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LA County Bans Frisbees For Summer of 2012, Frisbee Liberation Front Responds

In a horrific act of bureaucratic oversight, L.A. County has decided that the act of throwing a frisbee or football on the beach during the summer is now punishable by a $1,000 fine. It's true that beaches in L.A. get crowded, and most people aren't Matt Barkley, but the idea that our city's residents can't police their own beach activities is absurd. According to CBS2 News,

The Board of Supervisors this week agreed to raise fines to up to $1,000 for anyone who throws a football or a Frisbee on any beach in Los Angeles County.

In passing the 37-page ordinance on Tuesday, officials sought to outline responsibilities for law enforcement and other public agencies while also providing clarification on beach-goer activities that could potentially disrupt or even injure the public.

The updated rules now prohibit “any person to cast, toss, throw, kick or roll” any object other than a beach ball or volleyball “upon or over any beach” between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Exceptions allow for ball-throwing in predesignated areas, when a person obtains a permit, or playing water polo “in or over the Pacific Ocean”.

In response, a group calling itself the "Frisbee Liberation Front" emailed us saying they were dedicated to a civil disobedience and plan to throw frisbees all summer long, consequences be damned. The group hopes that "the public joins us by throwing frisbees and footballs responsibly in 2012 without fear or intimidation."

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