Skateboarding in the usa, What is so wrong with it?
Why are children, teens and adults harrassed because they try to skate a ledge,rail or stairs, ill tell you why because America is a sue happy country and they fear being sued for someone hurting themselves. I can assure you in a skateboarders eyes this is not the case. Many kids who skateboard are trying to get away from daily problems and situations in their lives that are causing them stress, some just because the thrill of jumping a ledge is emense.
In America i have seen how illegal it is to skate and the abuse some teens and people face for trying to skate a good area. Penaltys include tresspassing charges, tickets and in some cases jail.
I don't understand why security guards find the need to scream in peoples faces and resort to violence just to ask someone to move off or away from the area. Where is the respect to our younger generation. If elders expect respect then it has to be shown both ways or they are creating a recipe for disaster.
Let me put it to you like this, would you rather your child be on a skateboard where he or she is getting exercise or running around in a street gang because they are bored?
The government from what i have seen offer no extra activities or safe places for our children to go. Does it take an genius to work out if they had somewhere to go and something to do like skateboarding or other activities then the gang and crime rates may possibly go down?
Why Do cops insist on putting fear out there than trying to get to know there community and hassling people who skate. Why aren't they out catching drug dealers and people who commit real crimes?
SKATEBOARDING is NOT a crime so make it LEGAL.