Thursday, June 04, 2020

Covid-19 & Black Lives Matter Protests : Community Review Board of Police Practices TODAY | San Diego Beaches & Parks Reopening Schedule

North Park During the 2019 Rock n Roll Marathon 6.2.2019

I try not to think too much about my diet. I especially hate when people talk about dieting. I eat what I eat when I'm hungry and sometimes I eat junk and sometimes I drink and sometimes I try intermittent fasting but whatever, I cook, I eat, it's nothing worth talking about, but yesterday I don't know what possessed me to drink a little bottle of Starbucks mocha, a can of Coke, and then a bottle of Mexican Coke all in the same day but there's a reason I don't really drink coffee or caffeinated beverages. I was up all night long with the caffeine and sugar coursing through my veins. I finally got some sleep today, however, and am feeling much better. I suppose the anxiety of our new property management company coming by today didn't do me any favors, but he was chill and it was short and now it's behind us. There was no Governor's briefing or County briefing today, but the big news is that Community Review Board on Police Practices will be meeting today at 6pm and you can comment now online and watch live when it streams on YouTube. I haven't delved into the news much today, but there is a Downtown to North Park march today, and other links and stories are after the jump.

  • There's a protest march happening today from Downtown San Diego to North Park at 5pm that is claiming to be youth led. Many people are vouching for the fact. I'm not here to silence voices, but it's unfortunate that the march starts at 5pm, when really all of the participants could be contributing to the Community Review Board on Police Practices which starts at 6pm. 
    • The young protesters have made three demands: 
      • (1) Ban military grade weapons on unarmed protesters (tear gas and rubber bullets) 
      • (2) Terminate La Mesa PD Officer Matthew Dadge for unlawfully assaulting and detaining an unarmed man 
      • (3) Reform police practices and enforce culturally competent training to prevent police brutality and deaths. 
    • Again, I don't wish to silence these kids, but marching through San Diego while trying to have a La Mesa PD officer terminated might not be so effective?
    • Meanwhile, a national campaign by Campaign Zero has been launched called #8cantwait with specific targets that all law enforcement agencies should aim to meet. 
    • See the agenda of the Community Review Board of Police Practices
    • Submit a public comment for the Board here (over 3500 comments have already come into the CRBPP)
  • It shouldn't have taken Covid-19 or protests to make City meetings more accessible but hopefully the YouTube live broadcasts continue even after life returns back to 'normal' and whatever that looks like. You should take the time to peruse the committee and board videos that are now archived, and you can sign up for notifications for future meetings, too. Check out the channel here.
  • I've posted a lot about protesting in the time of Covid-19, but I'll just remind people that the numbers of cases in San Diego are still growing, and the disease is known to have a 2-14 day incubation period while some people remain asymptomatic. You should monitor yourself for ANY symptoms (CDC)
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • City of San Diego Mayor Faulconer Briefing:
    • Update on protests in San Diego (no new arrests on Wednesday)
    • Keeping the peace in San Diego
      • Community groups need to remain organized and Lead
      • Police officers are working around the clock
    • Sheriff's request for National Guard in La Mesa
      • City of San Diego has not requested nor has used National Guard
      • Responsibly invested in SDPD to not feel additional support is necessary
    • More than a dozen law enforcement agencies have pledged to eliminate the use of the carotid restraint. (Not one has said what consequences for its use would be)
    • City received more than 4,000 comments on emergency Board and Committee Meetings
    • Phase 2 Beach Reopening Plan
      • June 8- East and West Mission Bay Park. Fiesta Island open for peds, dogs, cyclists
      • June 9- All piers and boardwalks open
      • June 12-Balboa Park Central Mesa and all parking lots
      • July 6- Fiesta Island open to vehicles

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