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A written statement from Greenville Police Department:
“It is with great sadness that we report to you the death of Dave Mirra. As many of you know, yesterday Greenville Police responded to the 200 block of Pinewood Road for an apparent suicide.
When officers arrived, they found Mr. Mirra sitting in his truck with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had been visiting friends in the area a short time before the incident. We have been able to determine Mirra’s own gun was used and all preliminary findings of the medical examiner on-scene point to suicide.
Dave was an iconic figure here in Greenville and around the world. A tremendous athlete – he was integral in putting Greenville on the map when it came to extreme sports. Many have described him as a generous, loving man, who knew no strangers. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew and loved him, especially to his wife, Lauren, and his two beautiful young daughters.
In times like these, it’s difficult to know what to say. Many of you standing before us today are probably asking the question “why?” We can assure you, Dave’s loved ones are asking themselves the same thing. That is not a question we will be answering today. The truth is, we may never know “why.” Suicide is a personal matter and we intend to keep it that way. It’s clear Dave struggled with internal demons – tragically, to the point where he chose to take his own life. It is our job now, not just as law enforcement, but as a community, to provide the support and resources necessary to help his family and friends get through this.
Yesterday’s news highlights the need for vigilance and intervention against the tragedy of suicide. If anything good comes out of this tragedy, we hope someone who is watching today will reach out to a friend in need. We hope someone who is watching today, realizes that they are not alone.
We appreciate the continued respect you have shown to the Mirra family and the privacy you have given them during this difficult time.
If you or a loved one are struggling with suicidal thoughts, you are encouraged to seek help through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-TALK.”
Jeff With Glasses hails from New Jersey, where’s been steadily killing the streets for years with an unmatched eye for setups and the mastery of crooked and 60/40 grinds. If you haven’t seen theLFS 2 video yet, you’re seriously missing out—on Jeff’s ender section and the whole video in general. However, GT did see the video, and they got him on the team. Hopefully with the boost from GT, we’ll be seeing a lot of JWG. But for now, check out his street certified BMX bicycle.
Frame: GT Team Frame 20.75”
Fork: Odyssey R32
Bars: GT Original 4 Piece 8.6” rise
Stem: Animal 10th Anniversary Topload
Grips: Animal Edwin
Barends: Animal (metal)
Headset: Revenge Industries
Seat: Kink Sexton
Pedals: Animal Hamilton (sealed)
Cranks: Animal Akimbo 175mm
Sprocket: Profile Blackjack 28-tooth
Chain: Shadow Conspiracy Supreme Interlock
Front Tire: Animal GLH 2.25”
Front Wheel: Odyssey 7KA laced to Shadow Hub w/ GSport hub guards
Rear Tire: Animal GLH 2.25”
Rear Wheel: Odyssey 7KA laced to Primo Pro LHD cassette w/ Primo hub guards
Pegs: 4 Animal Lino OG 4.5”
Would you mind describing/explaining LFS for anyone reading this who isn’t familiar yet?
Looking For Spots (LFS) is a BMX crew consisting of a few shredders from NJ and Staten Island, NY. Everyone on the team works pretty hard searching for new spots and setups to ride while going to college full-time and/or working 40+ hours at a real job. So far as a crew, we have generated three full length DVDs and have just begun to film for the fourth. The age demographic of the crew ranges from 19 to 30 years old, which shows in our riding styles from the young tech masters like Smallfry and Mike K. to older spot slayers like Doroba and Dan Diehl. The dynamics of our personal riding styles and spot preferences keeps us constantly inspired by each other. We, as a crew, all strive to preserve and continue to influence the east coast riding scene as best we can.
The 5050 Skatepark, an 8,000-square-foot indoor park on Staten Island for skateboards, BMX bikes and scooters, rejiggered its passwords after being hit with a denial of service attack last fall that made its website unavailable. The skatepark, which generated $100,000 in revenue in 2014, attracts skateboarders from all over the world, said one of its founders, Edward Pollio. Having the website closed down was a blow to revenue, he said.
“The attack caused havoc,” said Mr. Pollio, who still has a day job as a carpenter. “People were asking if we were still in business. Not having a website is like being closed.”
Now, 5050 Skatepark is more strict about its passwords; it follows longstanding recommendations to use different ones for different accounts, like on Instagram and Twitter. And Mr. Pollio, who helped start the business with $50,000 of his own savings, monitors the site every day.
Employee training is also inexpensive, but important. Since most hacking episodes occur when employees click on malicious links or websites, education is the best defense, many security experts said.
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