Cop Pulls Gun on Skateboarder at LOVE?

This is ridiculous:

A Philadelphia Police Officer Pulled a gun on a kid for run­ning from LOVE park while skate­board­ing. We need the press to address this ASAP!

If you know more about this inci­dent, please post in the comments.

Click next to see what they are doing when the do catch you skat­ing at LOVE.

If you get caught skat­ing at LOVE

..and were lucky enough to not be shot, the cops will con­fis­cate your nuts on your trucks. No wheels, no skate­board­ing. Thanks to @Justahfari for the pic­ture.

48 thoughts on “Cop Pulls Gun on Skateboarder at LOVE?

  1. So, what really hap­pened? Why is a twit post proof of this? Is the kid who this hap­pened to going to press charges or file a com­plaint? The cops are tak­ing the nuts off the axels of peo­ples boards? Like that’s a hard prob­lem to fix… This whole post looks a lit­tle crazy.

  2. i got there right after. Cops even left and no one even wanted to go back in and skate cause of what hap­pend. It really did hap­pen i jsut didnt see it with my own 3 eyes

  3. Tell that youn­gin to get inter­viewed by me so i can send that shizz in to fox 29! lets do a under­cover report lol! shizz is crazy out here! exactly why you won’t catch me at love ! so who’s claim­ing to have a gat pulled on them? _​FC

  4. a tazer gun is still a gun. but who knos these days Owens hates skaters.. and y does the other dude wear a bul­let proof vest when hes on skate­board duty????? No gun should ever be pulled unless they feel there lives are in danger.

  5. Tell that youn­gin to get inter­viewed by me so i can send that shizz in to fox 29! lets do a under­cover report lol! shizz is crazy out here! exactly why you won’t catch me at love ! so who’s claim­ing to have a gat pulled on them? _​FC

  6. yeah that was me and my friend zack who got the gun pulled on us…shit is get­ting way to out of hand, we need to do something

  7. heres the story.…Owens comes into love through the bushes every­one takes off, me along with a bunch of oth­ers run towards the 11 set in the back, another cop pops out from around the cor­ner so every­one starts to scat­ter, next thing I know the cop pulls out his gun (or tazer gun) points it towards us and says get the fuck on the ground, so me my friend zack and some kid from NJ are the only peo­ple to get caught.…cops take down are infor­ma­tion and of course Owens is a com­plete dick like he always is.…he pulls out a wrench takes off the nuts from our trucks, and goes now you wont be skat­ing any­more today.…at least we didnt get tick­ets, and replac­ing bolts is no problem…but pulling a gun on skate­board­ers WHAT THE FUCK…this is get­ting out of hand, peo­ple are even get­ting chased out of the clothes­pin, cen­ter city is becom­ing a com­plete bust

  8. Tell that youn­gin to get inter­viewed by me so i can send that shizz in to fox 29! lets do a under­cover report lol! shizz is crazy out here! exactly why you won’t catch me at love ! so who’s claim­ing to have a gat pulled on them? _​FC

  9. Tell that youn­gin to get inter­viewed by me so i can send that shizz in to fox 29! lets do a under­cover report lol! shizz is crazy out here! exactly why you won’t catch me at love ! so who’s claim­ing to have a gat pulled on them? _​FC

  10. Tell that youn­gin to get inter­viewed by me so i can send that shizz in to fox 29! lets do a under­cover report lol! shizz is crazy out here! exactly why you won’t catch me at love ! so who’s claim­ing to have a gat pulled on them? _​AW

  11. News flash peo­ple: Cops have been pulling guns on kids at Love for years. I don’t con­done it, but it’s noth­ing new. Sorry it hap­pened, but that’s Philly for you…

  12. Tell that youn­gin to get inter­viewed by me so i can send that checo in to fox 29! lets do a under­cover report lol! checo is crazy out here! exactly why you won’t catch me at love ! so who’s claim­ing to have a gat pulled on them? _​sz

  13. i retweeted this dur­ing @refreshphilly the other night and when i woke up in the morn­ing the philly PD police advi­sory com­mit­tee replyed to my tweet to make a for­mal com­plaint: http://​twit​ter​.com/​P​o​l​i​c​e​A​d​v​i​s​o​r​y​/​s​t​a​t​u​s​/​1​6​8​6​1​8​4​171 the press are not going to care unless a for­mal com­plaint is issued espe­cially with­out pho­tos or video of the inci­dent. the TLA thing got press due to the video going banoo­dles on twit­ter and youtube.

