Back in 2013, Opa-locka passed a law that stated people couldn’t sag their pants low enough to show their underwear.
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Multiple reports now state that the Opa-locka, Florida City Council has overturned the ordinance in a 4-1 vote. There are a few more legal steps before the ordinance is officially tossed out, but residents are happy that this is no longer hanging over their heads. The commissioner who voted to keep the law in place reported.y stated that he believed the ordinance was to “uplift” young Black men. Others saw it as a law that specifically targeted the Black community considering that “sagging,” which began in the prison system, became popular due to hip hop culture.
“I was never in support of it, even as a resident,” Vice-Mayor Chris Davis told the Miami Herald. “I felt it disproportionately affected a certain segment of our population, which is young, African American men.”