The pro-skateboarding people can scream and stamp their feet all they want, and the one “mom” can even drag out inferences of anti-Semitism against those who disagree with her (“ ‘True Story’ author responds,” Letters, April 22), but one truth remains that every one of us adults just intuitively understands:
Skateboarding on public streets is inherently dangerous and in a skateboarder vs. automobile scenario the car will always win, and someone’s kid will be hurt. Even if the car is parked.
If the parents of these kids don’t have the maturity and parental responsibility to protect their children on public streets then, like seat-belt laws, society will intercede.
James Dorf, Laguna Beach