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An all-American child of a mixed marriage that ended in divorce, I grew up one of six children in a single-mother household. My mother happened to be a baseball fanatic—a lifelong, diehard Mets fan. Every October we watched the World Series... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

For years, Leaf has been using art to document the lives of Olango and others killed by San Diego police with various graphic designs, including a series of portraits he calls “San Diego Stolen Lives.” more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments

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Photo by Ferchil Ramos

Last week it hit home, hard. The list of locales where unnecessary killings have made national headlines has expanded to include our backyard, with El Cajon joining Ferguson, Tulsa, Charlotte and too many others cities where lives have been... more

Oct 5, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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Photo by Torrey Bailey

As the system works now, complaints are filed by citizens and then investigated by the San Diego Police Department’s Internal Affairs, which writes a report on the allegation, including whether the complaint was sustained and if an officer ... more

Sep 28, 2016 12:00 AM News

Homeless people were camped in an Escondido building that was mysteriously/deliberately burned (by the campers?) [“Does Red Cross exclude homeless from aid?,” July 6]. more

Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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Photo by Ron Donoho

Last Thursday, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, San Diego Police Department Chief Shelley Zimmerman, SDPD homicide Capt. David Nisleit and other police brass converged for a press conference to announce they’d arrested a suspect in the grisly murder-... more

Jul 13, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

Keep up the great work exposing bad cops from both the Sheriff's Department and the San Diego PD [“Shocking Consequences,” Sept. 16]. more

Oct 7, 2015 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

My beloved hometown of Baltimore was the proving ground last week. Cable TV news was there 24/7, capturing all the black, white and Freddie Gray flashpoints: Incendiary riots. Political hesitation. Peaceful marches. Curfew. Police lines. more

May 6, 2015 12:00 AM From the Editor

Few of us can truly appreciate what it must be like to be a cop in a volatile environment, faced with a life-or-death decision and only seconds to make it. It can't be easy. But these are the people, for better or worse, in whom we put imme... more

Feb 19, 2003 12:00 AM News & Opinion