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Struthers officials: Keep pants pulled up

Published: Thu, March 29, 2012 @ 12:02 a.m.

By jeanne starmack



Kids, listen: When you’re in the Struthers city building, or anywhere in the city, for that matter, keep your pants on.

The whole way on — half-way doesn’t count.

In city police reports, it’s called “busting a sag.” If you’re walking down the street with your flowered boxers sticking out 10 inches above your jeans, you might get a lecture from a police officer if one sees you.

If you’re in the city building, you’re likely to get a lecture from Ed Wildes, the city’s safety-services director, who is asking city council for an ordinance to cover the issue of sagging pants so he doesn’t have to see your underwear anymore.

Wildes brought his request to a council caucus meeting Wednesday.

“It’s just hard to regulate how people dress,” Dominic Leone, the city’s law director, told him. “But I could pull the indecency ordinance out and look at expanding it.”

“I would like to take a common-sense approach,” Wildes replied. “You shouldn’t walk around with your pants hanging off your [butt].”

“You wouldn’t go into a job interview like that,” he continued, or into the courtroom or a school, he pointed out.

“I’ll be damned if I’ll let them in city hall like that,” he said.

“You start letting the youth in this community dictate what’s going to be done in this community, and you’ve got chaos,” he added. “It starts with a dress code.”

Leone said he’ll review the law already on the books and make a recommendation to council.

“It might already be in there,” he said. “Why create a new law?”

He also said it’s hard for a city to tell people how to dress, because the city could run afoul of the U.S. Constitution.

“I just don’t think we can regulate how people dress, as long as they’re covered up,” he said.


1yashure(18 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

If I'm not mistaken, there's already a clause on the books somewhere in Strudders, that addresses proper dress, as well as procedures for discipline. Check under H for Howdie Heldman. You should find it there.

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2Silence_Dogood(1670 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

This is just racially insensitive, whats next, outlawing malt liquor. It's just their culture.

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3bmanresident(607 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

I like the idea of illegalizing malt liquor. Cognac should be too. And if anyone has ever been to Struthers lets just say its not the blacks dressing like classless fools, it's the whites too!

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4Buci01(12 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

When reading this article and the comments except one, I never seen anything about race bring mentioned at all. I truly believe that is the problem with this Country now, something constructive is mentioned that will benefit everyone. Someone has to inject race. That is literally wrong. Have Faith. God Bless America

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5Silence_Dogood(1670 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

Barack Obama, speaking just prior to the 2008 US Presidential Election appeared on MTV and stated that laws banning the practice of wearing low-slung pants that expose one's underwear were "a waste of time". However, he did follow that up with the statement: "Having said that, brothers should pull up their pants. You are walking by your mother, your grandmother, your underwear is showing. What's wrong with that? Come on. Some people might not want to see your underwear. I’m one of them."

When a black man refers to someone as a "brother" it is generally understood to mean a fellow black man. Ergo I was making the same assumption as Barak Obama, was he wrong also?

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6Silence_Dogood(1670 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

It has been suggested by a nationally recognized black reporter to the President that this is a civil rights case.


A good song about pulling your pants up.


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7bmanresident(607 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

At DNA, your comment makes less sense than my racist comment from before. In fact, this whole issue and proposed ordinance makes no sense. Struthers has detiorating home values, high crime, and all that. And this is what we are worried about. So glad I live in Boardman.

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8reallytired(84 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

hey bmanresident,,, just a fact check on your comment about Struthers,, Struthers has one of the lowest crime rates in the county,,, far lower then Boardman Township, and Struthers has far less homes for sale then boardman does,, and if Strutherscould get rid of the out of town landlords (boardman,canfield, poland) that own property in our town that don't care who they rent to, our crime rate would even be lower,, the people of Struthers have a right to make laws to conform to our standards of living, and we are tired of having to be "Politically Correct" . The walking around with your pants down isn't a racial issue it's a respect issue,,respect for your community and yourself!

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9reallytired(84 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

hey bmanresident,, just catching the headlines to the vindy today(april 3) . massive brawl in Boardman Park 100 kids involved?? a gun involved How's that struthers comment looking now ? time to pour a big glass of " SHUT MY MOUTH" and drink it huh?

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