  14. As the skate­board­ing com­mu­nity we NEED to address these issues before some­thing hor­ri­ble hap­pens. I hate to break it to you, but inno­cent peo­ple get shot, beaten, and unlaw­fully con­victed every­day by Police offi­cers like Officer Owen. We can all stand around today and say “there is noth­ing we can do” or we can wait until one of our friends end up “acci­den­tally” shot and killed, and we are left say­ing “we should have done some­thing” The sec­ond a firearm is drawn it’s a whole new ball­game kids. The pub­lic has no idea what goes on at LOVE park. Anyone and every­one who wit­nessed this should take 5 mins out of your day and call Internal Affairs 215 – 686-​​3991 or Internal Affairs 215 – 685-​​5010

  15. “cen­ter city is becom­ing a com­plete bust”. Should say “cen­ter city has been a com­plete bust for years”

  16. dear dfi­ant.… if that is ur real name. cen­ter city has been a com­plete bust yes.. but in the past year it has only been a reg­u­lar bust.. or somthin. Someone fixed the city hall benches and it lasted all win­ter untill they knocked out the stuff.. There have been week­ends where no one cop would come to love.. whole week­ends i swear its hap­pend twice. Sometimes cops came 2 – 5 times but still hrs of skat­ing went down between. NOW.. they got that cop car there either from 9 – 4 or 4 – 10. so some­times u can skate after 4 or before 4. any­way.. its harder to skate now. Owens hates skaters. He might not even ticket u, soon he might jsut beat the shit out of you.who knows. idk where im goin with this.. dont give up skat­ing down­town like in 2003ish. address the press and fuck the rest in pce lil fat tues­day. Shout out to my nigga Kenny.

  17. in the sum­mer i was wait­ing for the bus to go home and i wit­nessed the cra­zi­est thing ever owens and another cop cut this kid off into the park­way with on com­ing traf­fic. he was cruisin around on a long­board and nearly got his head smashed by a car lit­er­aly 1 foot away from his head! these cops had him down and were yelling and curs­ing to his face! he didnt even get any tick­ets! these cops are nuts, they are robo cops, deter­mined to get kids for skat­ing any­thing anywhere!a gun is a gun, if a cop pulls any type of gun on you can u really tell its a fake or real gun! a gun is a gun! i feel bad for ben! fuck em all!

  18. EXACTLY! tazer or not. its a gun. some­one needs to film all this shit. Someone should just post up and film all the cop inva­sions at love park for a weeek­end. Guaranteed to get legit footage of exactly what RIP^ is talkin about. Owens knows we hate him, and we know he hates us… Cops should be fight­ing crime. they are sup­posed to be the good guys.. not bad. What if u get jumped at love park while ur skat­ing? can u call the cops? Cops might just say u wernt sup­posed to be there any­way. They act like its so per­sonal and not just a job any­more. These cops sold their souls… the end –Pencil

  19. What Owens did is a felony, and accord­ing to our legal sys­tem, he should be tried, con­victed, and sen­tenced to prison. He’d make quite the cell bitch, too.

  20. all it takes to solve this is orga­ni­za­tion, media help and know­ing the right people(which we do, one of us knows rendell’s new appointee for the fair­mount park head com­mis­sioner, they run love!) so the key ques­tion is how do we all meet up and have a meet­ing of the minds, shop own­ers you could all be help­ful with this part. maybe? i’m really not sure exactly. filmers and pho­togs search them archives and find these inci­dents, we don’t need to spend a week­end film­ing it, cause we already have the evi­dence and the first hand tales to tell. the prob­lem is that no one knows. we need to hit the media hard with this one. BUT in the right way, not sound­ing like a bunch of scrubs that just want the park back 247.

  21. i would have no prob­lem if i couldn’t go there till after 3pm or some­thing. i would be fine if a ranger was in there while we skate to make sure peo­ple weren’t tag­ging , drink­ing or smokin weed in there. i live close, i’ll smoke that shit at home and get hype before going down there. the point is that they’ve heard every­thing we said before about this for the past many fuckin years and i didn’t work, so maybe its time to try a new more civ­i­lized way to get this place back, im open to sug­ges­tions. don’t just make some smart ass com­ments after this shit, that shit bet­ter be con­struc­tive and mean some­thing! holler if you really want to try and change the shit going on down there, because those of us that are there on the daily are already get­ting together to work on this .

  22. i would have no prob­lem if i couldn’t go there till after 3pm or some­thing. i would be fine if a ranger was in there while we skate to make sure peo­ple weren’t tag­ging , drink­ing or smokin weed in there. i live close, i’ll smoke that shit at home and get hype before going down there. the point is that they’ve heard every­thing we said before about this for the past many fuckin years and i didn’t work, so maybe its time to try a new more civ­i­lized way to get this place back, im open to sug­ges­tions. don’t just make some smart ass com­ments after this shit, that shit bet­ter be con­struc­tive and mean some­thing! holler if you really want to try and change the shit going on down there, because those of us that are there on the daily are already get­ting together to work on this .

