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Black man armed with metal pipe..... subdued by San Diego Police, NOT KILLED!

In what is become rarer today, a black male, unarmed or armed, is actually disarmed and subdued by the police and not shot!



{ The article doesn't state he is black, but the accompanying video shows him}

LITTLE ITALY (CBS 8) - A possible transient carrying a metal rod was arrested in Little Italy Saturday.

San Diego police said the man was acting erratically when they approached him around 8:50 a.m. at the Farmer's Market in the 1600 block of State Street.


For about 45 minutes multiple San Diego Police officers had the man surrounded. The area in front of the Barbery barber shop was blocked off to patrons as many stood and watched.

"We attempted to establish communication with him, we asked him repeatedly to drop the weapon, we didn't want him to get hurt, we didn't want to get hurt," said Lt. Kevin Mayer.

Police employed a number of resources, including two dogs and shields.

Meanwhile, the man kept talking to himself until finally police used pepper spray and then took him down before placing handcuffs on him. He was put on a stretcher, where he kept moving his feet as he was placed inside an ambulance.

According to police, the man was taken to a hospital to be evaluated for possible mental health issues.


You mean, it's actually possible to subdue a suspect, armed or unarmed, without having to shoot them?
The police can employ pepper spray on a suspect and not a hail of bullets?
Wow, who would have thought such a situation wouldn't ultimately require a visit from the county coroner?

California's SDPD and CVPD increase and enhance use of body cams.



The Chula Vista Police Department (CVPD) is expanding the number of body cameras available for the force and defining when and where officers use the devices.

The Chula Vista City Council approved funds to add a dozen new cameras to the CVPDs current stock of 120.


The San Diego Police Department underwent a change to its policy after an officer failed to activate his body camera before a deadly confrontation.

To develop its procedures, the CVPD worked with the ACLU, community groups and police unions. The department also looked at model policies at other agencies and took advice from police chiefs across the nation.


CVPD Capt. Lon Turner described when officers are required to switch on their cameras: It's during anticipated enforcement. Any time an arrest is being made, officers responding to a call for help, a traffic stop, a field interview where somebody is acting suspiciously, that would be the appropriate time to turn on the body worn camera.


Turner said the cameras are off at other times to protect citizens' privacy and allow people to approach officers and share information without worrying about being recorded.

Videos are only kept for 90 days, unless there is a criminal investigation. Turner said the video taken from body worn cameras are not technically subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Acts, but there may be exceptions.

BLM movement makes it to semi-mainstream TV in HBO Show "Ballers"

August 16, 2015 episode (Season 1 Episode 9) of HBO's "Ballers"

Snapshot of the first segment after the opening credits:

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