O Me of Little Faith

Saggy pants. Personally, that’s a fashion trend I’ve never understood. I’ve tolerated it, sure, because what can a person do when some hip teen can hardly walk around because his zipper keeps getting caught in his shoestrings? I’ve laughed at it, too. Because, man, that looks dorky. But I’ve never thought “There’s something that the police ought to crack down on.”

Then again, I’ve never lived in Flint, Michigan. Apparently this daunting social problem is even worse there. To the point that the law is now categorizing it as indecent exposure. As in, there’s so much crack showing at the top of your baggy pants you might as well be wielding a pipe wrench. So wearing baggy pants has been declared a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 93 days in jail or fines up to $500.

Here’s the breakdown:

Pants pulled completely below the buttocks with underwear showing = disorderly conduct
Saggy pants with skin of the buttocks showing = indecent exposure
Saggy pants, not completely below the buttocks, with underwear exposed = a warning

Still not quite sure whether this applies to your fashion habits? Fear not! The Detroit Free Press has created the most awesome infographic I’ve ever seen in all my years of looking at newspapers. Here it is:

Saggy-pants-wearing members of the Blue Man Group? Watch out.

(H/T: Gawker)

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