Beckley Police Department

Beckley Police Department

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teensofbeckley

Elizabeth, WV

#1 Jun 27, 2012
The police of beckley wv have been harassing many people the last few days, especially those of us whom hangout at the "Freedom" skatepark. A civil servant pulled a gun on three skateboarders in front of children at the park because his child was rammed into on accident. The cops then harassed and picked up one skateboarder by his shirt because he told the police the man had pulled a gun on him and his brother the cops only response was "this man has a permit" then lifted him up by the shirt and asked him if he was "going to do something" Of course the boy did nothing, hes not going to hit a cop. But lastime i checked nobody has the right to pull a gun on another without some kind of punishment. On June 26, 2012 a woman called the police on TEENAGERS cussing around her children at the skatepark. If you don't want your children to hear cussing take them to the park with the other children, not around the 15-20 year old teen skaters. The cops then showed up and searched a 17 yr old boy without permission lastime i checked your not supposed to search an underage child without the permission of his/her parents. They found nothing on the boy. On that same day not even an hour later there was another young man down at the skatepark who had a runaway warrant but the boy was only 15 yrs old, the cops used massive force to take him down, the boy was put in a headlock, tackled, and thrown onto the hard concrete by two cops. These cops were not small men. The boy was maybe 5'5 ins and 130lbs along with the fact he was on Rollerblades. The police are targeting the people who come down to the skate park. Another boy who also comes down there was pulled over by this same cop and had his car towed over an inspection sticker the boy was on his was to work. His family does not have the money to get the car out of the impound lot. They know this. Ive been pulled over for a dead sticker and ive received a ticket my car was never towed. People are starting to get sick of this unfair treatment. I see some rebelling coming in the very near future unless something changes, these beckley city cops have gotten dirty and are taking their so called "power" to a level unheard of. When things start happening blame the cops, not the kids.
wvu

Beaver, WV

#2 Jun 27, 2012
Don't you know skateboarding is a crime.
curious

United States

#3 Jun 27, 2012
Do you know the officers names?
Wondering

Sophia, WV

#4 Jun 27, 2012
is this the park across from king tut
this is funny

Nellis, WV

#5 Jun 27, 2012
I have to say this is funny! That's is the problem now-days, teens think they can do anything they want and get by with it. I say kick there asses along with the sorry ass parents that do nothing to these teens out of control. Stop it before they get started!
seriously

United States

#6 Jun 27, 2012
this is funny wrote:
I have to say this is funny! That's is the problem now-days, teens think they can do anything they want and get by with it. I say kick there asses along with the sorry ass parents that do nothing to these teens out of control. Stop it before they get started!
No, I dont think its funny for an adult to pull a gun out on a kid!! Not all teens are bad kids! What a stupid comment!!
parent

United States

#7 Jun 27, 2012
teensofbeckley wrote:
The police of beckley wv have been harassing many people the last few days, especially those of us whom hangout at the "Freedom" skatepark. A civil servant pulled a gun on three skateboarders in front of children at the park because his child was rammed into on accident. The cops then harassed and picked up one skateboarder by his shirt because he told the police the man had pulled a gun on him and his brother the cops only response was "this man has a permit" then lifted him up by the shirt and asked him if he was "going to do something" Of course the boy did nothing, hes not going to hit a cop. But lastime i checked nobody has the right to pull a gun on another without some kind of punishment. On June 26, 2012 a woman called the police on TEENAGERS cussing around her children at the skatepark. If you don't want your children to hear cussing take them to the park with the other children, not around the 15-20 year old teen skaters. The cops then showed up and searched a 17 yr old boy without permission lastime i checked your not supposed to search an underage child without the permission of his/her parents. They found nothing on the boy. On that same day not even an hour later there was another young man down at the skatepark who had a runaway warrant but the boy was only 15 yrs old, the cops used massive force to take him down, the boy was put in a headlock, tackled, and thrown onto the hard concrete by two cops. These cops were not small men. The boy was maybe 5'5 ins and 130lbs along with the fact he was on Rollerblades. The police are targeting the people who come down to the skate park. Another boy who also comes down there was pulled over by this same cop and had his car towed over an inspection sticker the boy was on his was to work. His family does not have the money to get the car out of the impound lot. They know this. Ive been pulled over for a dead sticker and ive received a ticket my car was never towed. People are starting to get sick of this unfair treatment. I see some rebelling coming in the very near future unless something changes, these beckley city cops have gotten dirty and are taking their so called "power" to a level unheard of. When things start happening blame the cops, not the kids.
I was there too. You forgot to mention the part where the teen tried to run from the cops on rollerblades and once tackled he got up to fight. I didn't see anything wrong with the way the cops handled it.
Teens of Beckley

