This Is How An Anti-Sagging Law Got Someone KILLED
In February, Anthony Childs’ life came to a tragic end in Shreveport, Louisiana. An officer stopping him for saggy pants turned into a dramatic chase that left Anthony dead and his family with countless unanswered questions.
The coroner’s report says Anthony was shot three times by the pursuing officer but died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Understandably, his family is suspicious. How did it even get to this point in the first place?
This terrible sagging ordinance has been around since 2007, and Black men account for a WHOPPING 96% of those targeted by it. That’s no surprise, but it’s not too late to do something about it!
City Councilwoman LeVette Fuller has been pushing to REPEAL this ordinance and she needs our help.
We DON’T need ordinances that put Black people in unnecessary danger because of police encounters. Sagging ordinances like this can lead to a citation, which can lead to a warrant and incarceration. Even death.
It puts Black people in the system we should be fighting AGAINST!
We need to let Mayor Adrian Perkins know you support the repeal of the sagging ordinance and tell him that the record of those in the system for their clothing choice should be expunged!
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