Declaring a “war on summer” and “war on future childhood memories,” one Southern West Virginia city is seriously considering banning playing basketball in streets.
That’s right. The Beckley Register-Herald reports that the Beckley City Council is considering such a ban after several residents complained. Apparently players weren’t yielding to traffic.
Opponents told the paper the fear such a ban will lead to increased crime and obesity rates.
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Even the championship-winning coach of local Woodrow Wilson High School thinks it’s crazy. Ron Kidd told the Register Herald, “I think the kids need the goals to practice, and they need all the practice they can get.”
Bans on street ball (or other childish games that would lead to just too much fun) already exist in Charleston, Morgantown and Martinsburg.
If the ordinance passes, those young whippersnappers having too much fun on our public streets will pay a $25 fine. A public hearing is set for July 14. It should be good. *gets out popcorn*
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