Oklahoma Senator Claims "Hoodie Ban" Misunderstood

A recent proposal by Oklahoma Sen. Don Barrington is drawing attention due to what many have interpreted to be an assault on the use of hoodies, however Barrington claims it was only drafted as a mean to protect the public and law enforcement from protesters and would-be criminals.

The bill would add to existing language that already bans the use of a “robe, mask or other disguise;” which was originally created in an effort to combat the Ku Klux Klan. 

Although it does not specifically mention the use of hoodies, critics are already claiming that the law could potentially be used by law enforcement as a means to target specific groups or individuals.

 

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