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Dwaine Caraway Relaunching Crusade Against Sagging Pants

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Councilman Dwaine Caraway announced this morning at the City Council briefing that despite his half-decade long effort to get young men to pull 'em up, Dallas' sagging epidemic is only getting worse.

"It's a doggone shame," he said.

Seems that Caraway recently spotted two young men strolling through the meat department of Walmart, their pants around their knees and their undergarments in plain view.

"I tell you, I'm talking about filthy underwear," Caraway said.

So, Caraway and 500 of his male friends (though women are invited, too) will be in City Hall's flag room on Wednesday at either 1 or 2 p.m. (he said both) to "send a signal about respecting women and young women and ladies and little girls."

Does this mean more billboards? Semi-famous people? Another try and a sagging ordinance? And how does Caraway plan to make this go-round more effective than previous efforts which, by his own admission, haven't kept pants from dropping?

We'll have to wait until next week to find out, but his council colleagues tell him to keep fighting the good fight.

"Thank you for taking up the mantle of having young men respect themselves," said Voincel Jones Hill.

Then Jerry Allen chimed in: "Mr. Caraway, you've been beating this drum since you've been on the council. It's a good drum to beat, and I'll be standing beside you."

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