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oh, how we love the police!

i don’t know if i have written about the police… i think i have before… this one should be a bit more fun…

i was recently issued a ticket for skateboarding on a pedestrian mall (16th Street Mall in Denver)… i was on my way to a bus to get to the airport… i had a few bags with me… i was not skating fast, but casually… i was listening to my headphones when i catch out of the corner of my eye an awesome human with a navy blue jumpsuit on waving me over… i was so mesmerized by his dope gear that i had to see what was up…

as i approached him, i removed my headphones and said, “what’s up?”… he asked for my ID and he began quizzing me about the most amazing things in my life… my favorite was when he asked me where i lived… i told him downtown… and he said, “oh, so you know that you cannot skateboard on the mall, right?”… licking my chops and planning my next sarcastic/smart ass reply, i exclaimed, “yep!”… he was taken back… i mean, so surprised that i said i knew riding skateboards on the mall was prohibited… this is when the conversation got spicy…

he asked why was i shredding on the mall… i told him i didn’t care about the law… he didn’t like that… he told me he could arrest me for saying that… i said, “you can, but that would not be cool”… we continued to chat…

i started telling him that i believe in my own personal morals in what is right and wrong… little laws like the one i was getting busted for was one (of many) that i do not care for… he didn’t like this… he went on a rant about if we all decided on which laws we would like to abide by there would be chaos… i told him i agree fully but i am a good person… my morals are solid… he again did not like this and threatened me with arrest…

the best part of all this happening was the cop deciding when or when not to write tickets for people breaking the law… the entire time i was getting a ticket, people on their bikes were cruising by (which is also prohibited)… these people were merely told to get off the bike… no ticket issued… nothing… he was proving my point that we use our discretion and morals to decide what is right and wrong! he didn’t even realize it… i love it…

i also want to take a moment to hit on the laws we have created to keep everyone under control… they are insane and outlandish! i will continue to skate on the 16th street mall… we need to do a better job of teaching the youth of what is right and wrong… we also need to do a better job of teaching what is important and what is not…

peace and noLove!

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