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Originally posted by unityemissions
Skateboarders tend to embody the spirit of free will. Cops game is all about control. I think you can see the opposition between these two.
Originally posted by EpicJ19
Why do cops hate skateboarders?
Originally posted by hippy2012
I can say personally that as being a skateboarder we are in the streets, at the front line. As was stated above, it is about the embodiment of free will. Most skateboards skate what they want when they want. Now I know I will get blasted for this but its just what we do. We all understand the whole liability thing but the majority of skateboarders are not really worried with that, we just want to skate. I can also understand the noise and the property damage but like I said before, we are in the streets, we have a different outlook on things. I guarantee that we see the city totally different. So many things that people take for granted and pay no attention to can mean a world of possibilities for us. Also we naturally hate the authorities and there for are always skeptical of "The Man"
Originally posted by GENERAL EYES
I sympathize with skaters, I really do.
I used to do my fair share of boaring back in the 80's/90's - but I was also hyperconscious of where and when to go about my rides.
Grinding on public property does incur damage, skating on sidewalks with heavy pedestrian traffic is never a good idea.
One of those youtube vids "Go Skateboarding Day" happened here in my town. The kids kicked up a huge fuss over it, even though it is CLEARLY marked all over that area that riding skateboards is strictly forbidden.
You see, this is a retirement community - and even though weaving in and out between elderly shoppers and tourist might seem like a fun idea, it usually causes little old men and ladies to be startled and fearful - collisions happen.
In short, it's not nice to give the old folks heart attacks just for a quick rush.
cut down for the courtesy about long quotes
Me? I still skate. 2am in the mall parking lot. Lots of nice gradients and smooth asphalt, and no - I don't grind on anything.
Originally posted by Shadowflux
If you want the honest truth it's the liability of a skateboarder cracking his head open on city or private property. Skaters are known for things like grinding long railings and jumping stairs but they're also known for screwing up and hurting themselves.
It's really just insurance reasons, if you get hurt on city property you or your family could possibly sue the city for millions of dollars.
Originally posted by WatchTheWorld
Skated for about 6 years now and i think it's down to the sheer fact skaters have a been given a bad name over the years, plus we wreck council property by skating it but it's gotta be done, that and the police and guards have nothing better to do most've the time..