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San Diego area at the center of police shooting unrest

San Diego area at the center of police shooting unrest

Hundreds of protesters gathered at the scene of the fatal shooting.

http://www.reuters.com/video/2016/09/28/no-weapon-found-at-scene-of-el-cajon-sho?videoId=369975465

Now that the demonstrations have subsided in Charlotte, North Carolina, a San Diego neighborhood is facing potential unrest in the wake of a police shooting involving a black man.

A black man was shot in an encounter with El Cajon Police Tuesday, multiple witnesses said, while a woman wailed nearby, demanding to know why police shot her brother.

Hours later, police officers told NBC 7 San Diego the man, now identified as Alfred Olango, was acting erratically and failed to comply, although they did not release details on the specific threat he presented to officers.

Dozens of officers swarmed a public shopping center in the heart of El Cajon at 1 p.m. The community is approximately 30 miles east of downtown San Diego.

El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis offered further details as the incident is under investigation.

…The man had allegedly been walking in traffic in the 800 block of Broadway before a pair of officers arrived at 2:11 p.m. Tuesday and found him behind a restaurant, he said.

He ignored multiple instructions from an officer and “concealed his hand in his pants pockets,” Davis said. The man paced back and forth as the officers talked to him, then “rapidly drew an object from his front pants pockets, placed both hands together on it and extended it rapidly toward [one] officer, taking what appeared to be a shooting stance,” the chief said.

The man, he said, put the object in the officer’s face.

At that point, the other officer fired a Taser and the officer who had the object pointed at him fired his handgun, striking the man. No firearm was found at the scene.

Demonstrators subsequently gathered in front of the scene of the incident.

On Tuesday night, authorities chose not to clear the hundreds of protesters who gathered at the scene of the fatal shooting. A handful of officers in riot gear, some with barking police dogs formed a line, appearing ready to disperse the crowd at a strip mall parking lot in the 800 block of Broadway. But the officers were vastly outnumbered by the large and vocal crowd, which included people of all races and ages.

The officers stood in a line for about 10 minutes. Then, they retreated to their cars which were parked in the alley. As officers drove off, a few protesters spat on patrol cars and yelled obscenities at them.

More protests are planned for today. Let’s hope San Diego doesn’t become the West Coast version of Charlotte.

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JackRussellTerrierist | September 29, 2016 at 3:06 pm

Californians are some of the dumbest people in the country, other than the hillbillies of the South. They’re gullible and easily led by the nose to whatever the daily indoctrination is. If people there are told to riot, they will. El Cajon is not usually a hotbed of urban style dissent, but with some loud-mouthed, angst-ridden diatribes from ‘people of color’ it could easily erupt.

    I’m one of those hillbillies of the South; I have my washing machine out on the back porch and everything. Last time it was checked, my IQ was 142. What’s yours, a**hole?

      I’ll see your washing machine on the back porch, snopercod, and raise you one hillbilly porch swing amid potted hillbilly tomatoes, and a hillbilly back porch cluttered up with a hillbilly grill,some hillbilly canning jars I set out in the sun, and big hillbilly jar of sun tea. My hillbilly gullibility and the ease with which I am led by my hillbilly nose are, however, questionable.

      My mopther is a hillbilly from the South of Poland. Does that count?

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to snopercod. | September 30, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      You probably checked your IQ with a (broken) tire pressure gauge.

      If your washer is on your porch, you’re living in one of those land fill dumps hillbillies call home and that I’d like to take a flamethrower to, including all the yard cars and broken fixtures, appliance and equipment that make so much of the South one giant boil on the ass of America.

      You southerners are always so butt-hurt about being put down. Well, if you’d get some standards and some ambition, people wouldn’t have a stereotype of lazy, willfully ignorant, tattooed, smelly, welfare-sucking trailer trash.

    Pray, tell us which part of the intelligent country you are from. Since you are so superior to the rest of us you must be a clinton supporter. I make crude remarks sometimes by accident or in your case by design. But you sir are an a$$!

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to inspectorudy. | September 30, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      I’ve been posting here for years and you a good long while yourself. If you weren’t a brain-dead southerner, you’d know I’m a Ma’am, not a sir.

      I moved to the South from CA. The people here are barely in the Twentieth Century, and about 80% of them are dumber than a bag of hammers. I spoke to a lady the other days who looked to be in her 50s. She’s never been out of the county she lives in. When you ask them a question, they get the deer in the headlight look and ask, “A whaaaat?” Clueless as an empty box. Just frigging illiterate and brain dead. All they do is stuff their fat, doughy faces with fried garbage, watch football and go to church. Besides being dumb, they’re so boring it’s stunning. They never move, they never create anything, no music, no art, no energy, zip, zilch, nada. They are the laziest people I’ve ever seen and these towns are like cemeteries except for the college towns where there’re actual life forms.

