Tag Archive: ban

Oct 14 2015

School Tries to Ban Halloween to Be PC

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Last week, a Connecticut school district announced a decision to ban Halloween and any related festivities on the grounds that the holiday excludes too many students for cultural and religious reasons. The decision was communicated to parents and families by a letter from the principle, setting strict guidelines for clothing, classroom decorations, and seasonal behavior. …

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Jan 03 2015

Hoodie Ban Could Cost You $500 in Fines (Or Jail Time)

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Laws associating hoods with crimes are nothing new. Oklahoma already has a law on the books banning the use of hoods during a crime. Many similar laws – like this law from 1923 – are associated with the Klu Klux Klan. Fast forward to today, when protesters are taking to the streets more than ever, …

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Jul 07 2014

Footloose: NYPD Cracks Down on Illegal Subway Dancers

Kevin Bacon would be very disappointed in the New York City Police Department and their decision to crack down on subway dancers. Police have arrested over 240 people for dancing for change in the city’s subways this year, as opposed to less than 40 arrests by this time last year. The reasoning? “Broken windows” – …

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Feb 23 2014

MA Guns for (Even More) Gun Control

Massachusetts has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, along with California and New York. In 2004, Governor Mitt Romney made permanent the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban. There’s also a long list of banned handguns that gets longer every year, including most Glocks, all Kel-tecs, all Hi-Points, and all Taurus handguns. …

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