Daily Archives: January 30, 2014

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for January 30, 2014

Sewage flowing out of the Tijuana River into the ocean near the US – Mexico border prompts officials to issue a contamination alert. San Diego’s Department of Environmental Health or D-E-H says that a pipeline brake at a reservoir let the sewage loose. The waters from the Border north through Imperial Beach are not safe for swimming. The D-E-H will retest the waters soon but until then signs warning people of the health hazards will remain up.

The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for San Diego County’s mountains and deserts. They warn us that sustained winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour with gust up to 60 will scours the east county. They go on to warn drivers to watch for debris and that people driving high profile vehicles like semi-trucks and RV’s should be extra careful.

There is an arraignment and sentencing of note today.

First at 8:00 AM in El Cajon’s courthouse Hector Hoyt’s arraignment for a fatal hit and run while driving a San Diego Gas and Electric truck. At the time 55-year-old Hoyt worked for SDG&E. He’s accused of hitting 54-year-old Robert Fisher on January 6th then taking off, all while driving an SDG&E Ford 550 truck.

Then at 1:30 this afternoon in Chula Vista’s courthouse retired firefighter and former Commodore of the Coronado Yacht Club is being sentenced for molesting a neighbor girl.

San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors continues their annual retreat this morning. They are at Lakeside’s Barona Resort all day talking about car sharing and rapid transit.

At 10:00 AM San Diego Police and Sheriff’s announce their new campaign against human trafficking. They are highlighting some legal changes that will impact businesses.

And finally tonight at 11:00 PM the Indochinese Association of San Diego kicks off the Year of the Horse with fireworks, a dragon dance, and traditional Chinese music.

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Cole: SDPD fails in their policy on racial profiling

Cole: SDPD fails in their policy on racial profiling

fox5sandiego.com

[trib_ndn vid=25570721]SAN DIEGO – San Diego police Chief William Lansdowne made a pitch Wednesday for the City Council to authorize the purchase of cameras that record the interaction of officers and the public in order to reduce incidents of racial profiling.

The chief’s proposal came at  a meeting of the council’s Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee, where dozens of residents called out San Diego Police Department’s top brass over a lapse in their policy when it comes racial profiling.

During a packed meeting, dozens of people took to the podium with various racial profiling claims by San Diego police officers. The attendees outlined their experiences of being pulled over by officers and immediately questioned about their probation status, gang connections and tattoos.

“When I’m dressed like this, they don’t handcuff me,” said one African American man wearing a business suit.

SDPD Chief William Lansdowne“As a college graduate and African American woman, it’s…

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