The San Diego PD was out at Ocean Beach this weekend in a show of force, blocking beach access and parking — even bringing their own bathrooms “because the public bathrooms 15 steps away are apparently not good enough our public servants,” says journalist Alain Stephens.
“As a criminal justice reporter, I have to say: THIS is exactly the problem with modern policing. It starts HERE. With strategies like this. This isn’t being PART of the community, its a show of force.”
Blocking access to beaches blocks business and commerce. Also, historically, police have been used to block minority beach access. “The images today don’t skew to far from those of the past.”