Felony charge in store for anti-Israel radicals who break little known law

By Bo Beard | May 10, 2024


Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost cautioned university presidents on Monday about a longstanding state legislation that could lead to severe consequences for masked individuals protesting against Israel on college grounds, potentially resulting in felony charges.

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A breach of the "anti-disguise" regulation, which stipulates that "no person shall unite with two or more others to commit a misdemeanor while wearing white caps, masks, or other disguise.”

Fourth-degree felony

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This carries a penalty of a fourth-degree felony, with potential imprisonment ranging from six to 18 months.