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Re: Anonymity (re: the Esther Dyson issue)
[email protected] said:
> In Tim's Cyphernomicon, he says
> - I have heard (no cites) that "going masked for the purpose
> of going masked" is illegal in many jurisdictions. Hard to
> believe, as many other disguises are just as effective and
> are presumably not outlawed (wigs, mustaches, makeup,
> etc.). I assume the law has to do with people wearning ski
> masks and such in "inappropriate" places. Bad law, if real.
> A lot of the motivation was to stop the Ku Klux Klan terrorism.
> On the other hand, the reason it was mentioned on the list a couple
> years ago was that a woman was arrested in some North Central city,
> probably Detroit, for violating it, because she was wearing a
> Middle-Eastern-style chador outfit that covered her face.
That would be St Paul, MN. If I recall, the arrest was thrown out
(and possibly the law overturned).
I can look for references if anyone cares.
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Internet Enterprise - OIT | wearing ties." - Philippe Kahn
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