Wearing Hoodies in Oklahoma May Be Illegal

by Samantha Denӓe

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If the social welfare in America was not already bad enough, fashion statements are now being put into the mix as the state of Oklahoma declares wearing hoodies illegal.

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Since 1920 Oklahoma has had a ban against people wearing hoodies “while committing a crime”, now Senator Don Barrington has proposed an amendment which would make residents pay a fine of $500 if caught wearing a hoodie in public.

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According to the Daily Mail:

“KFOR reports that a law banning hoods was originally written to help fight Klux-Klux-Klan associated crimes.

Barrington states he believes wearing a hoods aids in all types of crimes and seeks to pass the amendment to protect the community.

‘The intent of Senate Bill 13 is to make businesses and public places safer by ensuring that people cannot conceal their identities for the purpose of crime or harassment….”

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Barrington went on to say:

“The intent of Senate Bill 13 is to make businesses and public places safer by ensuring that people cannot conceal their identities for the purpose of crime or harassment…. Similar language has been in Oklahoma statutes for decades and numerous other states have similar laws in place. Oklahoma businesses want state leaders to be responsive to their safety concerns, and this is one way we can provide protection.”

Do you think banning hoodies will spark other states to follow this mantra as well? What does this say about the trust our legal system has in its citizens?

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