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Title: US state of South Carolina Bans The Wearing Of Sagging Trousers
Post by: Timi Dapsin on July 07, 2016, 06:33:03 PM

People have no idea of how sagging started, they just start copying things.


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Sagging started in prisons (US prisons) Inmates were issued with ill-fitting clothes and denied belts due to fears over use as weapons or suicide aids.


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A town in the US state of South Carolina has banned the wearing of sagging trousers, an offence that may now lead to a $600 (462) fine.


This style is common among Hip hop artist


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Timmonsville, a town of only 2,000 people, passed the order on Tuesday. A first offence leads to a verbal warning, a second to a written warning and a third to a fine of $100-600.




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People are known to call this dress sense Swags


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Similar orders were previously made in towns in Florida and Louisiana.


One council official said the ban would lead to racial profiling.


In 2007, officials in Delcambre, Louisiana, said their ban was not racist.



The Timmonsville order, published by the Florence News newspaper, reads:


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It shall be unlawful for any person driving or walking 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 displayed/exposed to the public.