Skip to comments.Throw a football or Frisbee on an L.A. beach in the summer: prepare for a $1,000 fine
Posted on 02/09/2012 11:44:23 AM PST by Mount Athos
The age-old hobby of tossing a football or Frisbee on the beach on a beautiful summer day in Los Angeles will cost you a cool $1,000 thanks to a new ordinance passed by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
Claiming that such activity could be dangerous to other beachgoers, the Supes outlawed "any person to cast, toss, throw, kick or roll any ball, tube, or any light object other than a beach ball or beach volleyball on or over a beach.
Pay for it by making expected and normal behavior illegal, with massive $1000 fines!
Some families who didn't get the news are in for a big surprise. There goes the family vacation budget flushed on the big govt vacuum
Good lord, this can’t be constitutional! 8th Amendment issue if nothing else. $1,000 fine for throwing a frisbee? Nobody is going to go to the beach anymore. They’d make a lot more money charging a small access fee.
Dumber than a bag of hammers...
Nanny State PING!
LA is going to make a mint off of the tourists!
You’re kidding, right?
It’s okay for illegal aliens to be here, drive without a license or insurance, send their unholy spawn to public schools on our dime, but don’t you dare throw a ball or frisbee at the beach.
Wow. I’m sure glad those jackasses in downtown LA have their priorities straight.
What about playing volleyball at the beach? That’s really popular in Santa Monica (which is part of LA).
See my tagline.
You want to live in California? You pay for the privilege. Just another reason to never, ever, visit that state again in my lifetime.
Remember that “law is force” so I expect to see plenty of people getting shot, tazed, and beaten by the police plus seeing a lot of dogs getting shot for participating is such dastardly deeds!
if I do it are Pamela Lee Anderson and Carmen Electra coming to make the arrest?
From the artcle:
“While this may mean that some families keep footballs and Frisbees at home, they may consider bringing a yard stick. The board also prohibited digging a hole in the sand deeper than 18 inches.”
No digging holes to China anymore?!?!? What is this world coming to these days?
Does NY Mayor Bloomberg get to rule over the LA jurisdictions as well? Buncha pansies regulating good, clean fun but giving perversions a free pass.
At least the ordinance has a beach volleyball exemption....
...otherwise there would be no reason to watch ESPN2 ever again.
So, now a guy can’t show how cool is he when he catches a pass? That’s horrible!
They'd save more money closing the beaches altogether. This seems to be what they're aiming at.
Lest anyone think I'm joking, Governor Moonbeam's idea of fiscal restraint is closing down those things that taxpayers use and enjoy like libraries, parks, interstate rest areas, fire departments, etc while not touching entitlements for the mooching class. Wouldn't surprise me at all to start seeing beaches closed down as well.
“No digging holes to China anymore?!?!? What is this world coming to these days?”
Of course not. The commissars in the People’s Republic of Kalifornia do not want workers escaping to a land of relative freedom, (China).
Today in America every citizen is dominated by a thousand laws covering the most mundane of every day tasks.
Today in America 99% of the population will break some law that will make them a criminal in the eyes of the government overlords.
Today in America you are a small infraction away from potential ruin.
Today in America you are NOT free, you are slaves to a government.
The rich California Democrats hate it when all those little people spoil the view on their beach.
The rich California Democrats are fine with middle class jobs leaving California. Reduces the traffic.
We won’t see hot girls playing footbal with their boyfriends.
Thank god I left the hell hole of LA back in 2004.
Can’t believe I actually lived there for 20 years before wising up...
Hey, but if you are an L.A. school teacher, can you still at least take your kids alone to the beach and molest them, and keep collecting your pension?? Sure?? Oh, whew, I was worried for a moment there.
WOW—they are really crazy in LA LA Land!!!
I see more and more public places like beaches prohibiting smoking too.
I mean, there are perfectly good and acceptable places for these activities.
If you want to throw a football, find a public football field.
If you want to toss a Frisbee then find a public Frisbee fie....oh...hold on...no...wait a sec.
I would find the office that came up with this stupid rule and pitch a frisbee at every head there.
