Sunday, October 22, 2006
Days later, he reminded that he didn’t see the story in my blog but that’s the way it goes...if I feel like blogging? I do it and if I don’t? C’est la vie!!!!
He must have came often to this blog and check but no story.
Anyway....Over one month ago while walking downtown.
I noticed this cop giving a ticket to a skateboarder.
Everything was quiet and I was in a hurry but being Charles? I had to stop and find out what was going on?
The cop stop the kid and gave him a $70 ticket for riding his skateboard on the sidewalk.
The next thing you knew? The kid flipped out!
He said - 70 DOLLARS????? F@cking system ...F@CK....F@CK...F@CK!!!
I quickly told the kid and to watch his language.
I tried to talk to the cop why would he insist on a fine?
I guess from what I’m told? If there’s a area for the skateboarder?
They have to walk with their skateboard to the area.
If they use the skateboard on the sidewalk? They will be fine.
I noticed lately that the Police are cracking down very hard on cyclists and skateboarders. I guess they wish these people to stay home I guess?
Now they’re wondering how come these kids are getting fat? Way too much rules or laws.
Anyway...going back to the story?
Once the kid realizet there was no way out?
He really got upset and it was F@CKING THIS AND F@CKING THAT!!!
He dashed towards downtown in a rage with his skateboard.
I might add that he was really flying.
The cop looked at me and said - Now you know what we have to deal with every day!!!
The cop watched the kid zooming down the sidewalk.
He calmly made a call on his radio and suddenly a female cop came racing racing around the corner with lights and siren on stopping the Skateboarder.
I quickly took a few pictures and the cop came to me asking me for my name?
I said - You don’t know me? I’m Fredericton Police Force’s worst nightmare. ...lol....
He didn’t quite understand what I meant but once I told him that I was a blogger?
He said- Ohhhh??? I have heard about you!
I reply - All bad I bet???..lol....
He told me he wanted me as a witness because I saw everything.
I guess the guy got another fine.
Days later, a female cop stop all these skateboarders and gave them all a $70.00 fine for skateboarding.
These kids were upset but what could they do?
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Yes, it’s a battle!!!!
Look when I went to Memramcook a few weeks ago, This used to be the area of the only tavern in the Valley.
These days it’s a park for skateboarders.
I believe cracking down on these youths are a little too harsh but what can a person do? The law is the law I guess?
It’s cold and windy out there.
Some of use are very lucky that we have a roof over our heads.
Yes, I live in a small room but it’s warm. I got a computer with Fred E-Zone and cable on the other side.
But some of us are not that lucky and today is one of those cases.
This afternoon, I walked in the Library and noticed a guy passed up on a bench in the lobby.
Seconds later a Commissionaire and someone from the staff woke the guy up telling him that he couldn’t stay inside.
The Commissionaire name is Thomas and he told me that this was the second case this week.
If the guy would have refuse to leave? The cops would have been called and in the drunk tank we go!
Don’t the Fredericton Police Force have better things to do than worrying about the people with drinking problems in this City?
Now this is one case that I happen to be around but what about the rest of the cases in the City?
How often are the cops called because a drunk just wish to stay warm?
Do the calls go up during the cold winter months?
They have to bring them to the Station and do all that paper work.
I say built a little shelter behind the Soup Kitchen and they will stay in that area.
What do you think?
tThey are not bad people. They're still human beings!!!