September 16 2009 1:01 AM
i used to skate all the time and never had any problems with the law. rationally speaking, it's a useless wooden toy with wheels. i don't understand the big deal. on a slow day, it seems like the police cruise around looking for kids to mess with. i doubt anywhere in any legitimate legal text it says that skateboarding is illegal.
that being said, i understand it becomes a problem when you're trespassing because you found a "secret spot", your trucks wreck a marble ledge thus being destruction of private property, the loitering factor, or falling on someone's property getting injured and suing them for liability reasons. but seriously, there's worse things you could be doing like spray painting shit or dealing drugs. it shouldn't be illegal to have fun.