Illinois town bans saggy pants

Posted on July 14, 2011

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Collinsville, Illinois has recently passed an ordinance that forbids people from wearing low slung pants that show their underwear.

After a vote of 3-2 the new law has been established and will come into effect in 10 days after the city publishes it.

Failing to comply will result in a fine of $100 and community service, repeated offence will result in $300 in fine and many more hours in community service.

Mayor John Miller was seen requesting people not to vote however the end result was seemingly disappointing to him. He said “It might be offensive to the people who are viewing it, but it does not give people the right to criticize and make laws prohibiting it in a community.”

However council woman Liz Dalton says that the reason she pushed for this regulation is because “most people are tired of looking at people’s underwear.” Adding to that fellow council member Mike Tognarelli said that “saggy pants are a sign of gang activity, just ask your police”

One young man stated that wearing saggy pants is a fashion statement and that nobody should get offended.

Opponents say that this law might distract police from other priorities.

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