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  • EDITOR'S NOTE : Joe Orellana is a San Diego-based photojournalist. You can find his work at https://www.joeorellana.com/. You can tip him for his work at $joeorephoto on cashapp and send him tips on events to photograph at Photo@joeorellana.com.

    “Just because your team loses, it doesn’t mean you stop rooting for them.”

    I overheard this while checking the traffic on my phone last Saturday. I looked up across the boardwalk and saw a passerby in a tense discussion with a Recall Newsom demonstrator. They meandered from one topic to the next, eventually to the capitol siege last month. I know it seems innocuous, but it really clarified something for me: there’s a type of person who acknowledges that Trump lost but still feels that Trump ought to be supported (and potentially, should have been re-elected).

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  • EDITOR'S NOTE : James Stout is a San Diego-based journalist. You can donate to him on cash app at $jamesstout and venmo at @james-stout-5. Joey Scott is a San Diego-based photographer. You can contribute to his work at $jscottphotography on cashapp.

    There are plenty of reasons to visit San Diego: surf, sand, and the set of groundbreaking teen film-noir classic Veronica Mars. But it turns out the systemic bias and corruption in policing outlined in the series is not as far from the truth as one would hope, and perhaps that is what pulled about 100 neo-nazis, Groypers, fascists and putschists to San Diego last Saturday. Indeed at least one person who stormed the capitol on Wednesday was welcomed with literal open arms by SDPD just three days later.

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