Florida City Bans Saggy Jeans

Critics are certain police will use it as an excuse to institute stop-and-frisk techniques


A Florida city council has granted local law enforcement the powers of a fashion police after they passed a law banning the wearing of saggy pants in public.

Granting Cocoa Police the ability to control a dress code, yesterday the council banned pants that expose underwear or skin more than three inches below the waistline on streets, sidewalks and other designated city property.

Claiming that the law is to make sure the city of over 17,000 is known as a family orientated community, critics claim that it instead gives police the right to increase their stop and frisk under the guise of the new ordinance.

(Hat tip to Reason commenter Sarcasmic)