Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Florida teens handed belts at school as state's new 'Pull your pants up' law comes into force


“Teenagers in Florida were handed belts as they returned to school to make sure they comply with the state's new 'pull your pants up law'.

The new law which bans saggy pants on campuses was voted in last spring but has just come into force for the 2011-12 school year.

Florida joins Arkansas in the state-wide school dress code which bans the prison inspired fashion trend.

Democratic State Senator Gary Siplin of Orlando who campaigned for the prohibition for six years said he gave away about 200 belts at high schools and church groups as students arrived last week for their first week of school.

He said: 'I'm not going to hire anyone, white or black, with saggy pants. I want to make sure our kids qualify….'

'…We want our kids to believe they're going to college, and part of that is an attitude, and part of that is being dressed professionally.'
Siplin, who admits to sporting an Afro and platform shoes in his youth, grew tired of seeing young men wearing their pants so low their underwear was exposed...."

Personally, I find this look disgusting and disrespectful.  It is the perfect example of the lack of morals in our youth.  There is nothing that anyone c0uld say to justify the wearing of one’s pants mid-way between the waste and his or her kneecaps.

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