STAY WITH WBZ AS THE KAVANAUGH INVESTIGATION UNFOLDS. WE WILL HAVE MUCH MORE TONIGHT ON THE CBS EVENING NEWS WITH JEFF GLOR. POLICE ARRESTED TWO SKATEBOARDERS ACCUSED OF TRESPASSING AT A SKATE PARK. THE PAIR CLAIMS THEY THOUGHT THE PARK WAS OPEN LATER BECAUSE NEW LIGHTS HAD JUST BEEN INSTALLED. WBZ’S ANARIDIS RODRIGUEZ IS LIVE WITH MORE ON THE STORY. Reporter: WE ARE AT LYNCH SKATE PARK RIGHT UNDER THIS BRIDGE. THIS PARK OPENED THREE YEARS AGO BUT THE LIGHTS YOU SEE BEHIND ME WERE INSTALLED LAST MONTH AND WENT ONLINE LAST WEEK. MANY OF THE SKATERS SAID THEY WERE TOLD THAT THE PARK IS OFF LIMITS WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OFF AT 9 PM. DEREK WAS JUST ASKING QUESTIONS. WHY CAN’T WE SKATE HERE? THE PARK IS LIT UP. Reporter: DEREK HAMLIN IS THE MAN SEEN IN THIS VIDEO BEING SHOVED TO THE GROUND BY A STRAIGHT TUBE OR. STATE POLICE SAY HE WAS ONE OF TWO PEOPLE ARRESTED ON TRESPASSING CHARGES. LEASE SAY THE PAIR REFUSED TO LEAVE THE PARK LAST NIGHT AFTER A REPEATED REQUEST TO DO SO. IT LOOKS PRETTY BRUTAL. THE OFFICERS TOLD HIM TO LEAVE INSTEAD OF JUST ARRESTING A MAN. THEY ARE OTHER WAYS OF DEALING WITH PEOPLE. Reporter: THE PARK OPENED THREE YEARS AGO THIS NOVEMBER AND IT HAS BECOME A DESTINATION FOR THE SKATE COMMUNITY. I FIGURED I WOULD TRY TO GET OUT HERE EARLY AND SKATE SOME BEFORE THE RAIN. FROM DAY ONE, EVERYONE WAS ASKING FOR LIGHTS. EVERYTHING GETS DARK AT 4:30 PM IN THE WINTERTIME. WHEN THE LIGHTS WERE PUT IN LAST WEEK, EVERYONE WAS CELEBRATING. Reporter: STATE POLICE SAY THE PARK IS A DCR PROPERTY AND PER DCR RULES, THE SKATE PARK CLOSES AT DESK. IN A TWEET BACK IN AUGUST, THE CHARLES RIVER CONSERVANCY ANNOUNCED THE INSTALLMENT OF THE LIGHTS, INVITING SKATERS TO SKATE AFTER DARK IN THE FALL. ANY SKATERS WE SPOKE TO SAY THE SIGN WASN’T THERE LAST NIGHT. THIS INSTAGRAM VIDEO SHOWS IT BEING INSTALLED THIS MORNING. THE LIGHTS WERE INSTALLED ABOUT A MONTH AGO AND TURNED ON LAST WEEK. IT IS MIXED MESSAGES. THEY PUT LIGHTS IN TO NOT BE ABLE TO SKATE? IT IS VERY CONFUSING. Reporter: HERE IS THAT SIGN. STATE POLICE SAY THE SIGN WAS HERE LAST NIGHT BUT DISAPPEARED OVERNIGHT. DCR SAYS THEY ARE IN THE PROCESS OF UPDATING THE SIGNS TO REFLECT THAT THE PARK WILL BE OPEN UNTIL THE LIGHTS SHUT OFF AT 9 PM. THE MEN IN THE VIDEO SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES FROM THIS

Skateboarders Arrested After Confusion Over New Lights At Boston Skate Park
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100 thoughts on “Skateboarders Arrested After Confusion Over New Lights At Boston Skate Park

  • March 19, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    God, now i get why cops have such a bad reputation in america, wtf, he bodyslamed and arrested the poor guy for skating??? This is just insane, in Portugal the cop would be fired if he acted like that lmao

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  • March 19, 2019 at 3:53 am
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    Can we talk about the fact that if he was black it would become a race thing 😂😂

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  • March 19, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    Bullshit. Pigs think they're all badass throwing around a man who gave his body up for fear of a resisting charge. Ridiculous. You ain't shit, Popo.

