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Hinds Co. to set hearing on banning saggy pants

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Hinds County supervisors plan to set a public hearing for residents to air their views on a proposed law that would ban saggy pants.

The ban is being proposed by Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes, who in 2009 as a Jackson councilman unsuccessfully pitched a law that would prohibit sagging pants in the state's capital city.

The Clarion-Ledger reports the supervisors will discuss setting the public hearing at their regular meeting Monday.

Stokes said he's continuing his crusade for the ban because he has long held that wearing sagging pants is a practice that can negatively influence younger children.

Stokes' proposal is still being drafted, but Martin said there could be a community service requirement or a nominal $10 fine.



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