Alonzo Taylor

A 14-year-old Kansas boy learned a hard lesson about violating laws -- even if the law seems unfair or unnecessary. Alonzo Taylor Jr. went to the theater with friends to see the movie Avengers.

Taylor was taken aside by the movie theater manager and advised to pull up his pants or be escorted from the theater, Vlad-TV reports. Sagging pants is a violation of a local ordinance.

Taylor reportedly defied the manager's request and the police were called. When the police arrived, Taylor put down his snack to pull up his pants, but the Wichita police officer threw away the youth's snack and cuffed him.

Now Taylor and is mother are making the rounds of local news stations, pleading for justice.

"I just don't want my son's record to be messed up over sagging and to be labeled as a trespasser," said Taylor's mother, Ruth Dennis.

Police are reviewing surveillance footage of the incident.

  • RealATLPeach36

    I do not believe he should have a record..BUT I’m truly sick of the ignorance! F-ing sagging leggin and crap! I mean come ON!!! women dress your boys better I want to see handsome young men!

  • Miss Thang

    I am so sick of seeing grown man and little boy boxers in public. What is wrong with these people?

  • FukkFolks2018
  • FukkFolks2018

    I left your delusional self some commentary in original extra white cracker Roseanne post

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ???

  • MsJC

    These young boys really need better guidance! I am so sick of seeing our young youth looking foolish and like thugs! His mother needs to purchase him a belt, and pants that actually fit.

  • Miss Thang

    lol

  • FukkFolks2018

    Jen. They better find them another fool as you and Miss Harlem would say. I got that saying from Y'ALL ?. Some old ass mayo lady probably called one time on this baby. And BEEN calling since Run DMC nem was wearing shoes with fat laces. It's Wichita! Ole racist hoe. Got whole story in my mind.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    If you stop looking at them you wont see them !!

  • Being bad is way more fun

    If you stop looking at them you wont see them !!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Mind yours

  • Mischelle

    Hmmm. On the fence about this one. It definitely targets our culture the most and although I think its highly offensive to show your boxers/briefs in public, I also feel the same way about the white girls showing their butt cheeks in these little ass shorts. This child shouldn't have a record, but the law is law....I guess.

  • Question Everything

    If the rules of the city say you cant have sagging pants, don't let your kid go out wearing sagging pants. What is wrong with people who can't follow rules? Arrested? No. Ticketed? Maybe. Three sides to a story, here. Probably wrong-doing on both sides. The level of punishment should fit the crime.

  • Mischelle

    Agreed. Ticketing him would have been more appropriate.

  • MsJC

    What is even sadder is it took the city to start an ordinance about sagging pants! WTF!? This is so sad and the parents of this city and, others who need an ordinance passed so that their young boys will stop sagging; Versus having better guidance from their parents about keeping their drawers in their pants. Instead this mom thinks she will get to cry "Discrimination" and get a paycheck! Not actually looking at her son and thinking, you know what we don't need to see your drawers or butt crack.

  • Allihave2say

    SAGGIN=NIGGAS
    My grandmother warned us about damaging our permanent record. His mother should have given him the same warning. Saggin is rooted in homosexual activity in prison and these thugs and rappers brought this to the streets. I often wonder for whom the men are dressing when saggin. I've never heard a woman say she thinks it's cute or makes him attractive. Usually they are standing in a group of men/boys with there buts hanging out, So who are they flashing for?

  • Allihave2say

    Disgusting. Sitting in a restaurant watching underwear pass by.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    You know I have no sympathy. I know this is a free country and all, but I'm embarassed when I see the saggy pants. Embarassed that we have stooped so low, that black males have stooped so low that they think it's fashionable to wear their pants around their hips. Blame hip hoppers like JayZ.
    It's the law. Kid should have known that. He probably thought he was a rapper and had special privileges. Mom needs to keep him in check. Maybe send him to military school.

  • Trey

    This is good..he will learn a valuable lesson...how NOT to COON

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    I agree that a ticket would have been more appropriate, but you know these young kids.
    Police: Can I see some ID?
    Kid: No.
    Police: I'm going to ask again to see some ID so that we can write a ticket.
    Kid: No.
    Or they might do like that white chick on the beach drinking on the beach - against the law -- and start spitting at the cops.

