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Philadelphia Police deny the existance of an altercation, but band and crew members tell a drastically different story via Twitter. MP3 includes EXCLUSIVE AUDIO from Philadelphia Police Department

Band and crew members of We The Kings and Forever The Sickest Kids were involved in an alleged altercation with the Philadelphia Police Department on Sunday night, following the Bamboozle Road Show at The Theater of the Living Arts. According to Twitter updates from both band’s camps, three people were taken in to custody, some beaten with nightsticks by police who were “abusing their power.” However, a spokesperson for the PPD denied any incident.

What is agreed on by all parties involved is that police were called to the venue after the conclusion of the show to prevent any disorderly conduct from concert-goers. Furthermore, Philly enforces a curfew for people under the age of 18, so authorities arrived at the venue to ensure that teens complied with the law.

The similarities in the stories end there. According to an officer in the PPD’s Public Affairs Office, the involvement of the patrollers ended there. However, Twitter updates by We The Kings front man Travis Clark and Forever The Sickest Kids guitarist Caleb Turman, along with a disturbing online video, paint a drastically different picture.

“Philadelphia cops just beat us up for nothing!” typed Clark on his Twitter account at approximately 8:13 PM. He updated ten minutes later, “
Chris V is bleeding from his head, every cop is completely abusing their power!! This is so messed up!”

“Chris V” handles merchandise for WTK. In a video posted to MySpace by production company Artist Approach, Chris is shown face down on the ground, surrounded by police officers. The video ends with a still photograph of the “merch guy” looking up, his upper face covered in blood.

Forever The Sickest Kids’ Turman also “tweeted” during and immediately after the alleged incident, attempting to update fans and build a case against the officers.

“Everyone tweet about the #phillycops and how they wrongfully assaulted us!” wrote the guitarist. “Philly cops just assaulted ftsk and we the kings!”

According to the aforementioned MySpace video, Turman and WTK Road Manager Trevor Fair were the original reasons why police entered the venue. Text in the video states that after cops arrived to clear the crowd, an officer wrote a parking ticket for a trailer belonging to the band Mercy Mercedes. Turman went outside to see what the commotion was about, and a cop immediately withdrew his baton and ordered him back in the building. Fair then followed, only to be forced back inside as well. After Fair repeatedly and unsuccessfully attempted to open the door, officers entered the venue to arrest him for disorderly conduct. As police dragged Fair out of the venue, “Chris V” can be heard yelling, “Are you kidding me?! F*** you bro, f*** you. What’s your f***ing badge number?” to an officer. Police then attacked the merch handler to subdue him.

WTK lead man Clark updated his Twitter on Monday, assuring fans that all parties involved were okay and out of jail, and that there’d be no interruptions in commitments. Some of the bands on tour attended Monday night’s
Phillies game to relax.

None of the three bands involved have released any formal statement – and Philadelphia Police continue to deny such an incident even occurred.


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open audition:
July 18, 2008
11:00a-2:00p
Clementon Park & Splash World
144 Berlin Rd
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