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Green Bay saggy pants ban proposal gets shot down


GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - A Green Bay committee has overwhelmingly denied a proposal to ban saggy pants in the downtown. 

The city attorney said it would be unconstitutional, police say it would be tough to enforce, and citizens felt it would send the wrong message about the city. 

Alderman David Boyce made the proposal.  

Several residents spoke out against the proposal at the Protection and Welfare Committee meeting Monday night including Jeffery House, an African American, who felt it would lead to racial profiling. 

A prime example of that came from the 65-year-old Boyce himself, who implied House sagged his pants.

“How do you feel yourself when you do stuff like that,” Boyce asked, before he was interrupted by House, who told him he doesn’t dress like that and pointed out that his pants fit. 

Boyce told a story of how he was assaulted by someone with saggy pants.

In the end, he actually joined the rest of the committee to deny his proposal.

Boyce says he didn't want an ordinance but to get a discussion going about the issue in downtown.