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In this San Diego Explained, VOSD’s Andrew Keatts and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia lay out the large-scale sweeps the Sheriff’s Department is conducting at trolley stations to try to catch ex-inmates committing crimes.
After talking with people leaving the Lemon Grove station following a Sheriff’s Department operation, all felt quite strongly that the reason they were stopped and harassed was that they were either a person of color, young, or both.
The Sheriff’s Department’s Operation Lemon Drop represents the most aggressive use of data and surveillance to catch potential bad guys. It also adds to the file of how law enforcement is keeping tabs on San Diegans.
Data shows MTS’s intense trolley enforcement efforts primarily happen downtown and in southeastern San Diego. Some residents there view MTS officers as a security force they must contend with constantly – even when they’re not doing anything wrong.
The sheriff uses data to track people it considers potential serious criminals, and initiates massive sweeps to try and catch them in the midst of an arrestable offense. In the process, thousands of residents are contacted by law enforcement just for being in a public place.
With some exceptions, ride-share services aren’t supposed to pick up people at Lindbergh Field. As you ponder transportation to and from the airport this holiday season, here are four things to know about Uber, Lyft and the airport.
Earlier this week, former San Diego planning director Bill Fulton made his opinion clear: The ruling against SANDAG’s long-term transportation plan is not only wrong – it’s dangerous.
As more people call Mission Valley home, it faces a crossroads: Will it become a livable neighborhood, or will it continue to be a throughway between the sprawled-out areas in San Diego?
SANDAG is a political Never-Never Land: A place where everyone seems to agree. There are reasons for that. “If someone speaks out, they’re ostracized,” said one longtime board member.