  • kennedy220

    it's more than not letting them go out wearing sagging pants...they will still pull them down once outside of the house and hanging around your bad-ass kids...and I don't mean yours personally lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    exactly find a damn fool .... Chile ... ?? I wear that shyt out... But it be so true ... Find you a fool ??

  • Mischelle

    I know he was likely being "sassy" in front of his friends.

  • T3

    ?????

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    And that's why he was cuffed. We need to get back to teaching our children to show respect to others outside of the home.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I'm 38, the first time I ever saw someone sagging was on an episode of COPS back when I was eight years old. That's 30 years of this crap.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Then female-raised men like T.I. take all of this foolery and use it to promote his reality TV show.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Let me apologize now for being nosey. *Goes to find the commentary* ??

  • i troll it like i see it

    I don't give a crap who it targets. Sick of this shit.

  • i troll it like i see it

    That's right! Go down to Marshall's or Ross, and get him a freaking belt. No sympathy here.

  • speakinmymind

    I concur! I will not stop patronizing Houston's or any other establishment based on his hood ass bullcrap. They have no couth or home training and want businesses to allow them to cut the fool, tip little to nothing then scream racism.

  • Miss Thang

    Lol

  • Oya Shango

    I do not think he should be arrested, but I am so glad they are cracking down on this highly dysfunctional "cultural" style. To me, it displays more about these guys mental illness then anything else.. It is a form of sociopathy that is unsightly, unsanitary and uncalled for. I even see "butch" lesbians walking around with that look. It is even more disgusting since she still menstruates, and is still a female that can be sexually assaulted. . I just don't get the point of it at all.

  • xenaD

    I can’t believe my ex! I ran into him his whole bum was practically out and it’s like he was walking trying to hold his jeans up with his knees... like boy .. no! First, that’s not your size and secondly u don’t feel a draft?! ?????

  • bella28498 .

    So black parents still not teaching their bastards anything??? How is this being passed down generation to generation for the last 28 years????

  • Rico768

    Yes some young men need better guidance but some cops need better judgement. All the emergencies and this fool called the cops over sagging pants? All the serious events but cops actually invested time in this?
    But he could have just pulled up his pants though
    I thought juvenile crimes were unseen on adult records and only felonies showed as adults?

  • free

    some of yall kids gonna have to learn the hard way.

  • free

    you know they had their belts on but was bucking him up to act an @ss with the manager.

  • no name

    me too LOL

  • no name

    whelp pull your pants up.

  • Nonya Bizness

    I agree, but I also believe we can give our children all the tools, knowledge and manners possible but once they are out of our sight, they may make stupid decisions. I tell my son IDC how he feels about L.E. He will respect them because they hold the power, not him. My son decided it would be cute/fun to ride on the hood of his friends car at the Bowling Alley. They got stopped by a cop and both received tickets. I was LIVID at my son. I know I taught him better than that, and I was livid that his friend got a ticket for my son's ignorant decision. He took his ticket and went to court and paid it though, even after his ignorant dad told him"You're young. You're gonna do stupid s hit like that when you're young", then hung up on me when I asked him why he told our son that. I have a FB friend whose son did the same thing a couple years ago, but he fell off the car, hit his head, and passed away within hours.

  • Nonya Bizness

    I don't want to see boxers or a female thong poking out of your pants. Everyone wears them. I don't want to see them in public.

  • sunni_daze

    An arrest is a bit much a fine would be good. Something like $50 for a first offense and so on. Hopefully he won't have a criminal record from this.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    I feel no sympathy. I'm sure he was aware of the ordinance. The Theatre manager warned him. He CHOSE not to cooperate. Deal with the consequences. Not that I want him to have a record, but something for disobeying the law

    Parents need to spend more time being parents instead of friends.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    In my OPINION, he should NOT have a record for this, BUT he needs to UNDERSTAND that he did NOT FOLLOW the ordinance, and there should be consequences for His ACTIONS...especially b/c he DECIDED to comply ONLY once police were called to intervene...HE should possibly be banned from the theater for a period of time, possibly community service of some sort or maybe, Just MAYBE sat down and EXPLAINED the origination of "saggin" and also that it is NOT BECOMING. He needs to beTAUGHT the correct way to carry himself, and to NOT FOLLOW the crowd or the "fad" so to speak.

