Pull them up or pay up.
Soon, wearing your trousers below your hips will be illegal in SC, if the state Legislature gets its way.
According to House Bill 4957, it would be illegal for anyone to wear trousers "three inches below the crest of his ileum", or the top of the hips, which would expose their skin or underwear.
Though the bill uses the word "his", Rep. Wendell Gilliard told WCIV-TV that the rule would also apply to women who wear "pants down by their ankles or below the waist".
The crime is not a serious offense, and offenders wouldn't be considered criminals or delinquents.
If passed, a first time offense would receive a $25 fine. Thereafter, it would be $50 or three hours of community service for a second offense, and $75 or six hours of community service for a third offense or more.Читайте также: Leeds to hold vote on centenary badge
Civil rights groups fear that the bill unfairly targets ethnic minorities, and African-American men in particular.
"It's unbecoming, it's unprofessional", Jefferson told Columbia, South Carolina's WLTX.
"It's no more than a warning to allow these fellas to be more responsible", Jefferson added. I see men of all races walking around with this same problem. "There ought to be a better way".
"It should be in every state", Tricia Mattingly commented on a Facebook live discussing the issue.
"It's not the government's job to say how someone should or shouldn't dress", Tanya Ortanya commented.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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