Florida’s Low-Riding Pants Law To Be Extended To Women

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  • Lawmakers in Opa-Locka, Fla., have an ordinance in place for its male residents who sag their pants. Now they have decided to include females in their law too, according to the Miami Herald.

    The ordinance, which went in to effect in 2007 and was toughened three years ago, fines men who publicly wear sagging pants and expose their undergarments.

    Now, lawmakers in the small city, which touts a population of about 15,000, have added females to the existing sagging pants ordinance because its commissioner, Dorothy Jackson, was tired of seeing women around her town exposing themselves.

    Jackson, who sponsored the addition to the ordinance, contends, “I heard a little boy say, ‘Mommy, pull your pants up. That man is looking at you.’ Your son is telling you this, and she didn’t see anything wrong with it.”

    Consequently, those around Opa-Locka who feel the need to walk around showing off their underwear will pay a $500 fine or dedicate themselves to doing 25 hours of community service.  The sentence is determined via a hearing by the city’s code enforcement department or city magistrate.

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