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Opa-Locka Says No More Saggy Pants…For Women

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Opa-Locka Commissioners are ready to act after deciding they’ve literally seen enough.

City commissioners gave tentative approval to a new ordinance that authorizes police to ticket women as well as men for wearing pants that expose underwear or undergarments, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

The city originally passed an anti-sagging ordinance in 2007 that banned sagging pants in city parks and buildings and then expanded the ban to any public place in the city in 2010.

According to the Herald, Commissioner Dorothy Johnson sponsored the change to the ordinance saying she wanted some of the area’s women to improve their image. She also told the Herald that she hopes to expand the program with community feedback.

Currently, violators of the saggy pants ban face a fine of $500 or 25 hours of community service, according to the Herald, with a final sentence determined by the code enforcement department and a city magistrate.

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