Skip to comments.Skateboarders Throw Rocks, Bottles At Police During Hollywood Clash
Posted on 10/14/2012 3:02:12 PM PDT by BenLurkinEdited on 10/14/2012 3:57:47 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
HOLLYWOOD (CBS/AP) — Police in riot gear dispersed about 500 skateboarding fans who turned out for a free movie premiere at the Vine Theatre.
KNX 1070’s Kim Marriner reports that the rowdy crowd gathered on Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Avenue. The incident was reported around 8:40 p.m.
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It should be
They shoot dogs for way less.
They should have killed a lot of the skateboarders!!!
I hope there is film of that at 11.
Have nothing essential against skateboarding as a pastime. The problem is,of course, that skateboarders regard the sport as a natural right to which others' rights are secondary, if even that far up the scale of natural rights. The city where I live actually built a skateboarding park fairly close to the university campus, full of pits and steep inclines and all kinds of lovely opportunities to do oneself irreparable bodily harm--and they are still all over sidewalks, pedestrian plazas and parking lots, brim-full of arrogant certainty that they have "just as much right as anybody else" to use these surfaces for their enjoyment", and seemingly dismissive of anyone else's rights to be there. It is hard to walk along a sidewalk without having to dodge them several times a day. The skateboard park, when I passed it a couple of days ago, was completely vacant. One suspects that skateboarding may be as much a vague form of social protest as it is a game.
I recall a friend doing a particularly spectacular turn on a steep driveway, followed by brief, gracefully twisting flight through the air, followed by a classic Colles' fracture of his left radius as he tried to protect himself from crashing headfirst into the concrete, followed by screams, moans, cursing, etc.
He made it all look so easy!
Thus endeth my skateboarding.