  • Logan Roberts

    If it is a law I'm pretty sure a citation would've been more reasonable.

  • Pebbles

    Hard to believe that we are having to force people to pull up their pants in public. The mother needs to focus on why she allow her child to walk around like that. FOCUS ON THAT MOM!

  • Pebbles

    Just dumb. I don't understand why this is considered cool.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    I don’t like sagging pants but no one should be locked up for wearing them. This is another ploy to criminalize black boys. Meanwhile, white kids everywhere getting away with all kinds of dangerous activities.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I just don’t want my son’s record to be messed up over sagging and to be labeled as a trespasser,”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I agree. At least the kid now knows if you are going to that particular theatre to watch a movie pull up your pants. Nobody should be subjected to your raggedy underwear...

  • KLove

    First off Momma....this will NOT be on his record, so calm down. Secondly, any lawyer that picks up this case and tries to sue the Wichita Police needs to be disbarred.

  • Renee26

    He shouldn't have been arrested... And he shouldn't be sagging but if that's his preferred way to dress it's not criminal... My son knows I don't play that sagging mess

  • FukkFolks2018

    A lot of people seemed to miss the point. Nobody likes sagging pants. But I dont like kids in trench coats who go into their schools and shoot the damn place up either. The way he wears his clothes, what his mom teaches him, what his parents/elders allow is secondary to the criminalization of black youth over their attire.

  • MsVAllDay

    Agreed!

  • MsVAllDay

    Agreed! These young people have no respect for any authority not just police.

  • MsVAllDay

    When will parents step in and start raising these children!!! If you know your city has a law, why are you letting your son walk around looking like this.

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark

    LMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    I don’t understand people. Priorities all screwed up. Your choice of clothing should not be against the law...anytime...anywhere.

  • FukkFolks2018

    98% of these comments have totally irked me.

  • tintin

    i hate when them boys have their pants saggin so I can't comment on this. this boys need to pull their pants up

  • Roxie Moxie

    In my mind, if you sag your pants, you prefer penis. You're advertising your boy p*ssy to the other DL thugs who might want it. This is a CLEAR sign that you are open and ready for business.

    Hopefully, this teaches him something!

  • Scorpio

    I agree was in an AppleBees some months back, a young guy walked by the table pants sagging. I thought who wants to see that in the restaurant while eating. I even noticed how the people he was with, one I assume was his mother, didn't even seemed fazed. Thinking to myself why doesn't she tell her son to pull up his pants in the restaurant. i never understood the sagging pants trend it is the dumbest of all the fashion trends.

  • P0shzZ0la

    Because they think now black folks don't have to follow laws. It's called "black privilege"

  • Karen Brady

    lol

  • Allihave2say

    I suppose for men the saggin is the equivalent of women wearing their boobs out everywhere.

  • Dahl

    There are consequences to actions...

  • YellowSauce

    in some states its illegal ... but can you really imagine being a dispatch for 911 and someone says ... please send a car this guys pants are sagging and you saying yes let me put you through and really send a cop to arrest someone ... yes I think the pants are stupid but the issue here is freedom of speech and that does include your dress code unless at work or school ... people offend me all day with bad hygiene but no one gets arrested for that .... people that look like devil worshippers scare me but THEY are not being arrested .... our rights are being chipped away .. this is about our rights ... they don't even arrest people for carrying weed anymore .... again if you care about your rights show up at hearings meetings vote and make calls but if not one day all your rights will be gone just like the 60's sitting in the back of the bus

  • Rico768

    Although I do not condone sagging a younger heterosexual relative said it's about style showing off their belts and designer underwear

  • Jamal Warner

    So you are saying it's his fault that someone mistreated him based on his race?

