City Council Bans Pajama Pants; Organizers Plan Million Pajama Pants March
In a late night closed door meeting, the New Bedford City Council voted to ban pajama pants during daylight hours throughout the city of New Bedford. The vote passed 6-5 and has been sent to Mayor Mitchell’s desk for signature or veto.
David Coelho, who introduced the measure said, “Pajama pants are to be worn in the home, not on our streets. Pajama pants are gateway clothing. It starts with pajama pants, which leads to saggy pants and criminal behavior. On the surface it looks like I’m banning pajama pants, but what I’m really doing is taking a more pro-active, preventative step in reducing crime. Nip it before it starts.”
There was complete outrage in the pajama pants community and many have already started to organize a Million Pajama Pants March. Location, date and time to be announced. “This is outrageous. Don’t we have more important things to focus on in New Bedford?” Said Al “Sharpton” Smith, the Million Pajama Pants March organizer. “They are trampling on the constitution! What’s next? Are they going to vote themselves a pay raise?” He wasn’t happy and began swearing uncontrollably in multiple languages when we informed him that the City Council did vote themselves a 44% raise last year.
Many people are upset that the meeting wasn’t publicized enough and have taken the City Council to task. When asked, City Councilor Henry Duarte Jr. responded, ”Listen. We advertised on WBSM an hour before the meeting. We did our part.”
City Councilor Jane Martins voted against the measure. “I think pajama pants are part of New Bedford as much as scallops and whaling. After the mob violence in the south end of New Bedford recently, this is a dangerous road the city council is going down.” When asked if she will be attending the Million Pajama Pants March, Jane replied, “Of course. I’ll be there with bells and pajama pants on.”