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Letter: Skateboarders deserve worse than tickets

A skateboarder rides on a footbridge where it is not allowed.

A skateboarder rides on a footbridge where it is not allowed.

Doug Otto

Doug Otto

A skateboarder rides on a footbridge where it is not allowed.

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I don’t know why I waste my time reading this fish wrap you call The Daily Aztec. Thank God you are not wasting paper every day on it. It never fails one of its staff comes out with something incredibly stupid every issue. Ceighlee Fennel gets the award this week.

I hate skateboards and have a great disdain for the people at SDSU who ride them. They are rude, inconsiderate, lazy, immature and a danger to themselves and others.

The university spends thousands of dollars installing anti-grind guards all over because of the damage those morons do to curbs, walls, steps and benches. Skateboards have no business on campus. There are too many pedestrians and vehicles to be safe. The reason the cops are cracking down is because skateboarders ride too fast for conditions and endanger pedestrians, and because of the accidents and injuries they cause.

When I see one of them speed down a hill around a blind corner and eat it and crash, or run into someone, or hit a rock or crash into my state vehicle, it actually brings a smile to my face. I truly believe stupid should hurt. I have no compassion for them.

But they should keep riding where they’re not supposed and getting those $75 tickets. The university is making a lot of money due to their stupidity. I know they don’t give a damn because their mommies or daddies are paying the ticket when they call them up crying.

Fennel’s opinion that the cops are wasting their time with “little infractions” is incorrect. We, as the majority of people on the campus who walk or drive state vehicles as employees, have told the campus police we have had enough of skateboarders. It’s going to get worse for them. We do not feel safe.

Grow up and leave your toys at home. Go to school and shut up.

Charles Barranco

This letter has been edited for clarity and style.

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11 Responses to “Letter: Skateboarders deserve worse than tickets”

  1. Kyle on February 10th, 2018 2:04 pm

    Hey Charles, *you* shut up.

  2. Crystal Sudano on February 10th, 2018 5:07 pm

    Wow! You smile when someone eats it? That’s a sick thing to do… I hope you or someone realizes this.

  3. SS on February 12th, 2018 9:33 am

    §84.12 Use of Skateboards, Coasters, Roller Skates, and Similar Devices Restricted
    (a) It is unlawful for any person riding on roller skates or by means of a coaster,
    skateboard, toy vehicle, or similar device to go upon an open roadway in the
    City of San Diego, or upon the sidewalk or public plaza in any business
    district, or upon any inclined surface area of any City–owned or privately
    owned parkade where signs forbidding such activity are displayed at the
    ground level elevator entrance and at each vehicular entrance to the parkade.

  4. SS on February 12th, 2018 9:37 am

    (c) Any person upon roller skates or riding on or by means of a coaster,
    skateboard, toy vehicle or similar device on any sidewalk or right of way not
    open to public vehicular traffic shall exercise due care and shall yield the right
    of way to pedestrians.
    (d) No person shall go upon roller skates or ride on or by means of a coaster,
    skateboard, toy vehicle or similar device on any sidewalk or right of way not
    open to public vehicular traffic at a speed greater than is reasonable and
    prudent having due regard for pedestrian traffic and in no event at a speed
    which endangers the safety of persons or property.

  5. C. Barranco on February 12th, 2018 8:40 pm

    All you skate boarders signed a contract/ agreement when you came to SDSU to act in a responsible manner and abide by The University’s rules and regulations.
    Did you forget?

  6. C. Barranco on February 12th, 2018 8:46 pm

    Mr. Editor,
    Skateboarders deserve worse than tickets?
    Nice twist on words.

    That’s YOUR opinion, not mine.

  7. CB on February 16th, 2018 9:31 pm

    Hey Mr. Editor and Ceighlee,

    Make sure you post the results of your SKATE BOARD POLL.

    Appears there are quite a few people out there “Hatin’ on Skateboards.”

  8. cb on February 19th, 2018 1:11 pm

    85% of the votes for “Let them skate” came from one guy. SS (You know who you are)

  9. cb on March 5th, 2018 7:58 pm

    Hey Andrew (The Editor),

    Still waiting for you to publish the skateboards on campus poll YOU put out there.
    Let’s have some responsible journalism here.

  10. Andrew Dyer on March 6th, 2018 10:53 am

    Hi, it’s published on our home page.

  11. Alex on March 10th, 2018 5:09 pm

    It brings a smile to your face when you see people get hurt? What an evil Way to think. Way to loose any credibility as a decent human being

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