Skip to comments.In Oklahoma, Wearing Your Hoodie In Public Could Soon Bring A $500 Fine
Posted on 01/03/2015 12:36:16 PM PST by EveningStar
An Oklahoma lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make wearing a hoodie the popular cold-weather garment that protects your face and head from the elements a crime punishable by a fine of up to $500, KFOR (Oklahoma City) is reporting.
Ostensibly, the proposed hoodie ban is meant to make Oklahoma safer from people who would conceal their identity, but civil liberties groups argue the ban is little more than another means of racial profiling.
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I don't agree it's racial, but I think is a baaad idea.
This won’t survive the first court challange. Nor should it.
No, really? If they ban them in CT I'll wear one everyday. This is nuts.
Forgot link: http://time.com/3651529/oklahoma-hoodie-ban/
Who comes up with these craptastic ideas? The sad part is there are morons out there who will actually support this in the name of crime prevention. Maybe we deserve to lose our God given freedoms, we keep voting these asshats into office.
It will fail.
Racial or not — it is just plain asinine.
What good will that do?
What is a hoodie? Anything with a pull over my head cover?
Here’s a better one: everyone arm themselves. Shoot down any thug that accosts you. Crime will plummet.
Unbelievable! Are they going to fine old white women who were those ‘hoodies’, which is nothing more than a sweatshirt jacket with a zipper and a hood.
While the murderers buy a different jacket and kill people.
Brilliant idiots. (s)
Anyone who works outside in cold weather wears some type of hooded sweat shirt, jacket etc. This moron probably never worked a day in his life.
Yeah, I know monks wore hooded garments, but inside the monastery - where crime was rare.
Here in Oklahoma we get some winners in the state legislature.
We had another winner year ago, John Monks who was drinking from a coffee cup marked as fine china. He complained that manufacturing jobs were leaving the USA for China.
So glad I don’t live in Oklahoma.
Fat lotta good that will do. Only white people will get fined.
How about just requiring everyone to wear a barcode on the front and back of their shirts for identification purposes?
of course a member of the stupid party is stupid....just shake my head when some idiot comes up with an idea like that
“The bill allows certain exceptions: covering mandated for religious observance, for example, or childrens Halloween costumes.”
how about the exception of it being cold you outside? dumb fool...good lord
I love wearing a hoodie when I walk the dogs in cool weather. This is ridiculous.
I saw a prominent sign posted on the door of a small store. It read, “If you wear a hoodie with the hood up in here the police will be called.” Especially in Florida, if you’re covering your head with a hoodie, it means one of two things, you’re making a political statement, or you’re robbing the place. It’s difficult for a checkout clerk to tell the difference unit it’s too late. When it was cold, briefly, and I wore one, I dropped the hood on entering a gas station. (BTW, I’m Caucasian.)
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