State of Oklahoma to consider ban on hoodies

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Monday, January 5, 2015
Person wearing hoodie.

The state of Oklahoma may soon ban wearing hoodies.

Republican state Senator Don Barrington has introduced a bill that would ban people from hiding their identity in public. That includes having a hoodie over someone's head.

Oklahoma already bans wearing such clothing or a disguise while committing a crime.

But the new proposal would also ban a person from intentionally concealing "his or her identity in a public place by means of a robe, mask, or other disguise."

The bill states that it is "immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety."

Violators would face a $500 fine.

Click here to read the bill.