On Tuesday, the South Carolina town of Timmonsville passed a law banning sagging pants. Mayor William James said this law is about promoting self respect and integrity.
The exact language of the ordinance reads:
It shall be unlawful for any person driving or walking in the streets and roads of the Town of Timmonsville to:
(a) Engage in public nudity;
(b) display pornographic material such that others are unwantingly exposed to the same or that minors are able to view the same;
(c) display the flesh of one’s rear-end, behind, or backside during stationary or movement within the city limits;
(d) wear pants, trousers, or shorts such that the known undergarments are intentional [sic] displayed/exposed to the public.
Anyone found in violation of the ordinance will be given a verbal warning by law enforcement, with a written warning on the second violation and the possibility of a fine of between $100 and $600.