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Lukewarm reception to saggy pants ban plan

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis alderwoman's effort to make wearing saggy pants a crime is drawing opposition from residents.


Alderwoman Marlene Davis believes young men who wear their pants too low create lewd conduct that should be outlawed. She hosted a public meeting Tuesday night on the topic.


Several people at the meeting spoke out, saying it's unfair to target people for a fashion choice.


Aldermen will consider the ban in September. If passed, violators could face fines of up to $500 and jail time.

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