  23. i would have no prob­lem if i couldn’t go there till after 3pm or some­thing. i would be fine if a ranger was in there while we skate to make sure peo­ple weren’t tag­ging , drink­ing or smokin weed in there. i live close, i’ll smoke that shit at home and get hype before going down there. the point is that they’ve heard every­thing we said before about this for the past many fuckin years and i didn’t work, so maybe its time to try a new more civ­i­lized way to get this place back, im open to sug­ges­tions. don’t just make some smart ass com­ments after this shit, that shit bet­ter be con­struc­tive and mean some­thing! holler if you really want to try and change the shit going on down there, because those of us that are there on the daily are already get­ting together to work on this .

  24. im typ­ing some shit into word , il paste and post it , in a minute here. i think it might get us head­ing in a good direc­tion, glad its raining

  25. im typ­ing some shit into word , il paste and post it , in a minute here. i think it might get us head­ing in a good direc­tion, glad its raining

  26. im typ­ing some shit into word , il paste and post it , in a minute here. i think it might get us head­ing in a good direc­tion, glad its raining

  27. im typ­ing some shit into word , il paste and post it , in a minute here. i think it might get us head­ing in a good direc­tion, glad its raining

  28. Just a reminder Ki is right. None of this is new, ask Stevie, Ricky, Vern, and so on. The cops have been weird in Philly for­ever. The only thing that is new is that your all skat­ing LOVE again. If you make a huge deal you might bring bad atten­tion to LOVE for skat­ing, just like Mayor Street did. Sure, they may slap the hand of the offi­cer that flashed his tazer, but then they might put a full time cop back at LOVE. Just sayin’…

  29. were deal­ing with gen­er­a­tions of inbreds and cheeses­teak eat­ing demon peo­ple, theyre not gonna lis­ten to any­thing. you ever try talk­ing to those swine fucks? theyre morons in every sense of the word. noth­ings ever gonna get done because theyre stub­born and for every 1 tax pay­ing grown ass skate­boarder, there are 20 more lit­tle shit­heads pop­ping up in from the sub­ur­ban sta­tion to fuck things up again. the only way any­things gonna change is if peo­ple start doing the cops jobs for them. or fuck it well just get on some al queda shit.

  30. im typ­ing some shit into word , il paste and post it , in a minute here. i think it might get us head­ing in a good direc­tion, glad its raining

  31. im typ­ing some shit into word , il paste and post it , in a minute here. i think it might get us head­ing in a good direc­tion, glad its raining

  32. First off I think rob get­ting inter­viewed on this helps us a bunch http://​www​.34st​.com/ No sar­casm there either, upenn is very impor­tant in Philadelphia Im actu­ally mak­ing a list of heads that I skate there with (that are stand­ing cit­i­zens, tax pay­ing, col­lege attend­ing /​ grad­u­ated, job & career hav­ing, lit­tle kid men­tor­ing while we hap­pen to be shred­ding there, NO CRIME COMMITTING while we hap­pen to be shred­ding there dudes. And I think we should all just man up and bang out a typed page or two, three, etc. about some­thing that‚Äö√Ñ√¥s hap­pen to us there recently, neg­a­tively by the cops. (I think we all got that covered)

  33. And how usu­ally most of the peo­ple who are there (non skate­board­ers) think skat­ing there is cool, shit peo­ple from all over the world for the most part are usu­ally like ‚Äö√Ñ√∫hey you guys are get­ting kicked out? ‚Äö√Ñ√∫ as were run­ning into the park­way! And we should get that shit together, quickly mind you and con­tact all our media out­lets, a sim­ple list needs to get made of who knows who in what media (ie; news­pa­pers, TV sta­tions, mags, actual city offices!, etc). And we should get it to them in a seri­ously orga­nized form quickly! They can park a cop at love for the sum­mer. But the arti­cle that came out recently about the parks com­mis­sioner, says that he is going to take some time (at least the summer/​fall) and fig­ure out what to ulti­mately do with love. That means their not going to straight demo that bitch! But the quicker and more orga­nized the media knows about all the shady shit going on the better!

  34. I per­son­ally think if the right peo­ple heard these argu­ments it‚Äö√Ñ√¥s a no brainer. My homie Feldlt recently said to me jok­ingly while look­ing at an ariel photo of Love ‚Äö√Ñ√∫whatchu think this place was meant for, us skat­ing or a ufo landing‚Äö√Ñ√π Well? WTF, the guy who designed the place (r.i.p. Bacon) was so psy­ched to see kids skat­ing his park. Right? That place is just ooz­ing to much good­ness skate­wise amidst all the bull shit going on that we gotta give it a shot. Right? Who is with me

  35. Im with you. i do not live in philadelphia..yet. trans­fer­ring to tem­ple in the fall so i will be then. Im down for a page paper or more.

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