David Loy, from the ACLU, has questions for police about how far they pushed protesters away after Friday’s demonstrations against Donald Trump.

Loy, legal director of the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties who specializes in civil liberties and law enforcement, joins co-hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts this week to talk about the San Diego Police Department’s big, militarized response to the anti-Trump rally.

“We’re very concerned that the police response was excessive in relationship to whatever threat there may have been,” Loy said.

Also on this week’s podcast, a peak into the flower-power history of Ocean Beach, this election cycle’s worst political mailers and some thoughts on Tuesday’s big election.

Hero of the Week

The over 8,000 paid and unpaid people who are working at this year’s polling places and helping to facilitate democracy.

Goat of the Week

Mayor Kevin Faulconer, city attorney candidate Rafael Castellanos and City Council candidate Ray Ellis get goated this week for putting out political mailers about how they’re working to improve education even though neither the city of San Diego nor the city attorney’s office have any oversight over local schools.

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Kinsee Morlan was formerly the Engagement Editor at Voice of San Diego and author of the Culture Report. She also managed VOSD’s podcasts and covered...

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