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OKLAHOMA CITY,Okla.– Strange laws are in the books everywhere. Even Denver has a few strange laws, according to dumblaws.com like:
It is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor.
This Oklahoma law is about to make the list, banning the use of “hoodies” in public.
It was originally drafted to help combat crimes from the Klu-Klux-Klan, but people of Oklahoma said a new amendment of banning hoodies in public could open doors to a bigger problem, according to KFOR.
“I think this is a violation of an individual’s right to chose 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,” a resident said.
“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,” said Oklahoma Sen. Don Barrington.
Now, a proposal to amend that law, could make it illegal to ‘hide’ your identity in public, by wearing a hoodie. Doing so could cost you a fine of $500, reported KFOR.
To read the full bill with the proposed amendment, click here.