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originally posted by: MysterX
a reply to: CloudsTasteMetallic
There's one penalty for corruption they cannot evade...assassination.
All the bent laws in the world won't prevent a disgruntled citizen from exacting their own justice on these freaks, which in my view is exactly what will begin to happen if they passed a law like this. Citizens will be taking out the rubbish their own way. If the law doesn't work, people find alternatives.
Allow a law preventing prosecution of corrupt politicians? You'd need your heads tested first.
Politicians are amongst the most corrupt in society, it'd be like Hitler being immune from prosecution at Nuremberg, if he'd lived.
originally posted by: DarthFazer
a reply to: CloudsTasteMetallic
Oklahoma is passing a law to ban protesters from wearing masks "guy fawkes" as well as "hoods" yes , that is right hooded sweat shirts and comic book heroes are a threat to the order of things in Oklahoma. Quite a draconian government there apparently. They will tax cubic feet of oxygen breathed by its citizens in no time.
Several news outlets published articles in the last few days with a similar headline on a proposed amendment to an Oklahoma law. Just one problem, though. The existing law already potentially punishes hoodie-wearers with up to a $500 fine.
Time, ThinkProgress, Huffington Post, Fusion and Uproxx all aggregated their information from the same local sources: Channel 4 and Channel 6. Both of these local news articles are highly speculative and neglect to clearly lay out the facts. Wearing hoodies while committing a crime has been illegal in Oklahoma since the 1920s.
The original law, established in 1923, says it is unlawful for any person in Oklahoma “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.” It was intended as a deterrent against the then-ascendent Ku Klux Klan.
The revision proposed in December would add a provision making it illegal for anyone “to intentionally conceal his or her identity in a public place by means of a robe, mask, or other disguise.” The amendment just adds the “intentional” aspect.
The amendment does add fuel to the fire if a racist cop wants to arrest a man for wearing a hoodie, but it does not make it automatically illegal and punishable with a fine of up to $500 to wear a hoodie, as so many news outlets suggest. Moreover, it may be legally impossible to convict someone wearing a hoodie under the current law, as “intent” is a very tricky word.
The amendment excludes people wearing the mask, hood or covering because of weather, religious beliefs, parades or Halloween celebrations.
One group, however, could find themselves in some rather deep water with the repurposed law: protesters. As we’ve seen in recent demonstrations from Occupy Wall Street to the nationwide response to the Michael Brown and Eric Garner killings, protesters are covering their faces more so than ever before—members of Anonymous in particular. Under this extension of the existing law, such demonstrators would be committing a crime simply by showing up. While the original law targeted a different kind of political activist—KKK members—its new iteration could put more progressive demonstrators in the crosshairs.
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: olaru12
AND STILL....NOT about a party but WHAT they do .
Hmm, doesn't this site have a Tea Party contingent who are vocal who always protest this sort of thing, yet when a Republican or the GOP ramrods this sort of trash through the legislature, they suddenly grow spineless and silent?