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  • March 19, 2019 at 5:31 am
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    I mean what's the point to close a skate park
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    Nothing to maintain or steal, it's all concrete and steel ….

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  • March 19, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    American police always seems unnecessarily harsh

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  • March 19, 2019 at 9:31 am
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    Why skaters can't skate on 3 AM?

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  • March 19, 2019 at 10:59 am
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    Fucking scumbag cop hope u get fucked in the ass in hell for eternity

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  • March 19, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Cops are just thirsty for groups of people to harass, skaters have always been a favorite target, this is why nobody cries when a cop dies.

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  • March 19, 2019 at 12:08 pm
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    At least Denmark doesn't have police that is abusing power.

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  • March 19, 2019 at 12:18 pm
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    Wait, he's not black?

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  • March 19, 2019 at 12:44 pm
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    So many other illegal things going on in the city….
    yet let’s arrest someone at a skatepark that skating…. btw I’ll keep the lights on so you can skate. Wait…I’ll keep the lights on so you can see where you can skate but don’t skate here….just look

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  • March 19, 2019 at 1:17 pm
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    Land of free…

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  • March 19, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    let the kids go and fuck off boston…

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  • March 19, 2019 at 2:15 pm
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    Lmao black dude at 1:00 looks like a chameleon 😂😂😂😂

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  • March 19, 2019 at 2:24 pm
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    just fire the dude

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  • March 19, 2019 at 2:36 pm
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    !Skateboarding Is Not A Crime! -yall know what I'm referring too 😏

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  • March 19, 2019 at 3:05 pm
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    Well, I for one will sleep better knowing we are being kept safe from people skating at night. Seems well worth tax payer money to pay for enforcement and court costs. WTF?

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  • March 19, 2019 at 3:19 pm
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    The guy at 1:00 could see both sides of the story

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  • March 19, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    Bullshit. Obey lawful commands from law enforcement, and you'll have no problems.

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  • March 19, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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    What kind of bullshit rule is that? Closes at "Dark"?? What If it's a cloudy day and it's dark at 8AM? Canada at least has some clear rules. The parks close at an actual specified hour, not at an arbitrary shade of light. It's an awesome way for cops to extrort money from people though. Good job Boston politicians and cops. You guys are real heroes.

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  • March 19, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    UK:it's 1am wan't to go to the skate park… sure sounds good
    USA:you can't skate past 9pm please fill out form 125A subsection 52B and wait 3 months for confirmation did you think you could turn up to a Skate Park and SKATE???? FOOLS!!!! ARREST THEM

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  • March 19, 2019 at 3:57 pm
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    I love bored cop laws. Why hunt pedophiles, drug operations, murderers, terrorists, and drunk drivers when you can arrest dudes trying the skate past 4pm?

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  • March 19, 2019 at 3:57 pm
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    I don’t get why you can’t skate late a night, wtf is wrong with that?

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  • March 19, 2019 at 5:27 pm
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    Why is this dumb shit in my recommended?

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  • March 19, 2019 at 5:45 pm
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    Gohan, let it go. It is not a sin to fight for the right cause.

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  • March 19, 2019 at 6:07 pm
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    And cops wonder why…..

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  • March 19, 2019 at 7:05 pm
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    Cops are twats…

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  • March 19, 2019 at 9:16 pm
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    Fuck those pigs.

    Take a brick to their bald asses

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  • March 19, 2019 at 10:44 pm
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    You know if they left when the cops asked…they would of been fine

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  • March 20, 2019 at 12:27 am
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    Hope the braindead cops got disciplined

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  • March 20, 2019 at 12:27 am
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    why do they give a shit if people skate after dark anyways????

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  • March 20, 2019 at 2:29 am
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    "Police says they refused to leave…. after repeated request to do so" Whoa almost got me there for like 10 seconds. Then I realise police lies most of the time.

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  • March 20, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    The punk was being a punk and he got punked. Being a punk has got nothing to do with skateboarding but has everything to do with punkishness. He was handled in the manner that punks should be handled.

