Schools around the nation are shut down. Kids are spending their time in front of a computer screen during the day and then moving to the couch to watch TV or play video games when online school and homework is finished. It would seem to any logical person that skateboarding would be a great way for kids to get out and get a little exercise, while still maintaining a safe distance from others.
But we’re not living in a time where common sense prevails…
A skate park in San Clemente, CA, that’s popular with local kids, was covered up with 37 tons of sand after skateboarders ignored “no trespassing” signs posted at the park in an effort to keep kids from skateboarding in the park during the state’s draconian COVID-19 lockdown orders.
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) April 17, 2020
The signs went up at Ralphs Skate Court in San Clemente after the city closed all parks April 1 to contain the spread of the virus.
Watch the sickening video of wasted labor and resources covering an oceanside skate park with 37 tons of sand:
“On April 1, we kind of let it play out to see if users would abide by the closure,” Samantha Wylie, the city’s parks manager, told the San Clemente Times.
Yesterday, we reported about another disturbing situation in CA, where San Diego deputies approached multiple vehicles in Huntington Beach and issued citations to people for the crime of watching the sunset from inside their vehicles.
Times of San Diego reports – Citations were issued to 22 people found near the beach in Encinitas in violation of San Diego County’s stay-at-home order, authorities announced Saturday morning.
The tickets were issued Friday to people who “were watching the sunset, having picnics near the beach,” according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
“Everyone is required to stay home, except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care or go to an essential job,” the department tweeted Saturday morning. “Complacency is the enemy. Take social distancing more seriously to stop coronavirus.”