Fashion statements are on the list of things becoming illegal in the state of Oklahoma.
Currently, there is a law in Oklahoma that bans people from wearing hoodies “while committing a crime” – and it’s actually been around since the 1920s. Now, Senator Don Barrington is proposing an amendment that could make residents pay a $500 fine if seen wearing one in public at all.
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 senator continues:
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.
Really? How about we make stereotyping people illegal? Leave your thoughts below.
SOURCE: Daily Mail