    Personally, I would have given him a special dose of attitude correction when away from the camera's eye.

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  • March 20, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    People don't understand that if you resist arrest, you're going to the floor! If you're in the right then let the court sort it out.

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  • March 20, 2019 at 3:34 am
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    Boston's finest doing the really important work and wondering why some people don't like police.

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  • March 20, 2019 at 4:24 am
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    Sue the fuck out those dirty lying pigs. Installing a sign to cover up a crime. Using tax payers money to try and cover their dirty deeds. Disgusting.

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  • March 20, 2019 at 4:24 am
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    Yeah why install lights if your not gonna allow them to skate after dark…..seems kinda redundant lol

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  • March 20, 2019 at 9:03 am
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    American cops. If only they were anywhere as professional and educated as they are here

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  • March 20, 2019 at 10:28 am
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    MURICA!!!! greatest country on earth!!

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  • March 20, 2019 at 11:18 am
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    just a cop letting his "authority" go to his head, and the presents of the news crew probable just made his decision making worse.

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  • March 20, 2019 at 12:22 pm
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    Can we see the first 15 minutes where the Cop repeatedly asked the guy to leave? My money is on "out of context" over "asshole cop".

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  • March 20, 2019 at 12:42 pm
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    Any updates?

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  • March 20, 2019 at 1:01 pm
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    I don't even skate but I think that's b***** how you just manhandle somebody that just wants to f**** skate and have fun they not hurting nobody ain't doing no drugs they not shooting nobody so what the f*** bro

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  • March 20, 2019 at 1:27 pm
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    1:01 nigga gotta turn his head to the side to look forward 😂

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  • March 20, 2019 at 1:53 pm
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    Why did he have to Body him?

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  • March 20, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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    Another cop being a dick. What a piggie dick

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  • March 20, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    This is was a good scene from CBS finest 😒🖕😝

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  • March 20, 2019 at 2:35 pm
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    Look at that douche bag cop. He looks like a fucking bully. I fucking hate cops who abuse citizens, they make every cop look bad, and their are lots of good cops who just want to serve and protect. They need to do better mental tasting on potential officers, avoid giving guns to pricks with God complex.

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  • March 20, 2019 at 3:07 pm
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    Its our own fault we have to deal with them.we allow the lie to continue that they are the ones with power.with the world falling apart are we reallu gonna keep letting these beady eyes control freaks grab us and do as they want . its our responsibility to stop them not theirs or politicians

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  • March 20, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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    Reasonable and appropriate force used there by slamming the guy into the ground even though he did nothing….

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  • March 20, 2019 at 5:12 pm
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    Load up of grass fire skateboarding gang members 290

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  • March 20, 2019 at 6:04 pm
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    Such stupid bullshit, why can't the lights be on a paid timer after 6 or 7pm, and the park open all night? It is an arbitrary law to close the park at 9pm, The people should have been told firmly to leave or they would be arrested. If that is what the officer did, and they refused to leave then the arrest was justified. The rule to close the park at 9pm is stupid. Law abiding skaters are not going tk be causing problems if they are busy skating.

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  • March 20, 2019 at 7:23 pm
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    At the hospital being treated for minor injuries from that slam? It was more like a fall. Seriously dude? Lol. Also if they were warned multiple times I'm not sure why they wouldn't listen the first time.

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  • March 20, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    Why didn't the reporter ask about the tactics used by police to enforce the law? I think a reasonable person would understand the officer getting confused about the lights as well …so he needed to tackle somebody? I think a very important part of this story was simply ignored.

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  • March 20, 2019 at 11:26 pm
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    1989= say no to drugs go out and skate. 2018+ = say no to going out and having fun say yes to drugs.

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  • March 21, 2019 at 3:22 am
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    this is why america sucks and should be wiped out

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  • March 21, 2019 at 4:40 am
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    Dude, hold my sk8 key.

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:42 am
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    America is fucking mental

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  • March 21, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    I literally camped there ft three nights strait in an RV and got no shit

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  • March 21, 2019 at 3:07 pm
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    Damn, couldn't the officer show some leniency?

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  • March 21, 2019 at 3:13 pm
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    Updated opinion: this no longer appears to be a sick place to skate

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  • March 22, 2019 at 8:38 am
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    God forbid anybody should be able to do anything without the governments say so! They just send there lapdogs to do the dirty work. Stay home after dark kids and don’t do drugs!

