Proposal targets sagging pants in Midlothian

August 14, 2008 11:25:31 AM PDT
Exposed boxer shorts will no longer be welcome in Midlothian if a proposed anti-sagging pants ordinance is passed. Officials say the proposed ordinance could result in a fine between $50 and $100.

Midlothian Police Chef Vince Schavone also says the proposal was fueled by residents' concerns that sagging pants is indicative of a gang problem in the village.

Last month, Lynwood became the first municipality in Illinois to approve a ban on sagging pants. Offenders there are given a $25 ticket for showing three inches or more of their underwear in public.

The American Civil Liberties Union has steadfastly opposed such laws across the country saying such measures target young men of color.