@Animasta said:I was originally replying to the guy who said that there's no reason to associate hoodies with criminals, that was the point of my post. So yeah you're right we got sidetracked by a pointless and inaccurate discussion :P
@AhmadMetallic said:I'm NOT saying that man had any right to chase the kid and kill him because of what he wore, I'm saying that I can see the logic in someone mistaking an innocent person for a bad guy because of a suspiciously-worn hoodie.Again, I know I'm sounding like I'm defending the guy, but I'm not. My original point was that suspecting someone for wearing a hoodie is NOT entirely groundless.
he wasn't suspecting him for wearing a hoodie, not really, he was suspecting him for being not white, so this argument is somewhat pointless.
I'm going to have to say that associating hoodies with criminals is rather stupid. I associate ski masks with criminals before I would associate hoodies, hoodies are a popular piece of clothing. More than half of every high school I went to people wore hoodies on a daily basis. You should not associate an item with intent, I've noticed a lot of criminals wear converse. I should beat the shit out of the next person I see wearing converse. It's a 13 year old girl, she should have known better than to wear those kinds of shoes where others could see them. Should have taken off her shoes and held them aloft as a sign of good faith as she walked through the good neighborhoods.