A Charleston, South Carolina councilman wants to freeze out female sunbathers in that fair city's popular park, Marion Square. He's also contemplating using indecency ordinances to cover up the offending flesh.
Says Wendell Gilliard, who "led the city's effort to shut down a…adult video store" according to The Post and Courier:
"I've seen them pushing the limit. They have their breasts exposed, their … rear end exposed, wearing a G-string bikini…This 'Girls Gone Wild'-type attitude has caught ahold all across the country. We don't want it to get to that point, but I'm sad to say I think it's at that point now."
A police major put the councilman's ire in perspective:
"If a person is standing out there peeing on the sidewalk, yeah, we'll lock them up," he said.
Figuring out what kind of swimsuit should be considered indecent would be difficult, he said.
"The problem is, the Supreme Court has been trying to figure out for 30 or 40 years what indecent exposure is. So how's a cop going to figure it out? he said. "It is unenforceable ordinance. That's something you just don't want touch."