Not to worry.
$16 Trillion holes are still permitted in the District of Columbia.
Civil society is made less civil when criminal law is made to criminalize every activity or behavior which only has some modicum of potential harm if everyone involved, participant and observer, behave negligently.
The use of criminal law to make any behavior the political
class choses as illegal for some, mere, perceived possible harm and only a potentiality under certain, not just any circumstance, and not because such harm is certain either, is destructive of the essential Liberty required for a free society.
Civil courts, where one litigant can claim the other was negligent, and the adjudication of civil suits, provides sufficient legal remedy for actual harm without denying Liberty for everyone on the mythical whim of creating an accident free Utopia.
I would guess the politicos and cops are too stupid to see this in advance. Likely won't work out well for them.
There goes my beach-ball stock....
Or, maybe something more significantly noticeable.
When are we gonna kick CA out of the US?
Hasn’t worked yet with videos of cops beating and shooting unarmed people or shooting dogs or tazing or pepper spraying people doing nothing wrong.
Plenty of videos on Youtube and the cops are still doing it more and more.
So, no more rolling joints on the beach? Not gonna go over well.
Time to occupy the beach, I guess. The 1% don’t want any of the 99% to get hit in the head.
The original company that makes Fribees is located in California-
Wonder if they might leave
Every member of that board that voted for this dictatorial law should be fired immediately.
Act like scum. Be treated like scum.
"Mom always said-don't play ball in the house!"
Throw a football or Frisbee on an L.A. beach in the summer: prepare for a $1,000 fine
"any person to cast, toss, throw, kick or roll any ball, tube, or any light object other than a beach ball or beach volleyball on or over a beach.
“if cigarette smokers were not such absolute ignorant trashy scum bags “
You might want to insert the word “some” before the word “cigarette”.
I smoke. I have never littered. I go unnoticed just like the rest of the responsible smokers. We are not ignorant trashy scumbags.
It's the perception of the citizenry, especially the normal citizenry that counts.
Get the idjut out on the gulf quick.....Let him t off a fishing boat.
I have many friends who smoke grew up with smokers and have hung around with large groups of smokers. Some are very conscientious of where they put their butts. Most are not.
The reality of cigarette butts everywhere you look at the beach, at parks, in playground sandboxes, in peoples yards, on the sidewalks; and most annoyingly - starting fires on the side of roads - doesn't speak well of smokers as a group.
Most smokers are trashy scumbags who throw out their butts wherever they are without any concern for littering.
If not for that I would have a great deal of sympathy for them.
As it is.... act like scum, be treated like scum.
Act like a nasty POS, get treated like a nasty POS. I can’t imagine anyone choosing to be in your company, smoker or not.
You really wanna drive ‘em nuts, how about we send Tim Tebow out to the beach to toss the pigskin around...
Which is exactly what you deserve as the language you use defines you.
Have you no shame?
I have great sympathy for smokers and would think that such bans were entirely unnecessary - IF - most smokers were not such scumbag litterbugs.
Sorry if my “profiling” due to overwhelming evidence went against your notions of fair-play.
Anything that bothers a liberal, will eventually be banned, if not already
You are correct, smokers are not, however people that use such language to describe others definitely are.
My parents taught me that the use of gutter language is a sign of ignorance, poor upbringing, lack of education and plain low class (also known as trashiness.) None of which are anything to be proud of.
I do have shame.
I think shame is the proper social response to acting shamefully.
Smokers, as a group, have acted most shamefully and they should feel ashamed that they turned the world around them into an ashtray.
When you act like a bunch of littering ignorant low lives who cannot be anywhere without trashing the place with litter - is it really a surprise that people don’t want that around?
Actually, most people I would prefer to be around smokers than foul mouthed, nasty people such as you have portrayed yourself.
Anyone care to peruse the ordinance? It's hard to imagine this being proposed, written up, voted on and implemented with a straight face. Southern California descends deeper into the loonie bin.
My parents taught me that smoking and littering were signs of ignroance, poor upbringing, lack of education and plain old low class trashiness.