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  • March 22, 2019 at 1:12 pm
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    Imagine the press if he was black

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  • March 22, 2019 at 1:19 pm
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    "iT LoOkS pReTtY BrUtAl" 🤪

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  • March 23, 2019 at 12:48 am
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    My dude is looking at the camera and the interviewer at the same time

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  • March 24, 2019 at 8:49 am
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    Yeah people should leave because after 9PM it is dangerous , you know how those hidden closed spaces are riddled with dangerous people like cops who come and rough you up.

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  • March 25, 2019 at 3:35 pm
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    skating is for kids not grown adults, losers

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  • March 26, 2019 at 3:42 am
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    This comment section proves skateboarders are lying, arrogant, disruptive, punks. Cops put up with plenty of verbal abuse & repeated refusal of scummy punks to leave & then resisting arrest.

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  • March 30, 2019 at 1:37 pm
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    CBS BOSTON – LYING FAKE NEWS ! No, he wasn't arrested because of "confusion". The insubordinate, confronting, insolent, arrogant, phony victim, 27 yr. old skater did not just land here from another planet. He was TOLD REPEATEDLY THE PARK WAS CLOSED & REPEATEDLY TO LEAVE. There is nothong left to do with someone who is brain dead & can't use their ears.

    CBS BOSTON – typical COP HATING leftist fake news !!!

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  • March 31, 2019 at 9:21 pm
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    This is so bullshit cause i go here all the time

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  • April 2, 2019 at 9:33 pm
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    GOOD YOU ROTTEN LITTLE CUNTS……SHOOT EM FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER !!

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  • April 5, 2019 at 2:08 pm
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    With the way the world is today, cops can't be too careful. Those skateboarders could have been terrorists. Cops gotta get home at the end of their shift. 911 changed everything….

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  • April 10, 2019 at 9:15 pm
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    The officers 👮🏻 should have talked to him about the light situation before arresting him also I don't think people should be arrested for non violent offenses

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  • April 12, 2019 at 6:30 am
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    Let us blame the people in charge of the skatepark.

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  • April 14, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    more and more divide between good active people and low life law enforcement gang members. did not need to be arrested.

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  • April 18, 2019 at 4:30 pm
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    The police are fucking dumb as fuck..

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  • April 23, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    derek goes to jai
    Inmate: what are you in here for?
    Derek: Skating at a SKATEpark
    😒😒😒

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  • April 25, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    Whatever the situation was, the skater resisted arrest like an absolute moron. All of the skaters acted surprised when the officers had to use force, but the officer gave the skater plenty of warning beforehand.

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  • April 27, 2019 at 4:44 pm
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    The crime of the year. So glad you have such great cops💩

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  • April 27, 2019 at 10:05 pm
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    Yet another example of a useless cop

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  • May 1, 2019 at 1:01 am
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    99% sure this is how the story really goes. Cop: Parks closed guys cant skate here after dark. Skaters: But why? There are lights Cop: No clue, I don't decide when it should be open, but it's closed so you gotta leave…. Skaters: but thats stupid, I don't have to leave…you can't….I'm just…15 to 20 minutes of insane arguing later Cop: LOOK! I don't set the schedule for when park is open, but if you guys don't leave I'll be forced to arrest you for trespassing, which is a bunch of paperwork I don't want to do for a $30 fine. However, I can only say its closed and ask you to leave so many times… Skaters: But it's so stupid, let me repeat for the 60th time in great detail why it's stupid and I don't have to leave…. Cop: For fucks sake, now I'm going to have to do paperwork half the night…You are under arrest for trespassing….. Skaters: WHAT?!? THIS IS BULLSHIT?!? FUCKING NAZIS!!

