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Only in America: Florida's saggy-pants crusader

A lawmaker who wants Floridians to "pull your pants up" hands out 200 leather belts — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Florida lawmaker who sponsored the state's "Pull Your Pants Up" law handed out 200 leather belts this week to students with sagging pants. State Sen. Gary Siplin, who is black, has been accused of unfairly targeting black students. But Siplin (left) said parents have thanked him for his crusade. "They say, 'How can they walk down the street showing their behinds?'" Siplin said. "It’s not civilized."