Tarboro, NC

#8 Jun 27, 2012
Sorry ass parents? No excuse me but my parents are not sorry you my dear are sorry or posting such a stupid comment go on somewhere and it was lagirsky not sure how to spell it he's been down there every day playing good cop bad cop. The boy who was slammed has marks all over his body he's 15 yrs old and yea last time I checked skating was not a crime! The Beckley skatepark is not a place for small children to run around period half the parents don't even watch them sorry your kid is at risk of getting slammed but it happens it's no reason to pull a gun on two teens
Teens of Beckley

Tarboro, NC

#9 Jun 27, 2012
He didn't try to fight the cops are you seeing things I was right there beside it The cops did not handle it the right way!
Teens of Beckley

Tarboro, NC

#10 Jun 27, 2012
parent wrote:
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I was there too. You forgot to mention the part where the teen tried to run from the cops on rollerblades and once tackled he got up to fight. I didn't see anything wrong with the way the cops handled it.
he didn't try to fight the cops your stupid lol I was right there beside it! Your probably the idiot who called cops to begin with if you haves problem with cursing then don't bring your kids on the Beckley skatepark for godsakes
keith

Beckley, WV

#11 Jun 27, 2012
You're wrong! The problem is very clear! You have NO respect for anyone including yourself! Your comment shows that you are a very rude and disrespectful child! If there are others around besides you and your friends, you should have respect and watch your mouth! Remember the city owns the park not you or anyone else there! You have no respect for yourself, others around you, and you have no respect for the police! Very easy way to fix the childish problem, close the park! If you like the park then straighten up and act your age!
kickflip

Ardsley, NY

#12 Jun 27, 2012
Lol. Typical skater punk. Thinks the world is against them and is owed something. Skateboarding is not a crime. Pretty sure nobody has been arrested for skating. Ever. When you go to the park where families and kids are and use foul language and conduct yourself in a " skater punk " way - you can expect the police to show up.

BTW - the police can pat down anyone they speak with regardless of age.
parent

Ardsley, NY

#13 Jun 27, 2012
Teens of Beckley wrote:
<quoted text>he didn't try to fight the cops your stupid lol I was right there beside it! Your probably the idiot who called cops to begin with if you haves problem with cursing then don't bring your kids on the Beckley skatepark for godsakes
No sir. I was there the entire incident with my children. I watched as the police approached him calmly and talked to him. I also watched as he suddenly skated away very fast. It was all the officers could do to catch him. Once caught they all fell. I also watched as the juvenile tried to stand up and tried to get to his feet. He was finally caught and walked to a police car. He was not bruised bloody or beaten.
teensofbeckley

Elizabeth, WV

#14 Jun 27, 2012
keith wrote:
You're wrong! The problem is very clear! You have NO respect for anyone including yourself! Your comment shows that you are a very rude and disrespectful child! If there are others around besides you and your friends, you should have respect and watch your mouth! Remember the city owns the park not you or anyone else there! You have no respect for yourself, others around you, and you have no respect for the police! Very easy way to fix the childish problem, close the park! If you like the park then straighten up and act your age!
we are acting our age, calling the police over cursing has to be the dumbest thing ive ever witnessed in my life! if your going to call the police over someone using foul language then stay in your house and be the hermit you are. i do have respect for the police my mother is dating an officer from beckley and even he said the cops ruffed that kid up to much.
teensofbeckley

