Just cause this on Instapundit:
REASON TV: LA’s New Crack Epidemic: Sidewalks. Have you noticed that the more time and energy cities put into things like banning big sodas or plastic grocery bags, the worse jobs they do at things that used to be considered basic functions of government?
They should have interviewed me. In late November when it dark, walking from my gym to my car, parked on an adjacent side street — in the City of Los Angeles, I didn’t see a spot where a tree roots had pushed one square of the sidewalk up so that it was no longer level with the square next to it.
I tripped on the higher square and fell. For a few days afterward, whenever I turned in a certain way, I felt a severe pain on the side where I had fallen. The pain eased up after a week.
A friendly guy from the gym who had seen me fall — and rushed over to assist me — said he had seen such uneven sidewalks all over the city.
Should I have sued the city had I broken a rib?