Plucked from the SkateDaily blog:
Skateboarders in Poway will have to register and be fingerprinted before using the Skate Park.
The city council voted in favor of the new high tech entry system Tuesday night. Skaters will have to press a thumb pad on a turnstile. If a scanner matches a skateboarder’s print to the one given in a new, free registration process, they’ll be allowed in. A security camera will record the entry.
Full article at MSNBC.
Whenever I’m confronted with this sort of thing, I like to ask myself: would a tennis player suffer the same indignities in pursuit of their recreation?
Or, would I submit my kid to this bullshit? What exactly is to be gained by treating children as untrustworthy, uncontrollable criminals?
It will cost taxpayers 50 grand, by the way.
“Go fuck yourselves, San Diego.” – Ron Burgundy