Indiana Mall Bans Hoodies for ‘Safety’ Reasons

Indiana Mall Bans Hoodies for ‘Safety’ Reasons
March 04 15:24 2014 Print This Article

One of the most absurd aspects of the Trayvon Martin trial was how hoodies were all of a sudden viewed as an indicative of hip hop hoodie.jpgculture and therefore, according to blowhards like Geraldo Rivera, justification for suspecting someone of having committed a crime.

Now Anderson’s Mall in Indiana seems to be taking that logic one step further by banning hoodies from the premises. Technically, you can wear a sweater with a hoodie attached, you just can’t pull the hoodie over your head.

Some mall shoppers say they’re offended by a sign at the entrance to the mall which reads, “FOR THE SAFETY AND WELL BEING OF EVERYONE, PLEASE LOWER YOUR HOODIE. THANK YOU.”

The Herald Bulletin interviewed the Mounds Mall General Manager, who insisted that the hoodie policy goes back to 2004.

In 2012, Geraldo Rivera blamed Trayvon Martin’s dea†h on his hoodie.

“I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters particularly to not let their children go out wearing hoodies,” Rivera said on Fox & Friends. “I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.”

Rivera said that people are automatically suspicious of dark skinned people wearing hoodies.

“It’s those crime scene surveillance tapes. Every time you see someone sticking up a 7-Eleven, the kid’s wearing a hoodie. Every time you see a mugging on a surveillance camera or they get the old lady in the alcove, it’s a kid wearing a hoodie. You have to recognize that this whole stylizing yourself as a gangsta — you’re going to be a gangsta wannabe? Well, people are going to perceive you as a menace,” he said.

 

 

 

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Eric7319
Eric7319

So...if I wear a hoodie with my Guy Fawkes mask I'm am to be deemed armed and dangerous. WFT is wrong with these sick paranoid f**ks that are making these laws. 

Watchful
Watchful

I'm not very knowledgeable as far as legal matters go, but this seems like it should be some type of violation of ones constitutional rights.  

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Watchful

@Eric7319


This is life under a police state ... but our ppl have ALWAYS experienced this, right?

Eric7319
Eric7319

@Watchful @Eric7319 

Don't get me started...my ISP doesn't have enough band-width to deal with my thoughts regarding what the politically correct but emasculated American populace has given up for the sake of a false patina of a little it of security... the only free population in the history of the world to willingly submit to bondage for the sake of what...nada.  if you were to take the words of Kris in their literal context, "freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose", we are truly free.