Well today was very interesting and busy. After proving to a lady that airplanes were not actually flying over her house too low. I was present at a meeting conducted about "sagging'. Sagging is predominant with kids, but has transgressed to young adults. Wearing your pants below your hip is known as sagging. In attendance at this meeting were, the Chief and Assistant Chief of Police, the City Attorney, the Deputy City Manager and myself. Essentially the reason for the meeting was to see what other cities had done concerning this behavior. We looked at the pitfalls and hazards concerning writing an ordinance. The feeling was that two sections of Constitutional Rights could be threatened. The Fourteenth Amendment, concerning the race card and the First Amendment concerning freedom of expression.
Since we are dealing with pants height I felt that the Fourteenth Amendment was not a player. However, our Deputy City Manager felt that the ACLU would sue the city if an ordinance were passed. Dallas had looked at an ordinance and decided the same thing. So instead of passing anything substantive they spent money on a campaign of awareness, with no result. Since case law allowed us to look at the reason that schools could enforce dress code, it was obvious that once off school property the First Amendment takes over. Thus, the pants come down. Disgusting, isn't it?