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  1. #1
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    Surfing is NOT a Crime

    http://www.myfoxchicago.com//dpp/new...nuary-20120117

    so in chicago illinois it is!

    WTF Chicago?

  2. #2
    Just plain dumb. There used to be a law against surfing in Chicago, but I thought they overturned it.

  3. #3
    Wow. This is ridiculous.

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    niiiiice.. US tax dollars at work.......

    it's up there with that one kid saying he got a ridiculous fine for surfing next to the Wrightsville pier

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    The location makes this no surprise.

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    everyday i hate govt more and more.......nothing but a corrupt bankrupt organization with the nerve to tell us how to live our lives! Um...HELLO? You guys are the corrupt bankrupt ones...not us! Live and Let Live!!

  7. #7
    wtf thats bull..... he made the decision to go in...
    if he sunk he made the decision to go in
    Last edited by @surfer; Jan 18, 2012 at 09:40 PM.

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    The surfer violated a city ordance, was in the park when it was closed & recieved a disorderly conduct charge. Like it or not, we all live in society of laws. The surfer simply violated the law. Surfing Lake Michigan in the dead of winter is something that would bring attention to anyone. It's not a governemnt conspiracy, its simply the law. The same Police Officers would risk their lives to help him if he needed it & he becomes disorderly when confronted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topo View Post
    The surfer violated a city ordance, was in the park when it was closed & recieved a disorderly conduct charge. Like it or not, we all live in society of laws. The surfer simply violated the law. Surfing Lake Michigan in the dead of winter is something that would bring attention to anyone. It's not a governemnt conspiracy, its simply the law. The same Police Officers would risk their lives to help him if he needed it & he becomes disorderly when confronted?
    The presence of said law is the base of this discussion.

  10. #10
    I think most of the charge stems from the fact that he was defiant and went into "I'm a surfer and this is my right! Punk Rock!" mode when confronted (according to the article).

    They have seasons where you're allowed to surf mainly because they're undermanned (due to the lack of people going into that frigid water) during certain seasons. People can't swim there either - it's not just limited to surfing.

    The guy knew he was getting into it to go for a surf - it is what it is.