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States push to criminalize wearing masks

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rc508abn, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. rc508abn

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  2. John6185

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    I don't know if it will work, it's like telling people they can't wear a hoodie. Most folks that go to "Stop and Rob" (7-11, Circle K etc) wear hoodies when they do their work.
     
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    2014 Oklahoma Statutes
    Title 21. Crimes and Punishments
    §21-1301. Masks and hoods - Unlawful wearing of - Exceptions.

    Universal Citation: 21 OK Stat § 21-1301 (2014)
    It shall be unlawful for any person in this state to wear a mask, hood or covering, which conceals the identity of the wearer during the commission of a crime or for the purpose of coercion, intimidation or harassment; provided, the provisions of Section 1301 et seq. of this title shall not apply to the pranks of children on Halloween, to those going to, or from, or participating in masquerade parties, to those participating in any public parade or exhibition of an educational, religious or historical character, to those participating in any meeting of any organization within any building or enclosure wholly within and under the control of said organization, and to those participating in the parades or exhibitions of minstrel troupes, circuses or other amusements or dramatic shows. Any person, or persons, violating the provisions of this section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not exceeding one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

    Added by Laws 1923-24, c. 2, p. 2, § 1. Amended by Laws 2007, c. 344, § 1, eff. July 1, 2007.
     
  4. Dave70968

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    I don't necessarily have a problem with that law given this clause: "...during the commission of a crime or for the purpose of coercion, intimidation or harassment;" I'd prefer to see it as an aggravating factor in sentencing, though.

    That said, winter is coming. They can have my full-face ski mask when they pry it from my cold, frostbitten face.
     
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    Yeah, still waiting for that 'winter' thing to show up. Maybe tomorrow....
     
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    A few years ago, I'm pretty sure an OK state legislator from the Lawton district tried to pass something similar, effectively making hoodies somewhat illegal for using the functional part of the garment.
     
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    If you have to wear a mask to conceal your identity, what you're doing is probably illegal/wrong/bad/naughty/Jesus wouldn't be doing it.
     
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    Technology will soon make this a moot debate. The software already exists to identify people by how they walk.
     
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    So I guess wearing a surgical mask to prevent the spread or catching of diseases (as is common in Japan) is still allowed.
     

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