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’s happen to us there recently, negatively by the cops. (I think we all got that covered)
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 “hey you guys are getting kicked out? ” 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!
I personally think two issues are huge involving the whole thing with love
We have two major good issues on our side.
The cop shit, I don’t need to go any further everyone can cover a page as mentioned on that. When I heard the officer said he wanted to just keep going with the tazer and kill someone I figured id try to write this shit, I like life What Sdot said above is sooo true a cop can shoot you by accident. Or get you run over! I am not trying to die while Im getting my backlip on! , or have to call out of work cause I got arrested doing something we all do cause its positive and were all pretty good at it.
With all those straight willing homeless people along jfk blvd. ?!? WTF (that shit makes my heart and brain hurt at the same time when I see it) As I recall all our favorite lines from the past usually showed that area being pretty mellow and lookin all nice when the lens went by someone doing an ill trick on one of those ledges. That area in particular is a fucking eyesore now, and our govt. , major transport hub, city attractions, etc are housed right next door to it !
I seriously see the worst shit in the entire city when I cruise through that side of the park. You guys all know. As I try to think of specific instances, uhm , oh wait, that murder, oh that was last year, oh she was homeless, see how that got forgotten about pretty quick , right?. And the drugs, and overall horrible shit going on right there for everyone’s first glance at our downtown is not a good impression for all those tourist coming through.
I personally think if the right people heard these arguments it’s a no brainer.
My homie Feldlt recently said to me jokingly while looking at an ariel photo of Love “whatchu think this place was meant for, us skating or a ufo landing”
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