Elizabeth, WV

#15 Jun 27, 2012
parent wrote:
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No sir. I was there the entire incident with my children. I watched as the police approached him calmly and talked to him. I also watched as he suddenly skated away very fast. It was all the officers could do to catch him. Once caught they all fell. I also watched as the juvenile tried to stand up and tried to get to his feet. He was finally caught and walked to a police car. He was not bruised bloody or beaten.
like i stated before, your seeing things. his face did have marks on it i seen him today with my own eyes! your going to stand up and say things like this over a computer i dare you to say what your saying to this boys face and tell him he was not ruffed up. i dont think you would. he was on rollarblades slipping around he was not going to get away! they had no reason to throw him down the way they did. the real issue here is the fact that a gun was pulled on two teenagers over an accident. && the police did nothing about it. thats the real issue here not the boy being ruffed up.
teensofbeckley

Elizabeth, WV

#16 Jun 27, 2012
kickflip wrote:
Lol. Typical skater punk. Thinks the world is against them and is owed something. Skateboarding is not a crime. Pretty sure nobody has been arrested for skating. Ever. When you go to the park where families and kids are and use foul language and conduct yourself in a " skater punk " way - you can expect the police to show up.
BTW - the police can pat down anyone they speak with regardless of age.
oh yea everyone owes us something, i dont think the world owes me anything neither does my boyfriend or any of the other people down there. We are there to skate and enjoy our time not be harassed by the police.
lol

Elizabeth, WV

#17 Jun 27, 2012
the skatepark was built to keep the skaters out of peoples hair so they would quit skating uptown and destorying it thats why the name is freedom skatepark the skatepark was built for the skaters not for little kids the park above it was build for the little kids the kids get in the way of people skating its a danger for the kids and the skaters kids have gotten hurt before on accident when your skating and a kid runs out in front of you sometimes its impossible to stop the park is not a playground its somewhere to skateboard bike or boot not somewhere for a kid to run around thats up on the hill not to mention half of the parents dont even watch their children to begin with
dumb

Elizabeth, WV

#18 Jun 27, 2012
yall are stupid come to the park and run them suckers you nothing but scared to say anything in person thats why you hide behind a computer with some fake names
kickflip

Beckley, WV

#19 Jun 27, 2012
lol wrote:
the skatepark was built to keep the skaters out of peoples hair so they would quit skating uptown and destorying it thats why the name is freedom skatepark the skatepark was built for the skaters not for little kids the park above it was build for the little kids the kids get in the way of people skating its a danger for the kids and the skaters kids have gotten hurt before on accident when your skating and a kid runs out in front of you sometimes its impossible to stop the park is not a playground its somewhere to skateboard bike or boot not somewhere for a kid to run around thats up on the hill not to mention half of the parents dont even watch their children to begin with
I'm fairly certain the park was named in memory of 9/11. Not so skaters could have freedom. Lol.
Ignorance is obvious

Beckley, WV

#20 Jun 27, 2012
"teensofbeckley": The skate park was named after the events of 911, specifically because of Flight 93 that crashed in PA. One of the passengers was preparing to fight the hijackers and said,"Let's Roll". Get it? It has nothing to do with what you see as your "freedom". My tax dollars helped pay for that park, and you skaters act like a bunch of morons. There is no excuse for such language and behavior in a polite society. Oh, I forgot, you folks shun society.

Also, don't act like you speak for all the teens in Beckley. If my son presented himself in public the way some of you do, I'd beat his ass and then I'd make him clean up and get a job. If you don't like how the police are treating you, there's a simple solution: Stop acting like thugs!

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