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Poll: Should the wearing of hoodies be banned to prevent crime?

A town councillor in Mayo has called for a discussion on the issue as he believes criminals are getting away with crimes because their identities are hidden by hoodies.

Image: Man wearing hoody via Shutterstock

AN INDEPENDENT TOWN councillor in Castlebar, Co Mayo has asked for a debate on the issue of people wearing hoodies.

Michael Kilcoyne told TheJournal.ie that a lot of money has been spent on CCTV cameras in the town but those committing crimes cannot be identified because they “camouflage their faces with a hood”.

He said people in the town have told him they’ve been “terrorised by people in hoods” and have suggested introducing a law that would ban anyone from wearing a hoodie.

So today we are asking: Should the wearing of hoodies be banned to prevent crime?


Poll Results:

No (4190)
I don't know (2458)
Yes (1022)




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