CNN Legal Analyst Rips Mall's Hoodie Ban: 'Akin...to Stop and Frisk'; 'Racial Profiling'

March 6, 2014 | 1:05 PM EST

Sunny Hostin blasted an Indiana mall's ban of people wearing raised hoodies on the 6 March 2014 edition of New Day: "This is...akin, in my view...to 'stop and frisk' – to the pretext of 'stop and frisk' – and I think many courts have found that this type of behavior is unacceptable, and downright unconstitutional."

The CNN legal analyst also contended that "'hoodie' is code for 'thug' in many places," and later claimed that "to identify just hoodies in my view...it's very, very clear what we're talking about here. We're talking about racial profiling. It's code for racial profiling."