SKATE AGAINST VIOLENCE

SAN FRANCISCO TO SANTA MONICA

WHY

SKATE AGAINST VIOLENCE

Here are four reasons

 

BRUCE MARSHALL

Bruce started out as a member of the Junior Skate Patrol when he was 14 years old.  He came back all grown up as a full member of the Golden Gate Park Skate Patrol, started his DJ business had a child and had a bright and promising future when he was violently was gunned down at the Denny's Restuarent in Japantown on Halloween night. 

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SHELBY "EV'READY" GRAHAM

What started out as another fantastic day to skate a Venice Beach ended as one that would rock the community of skaters that regularly roll at the beach every weekend.  Ev'Ready was one of the locals at Venice Beach, although he was homeless, he was a great skater.  On this day a group of bad people had come to the beach. Ev'Ready is thought to have been killed by these people

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REGINA LOVINGS

For 13 days during the Thanksgiving holidays in 1998, there was a Bay Area wide search for skater Regina Lovings. She and her brother, Derrick had been a fixture in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Sundays. Skaters placed missing person posters throughout the City.  News of Regina's situation was carried on every TV news, radio and newspaper. Never in a million years would anyone think the ending would be like this.

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PATRICK HOURICAN

Patrick Hourican was riding his bicycle in San Francisco's Sunset district like many people do each and every day. While he was riding he got into a minor situation with a car driver that escalated .into something more. Patrick suffered fatal injuries.   The members of the California Outdoor Rollerskating Association dedicated the 1995 Skate Against Violence Roadskate in the name of Patrick Hourican 

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