skateboarding is not a crime. The slogan has become one of the most well-known expressions and stickers in the history of skateboarding. This is what led to its creation.
All skaters always want them to have fun and develop their skills and style where they live.
Skateboarding has always been an urban sport that interacts with architecture, buildings, urban objects, landscapes and locations.
Skateboarders are not terrorists. Since the beginning of the game, it has always been an act of freedom and self-expression.
Amazingly, the first skateboard film – “Skaterdatter“(1965) – It is a cause of youth, escapism and freedom.
Most skaters act with respect to their fellow citizens and collision incidents are extremely rare.
Your only request is the right to access and enjoy public spaces, whether it is on the footpaths of Los Angeles or on the steep streets of San Francisco.
Skater’s relationships with pedestrians, business owners and local officials have not really resulted in excessive social disruption or violent demonstrations.
However, one cannot be so naive as to say that there have always been cordial and peaceful relations with all parties involved in the urban context.
A favorable coexistence here and there, sometimes turns into protests and confrontations.
Skaters: Public Enemy Number One
In their history, skaters have been portrayed as outcasts, rebels and even criminals. They were destroyers of private property and used to restrain old women on the sidewalk.
As street skating developed, the need to explore territories and a new front sometimes collided with establishment and society in the form of more conservative concepts.
Attempts to develop and demonstrate superior gait in maneuvers in high-density urban environments were not compatible with other human activities.
Complaints increased and, as a result, control and suppression began to restrict the skater’s natural scope and expression.
In the 1980s and 1990s, skating around the city was not easy.
Skaters faced curfews, prohibitive laws and restrictions in public areas, including San Francisco, San Diego and Santa Cruz, the game’s spiritual home.
Officials rapidly expanded non-skating rules in New York, Chicago, Denver, Portland and other major metropolitan areas.
The Washington Post went so far as to declare that skateboarding was a “destructive activity” that should be banned in public places such as streets, parking lots, sidewalks and parks.
Soon after, fines and penalties were issued for not skating in the United States and Europe.
Police and security guards quickly became the skateboarders’ worst nightmares.
In the 1990s, a large percentage of the officers and population saw and regarded skaters as common criminals.
After the introduction of prohibited areas, skateboards were also seized and surfers on pavements became public enemies.
Anti skate law and stop skatingT
Anti-skating legislation continued to spread around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Sweden.
Arrests were made and the skaters were now invaders and rioters who should be prosecuted.
With the advent of CCTV surveillance, property protection has prompted a number of laws against skateboards.
The manufacture and installation of vertical partitions on benches, rough textured surfaces, window sill spikes, door sprinklers, obstructive blocks, content chains and gravels has spread worldwide.
The scestopper, an anti-skate bump made by Chris Laurie, has been added to handrails, shelves and other urban furniture to discourage skateboarding in various locations.
Lori quickly became the skateboard’s biggest enemy and one of the most hated in the skate community.
He was an ungrateful person who was really benefiting from the game.
In 2015, more than one million skid deterrent equipment were installed at more than 10,000 locations.
“Thank God they have no weapons,” former President of the United States George Bush once said.
Things just couldn’t get any worse, and skateboarding declined and participants lost.
Skaters protested, blocked roads and attracted media attention: They wanted access to public places and more skating rinks.
But the installation still stands out as an unconventional and counter-practice on sidewalks, which defined conformity.
In 2011, the United States Department of Justice continued skating as a “problem for complex youth”.
Self expression, not crime
Skateboarders were involved in some tragedies, but they were always victims.
In 2015, a taxi driver killed a chef and a longboarder in the city of Toronto; Two years later, another pilot ran five skaters in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Thus, although many rapists, murderers, and thieves were free to walk the streets, skaters, anti-skating laws increased, and skaters were still portrayed as criminals.
Skateboarders’ disturbances were even explained as to why the skateboarding ban was implemented in cities.
Interestingly, the expression “skateboarding is not a crime” is older than the more aggressive and contemporary forms of skating laws.
The powerful slogan appeared in Pavel-Peralta’s “Public Domain” video in 1988. The clip featured stickers for city surfaces and skateboard decks.
The famous slogan was also featured on the T-shirt.
Gradually, but consistently, “skateboarding is not a crime” has led to more or less organized international movement prohibition, skateboard plugs and repression.
Richard Novak, Doug Haute and J., founded on May 5, 1997 by NHS, Inc., the skateboarding company Santa Cruz. Shuirman registered the trademark of the one-line pro-skateboarding manifesto.
They knew how powerful, fair, timeless and commercially attractive that phrase was.
But it will take more than a decade to turn the tide.
a new era
With the turn of the millennium, things were slowly improving, and people and officials in general were beginning to realize that skateboarding was just wanting to skate.
Insurgent activity, surrounded by an aura of negativity, was no longer seen as a public crime in the eyes of the population.
Things were changing, which happened to his older brother, surfing. Ostration gave way to recognition.
Surfers are healthy people, not middle ones. And skaters are not street criminals, they are talented urban gymnasts.
The dramatic growth of the skatepark movement has also helped improve and stabilize relations between skaters, police, owners and pedestrians.
Days to skateboardingAn initiative to promote a healthy outdoor lifestyle through skating was the tip of a new iceberg that emerged in an urban setting.
Today, skateboarding is an incredible and versatile sport, open to people of all ages, races and social backgrounds.
Boys and girls, men and women, can quickly grab a board and learn to ride it on a smooth surface in less than an hour.
As one of the latest Olympic Games, skateboarding is on its way to becoming a universally acclaimed outdoor physical activity.
Your unjust criminal record can always be an unpleasant reminder of the past.