Posted on July 22, 2008

It’s the Law: No Sagging Pants in Chicago Suburb

AP, July 20, 2008

Be careful if you have saggy pants in the south Chicago suburb of Lynwood. Village leaders have passed an ordinance that would levy $25 fines against anyone showing three inches or more of their underwear in public.

Eugene Williams is the mayor of Lynwood. He says young men walk around town half-dressed, keeping major retailers and economic development away. {snip}

The American Civil Liberties Union says the ordinance targets young men of color.