The idea of banning hoods is not new to Oklahoma, right now, there is a law banning hoods during crimes that’s been around since the 20’s.
It was originally drafted to help combat crimes from the Ku-Klux-Klan, but people we spoke with say a new amendment of banning hoodies in public could open doors to a bigger problem.
Now, a proposal for an amendment to that law, could make it illegal to hide your identity in public. The fine for your fashion crime? $500.
“I think this is a violation of an individual’s right to choose what they want to wear as long as it doesn’t violate the realm of public decency and moral values, and I think this could be very problematic,” Siderias said.
The proposal provides exceptions for religious garments, protection from weather, parades, Halloween celebrations and numerous other circumstances.
So what is the point of the law if you have plenty of reasons to be exempt?