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A crackdown on low riders

This will teach a lesson to those kids with droopy drawers: Florida state lawmakers want to crack down on butt cracks.

A bill to punish students who wear sagging pants that expose their back ends or sexual organs passed the Senate Thursday 28-11 after the two sponsors said it was needed to send kids a signal that they need to dress for success.

"I believe we must send a clear message that there are rules in this society that dictate that if you intended to get a job in a professional environment, you will not get that job with your underwear hanging over your trousers," said Sen. Larcenia Bullard, a Miami Democrat and co-sponsor of the measure.

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