  • Jamal Warner

    The issue is not of someone being misguided, but of a child being arrested for doing something that is seen as normal for other races. The initial story stated he forgot his belt and that he did not purposely sag. Sandra story is bias,

  • Jamal Warner

    So it's acceptable to mistreat someone based on race.

  • MsJC

    This is a complete issue of a misguided child, by a misguided parent. If his mother had given him better guidance, he would not have been sagging his pants in the 1st place; he would not have been breaking the "no pants sagging" ordinance in the 2nd place, and ultimately he never would have been arrested. So you see, African-American and Hispanics parents must do better at showing our young impressionable minded children about proper etiquette in public. At home too. Yes, every sagging pants child needs to be wearing a belt and pants their own size as well.

  • MsJC

    When did they say his race was in play here? The lost minded African-Americans on here who want anything the police do to a minority, to be labeled hate or racist! Stop with the excuses already!

  • Allihave2say

    Bullshit.

  • Allihave2say

    If they tuck their shirts into their pants and put a belt on we can see all that without seeing their drawls.

  • i troll it like i see it

    When was that said, please tell me.

  • Raymond Isiah
  • RealATLPeach36

    But why purchase a belt when the pants are leggins....hell gt bigger appropriate pants then the damn belt.

  • Jamal Warner

    You stated "no sympathy here", which mean you did not care what happened. Since he had no belt, it was acceptable to mistreat this child is what you are saying. Now it appears you are deflecting.

  • Jamal Warner

    Why do you think this story made national news? You think it was his jacket. "Lost minded African Americans", which I take that you are not a melaninated person. It speaks volumes to your comment. All of a sudden you lack the ability to understand racism and how it is implicated in this case. You smart. You get it. Even if you act as if you are ignorant.

  • Jamal Warner

    No, neither him nor his parents are misguided. He was in fact celebrating with his other classmates for graduating middle school. In fact, he forgot his belt, unless you think that children always remember things as belts. He was not breaking the "sagging pants" ordinance. He was pulling them up that night, but had food in his hands, making it impossible to hold it and hold up his pants. Your post blames this child for adults mistreating him. You know why you don't see white kids being arrested for sagging pants. This law is nearly always enforced on black children and adults. It is ignored with it comes to white children and adults. The reason for the law is because of a style of dress associated with black culture. Your post is nothing more than a excuse for suspect white supremacist mistreating a child based on race.

  • MsJC

    Here we go again. 1st Im blacker than you please believe. Both my parents are from the Lou (St.Louis). 2nd you are clearly uneducated and continue to use your race as an excuse for failure. If you must know, I am a college educated African- American. There is no reason around for sagging pants and showing your drawers! Period! So when a law is set that says dont sag your pants, dont sag your pants simple as that or experience the consequences.

  • MsJC

    My son puts his belt on every single day he gets dressed and puts on his pants he is 12. You know why, I told him if I ever see his boxers before his pants I will just pull his pants off. These parents are not making consequences for their childrens bad decisions. But the city is. You can believe he forgot his belt and push a BS racist agenda! But when he end up in jail for something more serious, what will the excuse you and his mom will give then? Denial does not help our youth, reality does. Stay woke. We have to teach/educate our kids, otherwise the government will and it wont be nice.

  • Jamal Warner

    "Consequences", what consequence should a child have for a mistake. I can not think of one person who has not forgotten something before and I am pretty sure you are no different. "BS racist agenda", are you saying that systemic racism does not exist and literally millions of people are making it up? I fail to see your leaps of logic for a child who forgot his belt. Since he forgot his belt, now all of a sudden he must be a criminal. You are right denial does not help the youth, especially when someone is in denial about racism and how black children are mistreated based on their race.

  • Jamal Warner

    First, you do not know me or my educational background. Acknowledging racism is not making excuses. It is acknowledging that a system of racism exist and people are mistreated based on race. Unless you are in denial about it. Well, when a law is design to target one race such as saggy pants law, then it clearly show that the law is not fair. The law is subjective and used at best to criminalize normal behavior. Most states have indecent exposure laws which cover exposing of private areas, but saggy pants is one designed to police clothing, which many have been found to be unconstitutional. It is subjective at best. Your post is excusing bad behavior of suspect white supremacist.

