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Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 25, 2014 - 02:47am PT
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Parachuters-World-Trade-Center-Arrest.html

Three extreme-skydiving enthusiasts accused of parachuting off the 1 World Trade Center tower last fall were arrested Monday, authorities said, in a second criminal case in two weeks arising from surreptitious stunts at the nation's tallest skyscraper.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Mar 25, 2014 - 03:16am PT
wow, night jumping seems off the charts!
patrick compton

Trad climber
van
Mar 25, 2014 - 08:08am PT
fat cops are butthurt their fancy cameras got thwarted by dirtbag adrenalin hippies
Bad Climber

climber
Mar 25, 2014 - 09:14am PT
Well done, lads. The comment in the article about somehow denigrating the "sacred" place that is the WTC is B.S. Isn't "world trade" about freedom? I say free fall as well! Still, with all the loses recently from BASE jumping, I encourage all my jumping brothers and sisters put on a rope, grab some gear, and get yer highs on the crags---way safer.

BAd
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Mar 25, 2014 - 09:27am PT
Felony Burglary.
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Mar 25, 2014 - 09:48am PT
New York actually passed its own specific law forbidding BASE jumping. These guys are in trouble. According to the news, it happened 6 months ago and the prosecutor spent the time and money to track them down. The really strong evidence came from their go-pro's.

I dunno. I would have respected that one. It is a symbol as much as a building, as well as being an obvious terror target. Nevertheless, BASE is usually quite harmless.

I've done big buildings at night. You stand at the exit waiting for any traffic to pass, and if there is anyone walking around that late at night, you wait until they leave. It is all easily visible. It isn't reckless endangerment. You don't jump with anyone below you.

I was never even seen by anyone but my partners as far as I know.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 25, 2014 - 10:05am PT
Exhibitionisim....be willing to pay the price.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Mar 25, 2014 - 10:26am PT
It seems like New York City is a place where the word freedom is just a meaningless noise blowing in the wind.

Search you at anytime without probable cause? They still doing that?


Anyway trespassing and climbing or jumping off buildings will get you arrested anywhere. So I can't really get to upset about that. Although I hope the penalty is not ridiculous. It should not involve extended jail time.

Just read the article...

Felony? Bullsh#t. Not even a Gross Misdemeanor.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Mar 25, 2014 - 10:49am PT
The burglary charge comes from entering a building to do something illegal. My guess is they'll get probation - unless they have a criminal history.

And if you're doing something illegal, whatever you do, DON'T video yourself doing it. That was just stupid. You may as well turn yourself in.
WBraun

climber
Mar 25, 2014 - 10:50am PT
"The Port Authority joins the NYPD in condemning this lawless and selfish act that clearly endangered the public,"

"clearly endangered the public"

LOL The Gotham city is in terror from B.A.S.E

Where's Batman and Spiderman when you need them.

"It should be clear that the PAPD and NYPD will go to any length to bring those who defile the WTC site to justice."

"defile the WTC site"

I watched the YouTube video. Where did they "defile" anything?

Yep just as I thought ..... all bullsh!t ....

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Mar 25, 2014 - 11:03am PT
Werner, some of the charges may be trumped up, but that's what prosecutors do, to get pleas to lower charges.

People break laws, they gotta be willing to face the man.....
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Mar 25, 2014 - 11:10am PT
People break laws, they gotta be willing to face the man.....

Moral to the story is DON"T GET CAUGHT!!!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 25, 2014 - 11:12am PT
Holy Crap- Facing felony charges for a BASE jump? Serious shee.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Mar 25, 2014 - 11:47am PT
There's a new World Trade Center?

What happened to the old ones?

Seriously, this is the first I've heard of the new building :P
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Mar 25, 2014 - 11:59am PT
"defile the WTC site"

I watched the YouTube video. Where did they "defile" anything?

I'm with The Duck on this one.

The ham-handed Bush era naming of this tower (Freedom Tower), and the height (1776 ft) is absurdly faux-patriotic, and in its absurdity diverts attention away from the truth. That feels like more of a defilement of those who died there than just jumping off the top of it.

"They attacked us because they hate our freedoms. Never forget!" What??
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 25, 2014 - 12:21pm PT
By "defile" they really mean "exploit".
The new building is supposed to be one of the most secure sites in the world and a few thrill seekers just walked through the fence, same as a teenager did recently.
The Port Authority look like fools to the world for allowing this breach in security, especially at a stage where the building is very vulnerable.
The jumpers will be made an example of, for sure.
That said, I loved it!!!! Awesome footage.
bjj

climber
beyond the sun
Mar 25, 2014 - 12:26pm PT
There's a new World Trade Center?

What happened to the old ones?

Seriously, this is the first I've heard of the new building :P

Not funny. Not clever. Not anything even remotely amusing. Jackass.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Mar 25, 2014 - 12:29pm PT
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Mar 25, 2014 - 12:29pm PT
Not funny. Not clever. Not anything even remotely amusing. Jackass.

And yet, it is true, friend bjj.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 25, 2014 - 02:24pm PT
I'm sure glad the NY taxpayer dollars are going to such a worthy cause as a months long investigation to nab some dudes who committed the heinous crime of...entertaining themselves. Surely that money wouldn't have been better used preventing property theft, or processing the enormous backlog of rape-kit DNA evidence.
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