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  • May 3, 2019 at 6:23 pm
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    State Police excessive force and unnecessary . Sue the officer loose pay for 6 months . Sign was posted last minute. Police will find excuse to charge person so you can drop charges. Sue the #SOB and the principal is we have rights. I don't skateboard and I support police but not this behavior. Any negative response or thumbs down are people who are friends and family of police officers. Put yourself in someone else's shoes then see your answers change !! 😔

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  • May 5, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    I'll probably be wasting time on group immature, angry, easily manipulated losers, but I'll try telling you the reality of what occured. This useless prpaganda, highly edited, fake news is probably the worst garbage produced by any "news" program about this incident Here's reality left out:
    1. Cop is called because park personnel can't get it emptied. Everyones been told it closing.
    2. Video alresdy shown on youtube of 27 yr. old man/child skater complaining to cop who had been again telling everyone out while last stragglers go to exit.
    3. Video of man/child, not going to exit, being complaining & comtentious with cop. I'm not going to search for video, if still available. Man/child said following things to cop, that I can remember:
    – complained about time of closing
    – said he paid ( or helped pay) for lighting
    – complained that he had to come there after work
    – asked cop where he"s supposed to go
    There was no actual question the cop could answer. How about man/child calling park next day for hrs open?
    4. Even when fake news. edited video is shown, you can see entire skate park is empty but for man/child. All other numerous skaters, in the dozens, have left or are hanging near exit, watching or videoing man/child.
    5. Fake news cut out exact seconds before cop had told man/child he's under arrest & spins him around to handcuff. Even other fake news showed cop & man/child practically nose to nose after his long refusal to leave. Cop emphatically doing all talking for last time telling to cooperate & pointing at exit multiple times. Man/child takes about a step back, stares at cop & doesn't budge.
    6. Man/child refuses to be hancuffed, resists arrest, despite being told several times to stop resisting. Cop can"t get cuffs on struggling man/child in prolonged attempt, man/child breaks left arm free & cop can't get hold of it in continued resistance.
    7. Cop still alone, FINALLY picks up man/child enough to put him on ground & gets help from apparently 1 cop & 1 park employee in another prolonged effort by all 3 to get man/child to stop resisting & eventually handcuffed.

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  • May 5, 2019 at 2:24 pm
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    Fucking pig!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 4:15 am
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    Nazis cop.punk pigs that detain and ARREST for riding skate boarding..theses fake males need to be fired….. In AMERICA we as american are abused by fake fagg male pigs like theses piece of SHIT male little boys

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  • June 19, 2019 at 1:23 am
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    So many Cops nowadays really truly are fucking low life scum bags who are total douche bag assholes snd I really mean what I just said. Way to earn the hate you fucking scum losers

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  • June 27, 2019 at 9:21 am
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    Why do these cops think they run the streets or make the law?! Go find a real crime!

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  • June 27, 2019 at 3:49 pm
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    Quick question, what’s the point of adding lights at the skatepark when you can’t skate at night when the lights would have been used?

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  • July 7, 2019 at 3:12 pm
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    0:45 he elbowed tf outta that cop hahahaha

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  • July 8, 2019 at 1:22 pm
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    dont they have real crimes to fight?

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  • July 10, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    Yo there are people taking illegal drugs and the police is over here arresting skaters who skated in a skatepark that is obviously Open

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  • July 12, 2019 at 1:53 am
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    Fuck the police

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  • July 20, 2019 at 1:14 am
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    How do you trespass a skate park

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  • July 22, 2019 at 1:54 pm
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    So somebody might got killed or robbed or something, just because the whole police force was busy arresting a dangerous guy who just wanted to skate on a skatepark with confusing rules when you can be there and when not? Wow.. Guess the officers mother got killed by a flying skateboard.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 5:37 am
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    Let’s all keep in mind that there are serial killers out there actively murdering people and these cops are arresting people skating…at a skate park…

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  • July 24, 2019 at 9:28 am
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    Police are fucking animals, legalize hunting

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  • July 24, 2019 at 8:43 pm
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    there are killers out there but they just care about skaters skating in a litup park

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  • August 2, 2019 at 8:09 pm
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    He didn't do anything wrong you idiots. He was just skating minding his own business. That bold headed cop is ugly as shit

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  • August 9, 2019 at 10:54 am
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    Good , pair of hipster arseholes , growing beards and fucking about in a skateboard, hope it hurt like fuck.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 12:10 am
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    Alright let me settle this…
    1. They install lights so people can skate when it's dark out
    2. They make it illegal to skate at the park when it's dark out
    3. The lights were installed purposely for skaters to skate when it is dark out…

    These people are fucking dumb

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