Alderwoman Marlene Davis held a public forum Thursday night to debate whether sagging pants should be added to the indecent and lewd conduct ordinance - meaning that police could ticket you for sagging your pants.
At the first public meeting about the ban, Davis put together a panel that included a state representative, a St. Louis University professor and a hip-hop artist.
The meeting was fraught with a generational gap, with older attendees arguing that saggy pants are offensive and younger attendees arguing that the ban was racially motivated.
There was some talk about possibly punishing offenders with community service or creating a grassroots effort to reach out to saggy pants wearers.
The next public forum is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Aug. 20 at Long Middle School.