Mark Ritchie Must Not be Returned to Duty

Mark Ritchie, by showing a terrible lack of both empathy and judgement by posting a pornographic image of Mr George Floyd, has demonstrated his unfitness to wear a bad and carry a gun. He must not be reinstated.

Taser “Award” Demonstrates Lack of Culture Change

A plaque celebrating how soon his career a Sheriff’s Department Sergeant tased 25 people was wholly inappropriate. The fact that this award seems to have been on open display in his office for nearly 10 years calls the culture into question.

No Charges in Shooting of Shoplifter?

March 31, 2021 A Black man, Zhadius Penn, was shot and killed by a security guard at the Ralph’s supermarket in downtown San Diego on the night of February 12th, 2021.  According to news reports, the circumstances were as follows: Mr. Penn was confronted by the guard on suspicion of attempting to shoplift a bottle […]

Time to Fulfill the Promise of Progress

March 26, 2021 Dear Mayor Gloria, We have previously written to you (https://www.sandiegonaacp.org/2021/03/15/stockton-economic-empowerment-demonstration/) about SEED, the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, which gave a consistent $500.00 a month to bring people out of poverty with a guaranteed monthly income. Supporters said it would give people the much-needed financial security to find good jobs and avoid debt.  […]