Tagged: San Diego
by JOE ORELLANA | June 23, 2023
San Diego’s privacy advisory board voted against recommending an SDPD surveillance tech proposal.
by JOE ORELLANA | May 17, 2023
Joe Orellana covers five days at the border as title 42 ends.
by KATE BURNS | April 19, 2023
Charlie Kirk debuted new talking points like saying antiracism is anti-Christian at Awaken Chruch speaking gigs earlier this month.
by KATE BURNS | March 18, 2023
Awaken Church held their annual “Emerge” mens’ retreat last weekend, complete with
by KATE BURNS | February 21, 2023
An overview of Awaken megachurch in San Diego & their connections to TPUSA & other bigots.
by LCRW STAFF | February 11, 2023
San Diego public meetings were recently flooded by out-of-town extremists.
“STOP THE STEAL” PARTICIPANT WHO HOSTED HATE GROUP’S “ANTI-CHILD TRAFFICKING” EVENT CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ABUSING MINORS
by ABNER HÄUGE | January 31, 2023
Former “Stop the Steal” caravan organizer Joshua Cantor is being charged with pedophilia-related crimes.
by JOE ORELLANA | August 10, 2022
On August 3rd, Ammar Campa-Najjar announced that he had received California Governor Gavin Newsom’s endorsement in Chula Vista’s mayoral race. This isn’t Campa-Najjar’s first campaign for public office. In 2020, he ran against congressman Darrell Issa to represent California’s 50th Congressional District. Running as a Democrat, Campa-Najjar flaunted his proximity to Donald Trump through comments […]
The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, making abortion illegal in many states and emperiling access in the rest. Reactions were swift. People had been anticipating an announcement since a draft of the decision was leaked to Politico in early May. Thousands gathered in cities across the country, occasionally harassed and attacked by […]
by JOE ORELLANA | April 22, 2022
On April 16th, Lakeside experienced its first recorded hate crime of the year. Two white youths stabbed and beat a sixteen-year-old black girl while using racial and misogynistic slurs against the victim. A lieutenant with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department Lakeside Substation fielded the majority of questions and comments during a town hall on the […]
by JOE ORELLANA | October 4, 2021
On September 30th, an SDPD officer with a history of racist commentary on social media attempted to tail a protester back to their home. At an anti-police brutality protest in front of SDPD Central Division Substation that evening, officer Adam Devor got into and escalated verbal disputes with protestors, then proceeded to try to follow […]
San Diego-based organization Let Them Breathe gained attention rallying and disrupting school board meetings up and down California since June of this year. The organization’s founder, Sharon McKeeman, allows far-right extremists to speak at her events and collects dark money from a GoFundMe page tied to her organization. As of today, she has raised over […]
by JAMES STOUT | May 1, 2021
In late July 2020, activists in San Diego were planning a BLM march in La Mesa. There hadn’t been a large action there since banks burned and the cops shot a grandmother’s eye out (within policy apparently) in late May. After those banks burned, a group of anti-BLM locals had sprung up under the name […]
| February 9, 2021
JOE ORELLANA “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 […]
| January 19, 2021
DESERTBORDER, WATERSPIDER, JAMES STOUT After four years of amping up his followers on racism and conspiracy theories, Donald Trump brought followers to the Washington, DC, Wednesday, January the 6th. They marched on the Capitol building as Congress was voting to ratify the results of the election Trump lost and pretended was stolen from him. Trump […]
by JAMES STOUT | January 14, 2021
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 […]
by ROSE HENNA | October 1, 2020
San Diego has a history of far-right figureheads and political groups from Roger Ogden and his white nationalist website to the Justin Haskin’s Defend East County group. Recently a new white nationalist group in San Diego, American Coalition Party, gained a following and growing online presence. The group appears to promote an America First and […]
by ROSE HENNA | August 29, 2020
On Monday, August 24, 2020 at approximately 1:00 PM a flyer began circulating on popular social media sites calling for a protest at 1401 Broadway in San Diego, California (San Diego Police Department Headquarters at 5:00 PM to show solidarity with protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Outrage over the August 23, 2020 police shooting of Jacob […]
by TOM MANN | August 5, 2020
The intimidation planned for the August 1st “Justice for Womxn of Color” march in La Mesa wasn’t exactly covert. Then again, neither were the knives, bear spray cannisters, and clubs carried by the coalition of white supremacists, border militias, and assorted “patriots” who came together under the banner of Defend East County (DEC). The racists, […]