Sunday, April 15, 2012

Beach Ban On Football And Frisbees

Los Angeles, CA County Board of Supervisors are caught in an "April Fools" joke on an international level when they approved a sweeping "Beach Ordinance" that bans the use of footballs and frisbees on the beaches.  Watch this 9 minute video where critics take on the County Board of Supervisors who attempt to explain the comprehensive ordinance that contains much more than the football-frizbee ban but the details were never openly debated as the public discussion was limited to only a few minutes. When the main stream media reported there would be a $1000 fine for violations of the ordinance, the Supervisors and county bureaucrats back-tracked, demanding the media correct the report. In this 9 minute video veteran newsman Ron Kaye, long time edito of the L A Daily News now blogger, puts it all in perspective. Civic activist Jon Nahhas describes the public reaction and fears for loss of liberties while Beaches and Harbors Division Chief Carol Baker defends the county's rush to change the wording of the ordinance, claiming the whole controversy was caused by an erroneous media report, The report was never retracted, corrected, but merely disappeared from the internet websites and replaced with an "update".

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