Monday, 16 March 2009

This sucks!

A couple of things have happened recently that have really sucked, first of all the eS team were shot at down in South America and got a bunch of camera equipment stolen, read about that HERE.

Then recently a couple of skaters from the Burnside area got beat up pretty bad the other day, Taylor Appelo, whos brother Devin rides for Creature, had his jaw broken in three places by four guys, and as there isn't free medical in the states and he didn't have insurance he has been left with a bunch of medical bills. Getting money out of skaters isn't the easiest thing ever, but a fund has been set up to help pay, i'll post a link up when I know more and maybe by donating some cash some good karma will come your way. Read more about it HERE and watch the news report HERE.

Unfortunately as skaters we spend a lot more time out on the streets than most people, so the likelihood of something bad happening once in a while is upped a bit, keep your wits about you and look out for each other, and try and ignore facts like this which I stole from Wikipedia

"According to government figures Southampton has a higher crime rate than the national average. In the violence against the person category, the national average is 16.7 per 1000 population while Southampton is 39.4 per 1000 population and in the theft from a vehicle category, the national average is 7.6 per 1000 compared to Southampton's 26.4 per 1000. Overall, for every 1,000 people in the city, 182 crimes are recorded. In August 2008, a Home Office crime report showed that Southampton is the 3rd most dangerous city in the UK. The city has a growing knife and gun culture, Gang activity is also becoming more significant in Southampton; Narcotics in Southampton are a big problem with higher marijuana, heroin and ecstacy consumers then anywhere else in the South East and South Coast of England according to Home office statistics."

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Reskue Skate Shop is an independent skater owned shop in Southampton, England.
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