Saggy pants ban hearing draws large crowd in Hinds County

By The Associated Press

This ban will divert scarce resources from law enforcement, and require them to be the fashion police,” said Bear Atwood, legal director for the Mississippi ACLU. “The ban violates the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Constitution protects expressive conduct, regardless of public opinion. The fact that many people find saggy pants distasteful does not permit the government to ban them.