Robbin’ Hood

The Oklahoma legislature will consider a bill next month that would make it illegal to wear hoodies because what we really need in his country is some hoodie control, not gun control though. Because freedom.

You can’t make this shit up:

Republican Senator Don Barrington will introduce the bill, which would make it a misdemeanor to “wear a mask, hood, or covering” either while committing a crime or in order to intentionally conceal one’s identity. If the bill is passed, offenders would be subject to a fine of $50 to $500, and up to one year in jail.

Who can say whether or not someone is intentionally concealing their identity by wearing a hoodie in public? Who makes that call?

Given that minorities are already subject to racial profiling, criminalizing an item of clothing would only expand the list of dubious reasons why police may harass and imprison people of color.

White people, such as myself, also wear hoodies in public on a regular basis, but if you actually believe this law would be applied equally I may be able to interest you in some volcano insurance.

2 thoughts on “Robbin’ Hood

  1. Probably the narrow end of the wedge for some sort of burkha ban in the future? I think motorcycle helmets and radiation suits should be banned too. What have these people got to hide?

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