        I was dislocated by circumstance to the Bay Area for almost 30 years. I lived in a number of areas including some of the wealthier ones like Menlo Park and Los Gatos. There are a lot of smart folks concentrated in places like Palo Alto but I’ve never met a more mean spirited, unhappy, or self absorbed bunch anywhere. Going out for a couple of drinks almost always ended up in a petty altercation over something trivial. After CA I lived in Raleigh NC for about 7 years and now in Arizona. Californians are detested in both places as pompous, greedy, and condescending. Fyi, I met a higher concentration of intelligent Southerners per capita than I did smart Californians, and they were much, much more modest about it. Get over yourselves. You got lucky in a real estate bubble. That doesn’t make you Marie Curie.

          JackRussellTerrierist in reply to jack burns. | September 30, 2016 at 7:44 pm

          I couldn’t agree with you more about a lot of Californians, especially in the areas you mentioned. Snobbish, petty limousine liberals all through the SF Bay Area. You’ll find them around Santa Barbara and parts of greater L.A., too. Other parts of the state encompass hard-working people with drive, initiative, creativity, and energy. They are friendly and welcoming and better-hearted than southerners with their facades of piety, civility and compassion. They do not like nor want anything to do with anybody who isn’t born and raised in their environs or at least a nearby southern state, no matter how nice they are to your face. Their minds are so closed and they have such a complex about being southerners that they are socially paralyzed. They don’t DO anything except eat, watch TV and go to church. So it’s fine that they reject newcomers because they’re so damn boring and unsophisticated. Southerners know little to nothing bout what’s really going on in this country. But you Trump supporters ought to be lovin’ on them because they’re the ones who gave us Trump.

          jack burns in reply to jack burns. | September 30, 2016 at 9:04 pm

          Right, SF Bay Area, LA and Santa Barbara, that’s what, 80% of the population? I did notice that folks in parts of Davis, Yreka, and Auburn appeared to be the salt of the earth. Never a false word passed their lips. One of the problems with the South see, there was this big war, and they lost, and a lot of their soldiers and civilians were killed and their cities razed. Yeah, I found out that Yankees weren’t embraced and that it was a different deal, but most of it was alright. I left without hard feelings. Not everybody has to like me. By the way they kind of do speak the king’s, or I should say queen’s English in eastern NC, literally. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Tider

        Oh, Jack, Jack, Jack, it’s not that we didn’t know, it’s more that well for it to matter to me I would have to care if you live, died, or grew mushrooms in the crack of your ass and as with most bigots that I encounter nothing could be further from the truth.

          jack burns in reply to Gremlin1974. | September 30, 2016 at 7:28 pm

          You cared enough to try and be typically sassy. No doubt the first place you check is the ass crack.

          JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Gremlin1974. | September 30, 2016 at 7:55 pm

          And here all these years I thought you had some firing brain cells in spite of your past.

          YOU are the bigot, inasmuch as YOU can’t handle an opposing view with accurate observations that you can’t honestly refute. Not one of you ya-hoos jumping on me have denied the face the South presents and why it’s declining …. instead of rising …. which southerners have been claiming for the last hundred years would happen.

          Most of these people here can’t even speak something remotely approaching the king’s English.

    Sorry, my memory’s not what it used to be. When was the last time we had a hillbilly riot? If not that, an orgy of looting would do.

    hAlp us jAck Rustle we R 2 dum 2 rEAd or unnerstAn UR coment!
    –AMy hiLLbilly

Char Char Binks | September 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm

Welcome to the jungle.

Today’s Thursday … if they’re as slow in CA as in the rest of the country, we probably won’t see the video showing that the police have a good case until next week. In the meantime, expect local property values to plummet.

Looks like a weaver stance to me….

BTW in NC it turns out the wife had a restraining order against Scott.

Other than suicide by cop, or mental incapacity what else could it be? What do these idiots think the cops should have done? If a white person has something in their hands it is pretty easy to see what it is but when a black person has the same object it becomes much less obvious. I’ve looked at the video and I cannot tell what he is holding but the way he is pointing it at the cop I would assume it was a pistol. Other than running away, I don’t see the options that these cops had. I do think that many cops go to the gun option too soon and that escalates many situations that might not have risen to a crisis level had they not. I’m glad I’m not a cop and have to make those decisions in the blink of an eye. The ones that horrify me are the simple traffic stops that turn deadly because of attitudes against cops. I don’t know the answer to those.

you act like you’re sticking a gun in my face and i’m not going to wait around and find out if it’s really a gun or not…

play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Here it comes: #mentallychallengedugandanrefugeelivesmatter
That’s too long to fit on a t-shirt though so they’ll shave it down.

I understand the SJWs are taking a second look at that D-Day thing.

Never bring an air-gun to a gun fight.

Never bring an “air”-gun to a gun fight.

Apparently the guy shot was an illegal from Uganda, who the US tried to deport twice but Uganda wouldn’t take him.

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