  • i troll it like i see it

    There was no mention of race as you implied. It's about the damn sagging, which people of all races do.

  • MsJC

    You are the prime reason these kids arw the way they are. You are an enabler! Today he forgot the belt,tmr you will have another excuse. Your insecurites with being a black person are blatant. Its very sad that a city had to even create a law about not sagging pants in the first place. Clearly they have encountered 1 to many boxers hanging out.
    Once you realize every bad thing that happens to a black person is not because of their race, the better off you will be. Today we will have to agree to disagree.

  • Jamal Warner

    You are a denier of systemic racism. You totally ignored my question. I suspect you of being a white supremacist or a white supremacist sympathizer based on your response.

    Historically, there has never needed to be a issue for laws to pass that disenfranchised melaninated people. Sagging pants laws has always targeted young black youth. There is a race based system that mistreat people labeled black and benefit all white people. White supremacist are the ones that are so insecure that they have to pretend to be superior.

  • Jamal Warner

    Who do you think is overly represented when it comes to people being affected by sagging pants laws? All races do it, but not all races are being targeted for persecution. Let's not act as if these laws are not designed to target young black youth.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I will refer you to my previous comment. I do not care about the race, black white or otherwise. Make it about race if you like, but I never brought it up, you did.

  • Jamal Warner

    You sound privilege to not care about race. I did not make it about race, but the people who created laws designed to target young black youth did.

  • MsJC

    I'm glad you noticed I don't respond to nonsense. As a black woman and mother of a black son, I could never be in denial of racism. As for systemic racism, I believe it exist. But every black person or minority that breaks a law, no matter how mundane the law can not be given a pass because they feel unjust or picked on. In places like real estate investment it clearly exist, I mean banks discriminate daily because someone's name ends in "esha" or they have the last name that sounds very ethnic. On the other hand, a young man who is aware of a law about pants sagging, but conveniently forgets his belt; sounds like a kid looking for trouble and momma to back up his foolishness. I am done with your accusations against me, just because I am a free thinker. I don't blame my down falls on being black nor due to experiencing racism. I blame them on my bad decisions and actions!

  • Jamal Warner

    Nothing I posted was nonsense. Systemic racism does exist and it means that people are mistreated based on race. I do not think a 14 year old child should be arrested for not wearing a belt or having baggy pants. The issue is not "every black person" as you stated, but the action of adults. This could have easily been handled by simply having him call his mom and not arresting a child and possibly giving him a record. Especially, doing something mundane as wearing clothing as young people tend too.

    The story never stated he was aware of sagging pants law nor is anyone looking for trouble by not wearing a piece of clothing. I don't know many moms who would not come to the defense of their child as this mother. It is what mothers do and no I do not fault her for doing it. I would not label her foolish as you did label her. I would label her a concern mother.

    I do not have a problem with anyone thinking. Well, systemic racism impact all melaninated people. This is not an issue of "responsiblity", which is what you are trying to make it to excuse racism.

  • MsJC

    Great speech?? For such a unadourned situation as: wearing a belt. You continue to just make excuses why the child had no belt! No matter the length of your argument, the point remains it was law. BTW did you read about the kid being a smart "a" w/the cops when they came? Naw, you just read around that part. You went straight to," he is a black kid, racism"! Stop the madness!

  • Jamal Warner

    I made no excuses but expressed the facts as they were laid out from the article and other sources. I can tell from your post that you did not actually read nor understand what happened. He was arrested for trespassing and not sagging pants. What crime is it that makes it illegal to "be smart" as you stated? The sagging pants were the reason given for the manager approaching him. He was not charged with a crime, but handcuffed. The child moms said she was not angry with the police. She just wanted to make sure he does not have a record. It seems you are the one that "read around that part" and went straight too "deny racism" and demonize a child because someone does not like racism. It seems facts are lost on you and your focus is just to deny racism and demonize a child while ignoring racism. Go figure!

  • MsJC

    ???Same ole story! Save it!