Proposal targets sagging pants in Midlothian

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.

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