NAACP Threatens Legal Action Over Ocala Saggy Pants Law
OCALA---Officials with the NAACP are now calling for a repeal of the controversial "saggy pants" ordinance in Ocala.
On Tuesday, the Marion County branch of the NAACP will ask Mayor Kent Guinn and five other city council members to repeal the law at the council meeting, or face a legal battle with the NAACP.
The organization claims the law focuses on racial profiling of citizens on city property.
Mayor Guinn did admit in an recent interview with TV20 that he accidently signed the ordinance into law and that he wants the council to reconsider the law altogether.
The NAACP will hold a community forum about this law after the council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday night at the United Theological Seminary in Ocala.
- Ocala Mayor Says He Doesn't Support "Saggy Pants" Ordinance
- Ocala City Council Does Not Repeal Saggy Pants Law, May Decriminalize It
- Ocala Saggy Pants Ban Repealed
- Ocala mayor challenges community to get fit
- Saggy Pants Ordinance Here To Stay?
- High School Army Recruits Recognized in Ocala
- Ocala city Council Not Ready to Vote on Proposed Tent City
- No More Saggy Pants in Ocala
- Pull Up Those Saggy Pants
- E-Cigarette Ordinance in Marion County