It is illegal to skateboard and roller-skate through the courthouse and library.

17.20.010 Skateboarding and roller skating prohibited. No person shall use or operate any skateboard or roller skates on county property at the following locations, except in areas designated for such purposes by the director of the county department having jurisdiction thereof: A. The Los Angeles County Superior Court at 200 West Compton Boulevard, Compton, California; […]

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Zoot suits are prohibited.

This law dates back to the 30’s and 40’s, especially during WWII. At that time, high end fabric was scarce thanks to the war effort, and zoot suits, with their immense use of fancy fabric, were seen as unpatriotic. Zoot suits were primarily worn by hispanics, known as Pachucos (hence the swing song “Hey Pachuco”) […]

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