SWAT Incident on the Mesa

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SWAT Team on the Mesa (Photos contributed to edhat)
Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
7:39 a.m., June 7, 2020
 

SB Police SWAT incident, a continuation of an incident that occurred overnight in the Mesa area, Barranca and Del Mar Streets.

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UNCLEBILLY Jun 07, 2020 02:54 PM
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@SOAPBOX. Better to be prepared than have a Santa Cruz situation with the loss of an LEO and several wounded.

SoapBox Jun 08, 2020 04:04 PM
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I fail to see the parallel between an ambush shooting of an LEO by an active duty US Military Police Sergeant. If anything, that example of cop on cop violence, and bad actors (cops) fueling violence at peaceful protests, only demonstrates the culture of deadly force that we should be looking to reform.

RHS Jun 07, 2020 01:08 PM
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My error: Yes Roger did post early on that the victim was a woman and a male was apparently the aggressor. Sorry for the too quick to comment post. 1:04 pm

RHS Jun 07, 2020 01:04 PM
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Did I miss the post that identifies a woman as victim? Did I miss a post that identifies a male as perpetrator of an assualt? Or are we just assuming, based on gender stereo types that some male attached some female?

reloadSB Jun 07, 2020 09:04 AM
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Another professional response with another professional outcome for our GREAT police department responding to a horrible incident.

Roger Jun 08, 2020 02:40 PM
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I think they should be allowed to have what ever they need to dispatch the problem M-1 Tanks, a few F-16's for speeders of course why not citizens are allowed to buy military weapons why not the police? Some people are against the police having what they need until they need help and call the coppers yelling "Save me!"

biguglystick Jun 08, 2020 11:34 AM
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NO, it does NOT warrant a response of more than ten militarized units. It's an outrageous waste of taxpayer dollars. It's insanity. Look at all the weaponry these men come with. It doesn't take that many heavily armed cops to take down a subject, even a violent one. This is too much. It's been too much for a long time. We need police reform now. They are NOT military. They are civil servants, hired and paid for by US to keep the peace. They don't need all the high tech toys they are getting. STOP it. People are really waking up to what is happening.

biguglystick Jun 08, 2020 11:31 AM
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Soapbox, you are so right. Must be many cops here on EdHat downvoting the comments. It's an outrageous waste of taxpayer dollars and men. Ridiculous.

biguglystick Jun 08, 2020 11:30 AM
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Soapbox is 100% correct. WHY are people here so blind to the data, facts and research about over militarized police? The response with all the armory and military grade weaponry is over the top. We need to demiitarize them. I'm sorry, but conflict resolution does NOT require a military unit, which is exactly what these cops are trying to be. The cops are civil servants, hired and paid for by US to keep the peace. Look at that photo! I count 19 heavily armed men, a tactical trailer, and just out of the photo lens there is probably fire trucks and more. HOW much does this cost us taxpayers? And before you start with the "who is going to keep us safe?" argument, we do NOT need 20 men to calm one man down, even if that man is armed. Ugh. SO sick of police overkill.

SoapBox Jun 07, 2020 04:29 PM
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Research has shown that his type of military theater is more likely to escalate a violent situation. Research has also shown that the study that started the "domestic violence calls are the most dangers calls for police" myth, widely exaggerated the facts. Cops are statistically more likely to commit domestic violence than to be injured responding to it (sad fact to learn). That said, my condolences to this and all victims of domestic violence and I am glad the situation ended without further incident.

a-1591566816 Jun 07, 2020 02:53 PM
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How would you like them to respond to an attempted homocide? It takes additional units due to setting up a perimeter in the event an attempted homocide suspect runs, Crisis Negotiating Personnel etc. Domestic violence calls are the most dangerous calls for police officers to respond to. This suspect already showed an ability to murder. So this response is more than appropriate. Not to mention the detectives that have to investigate this crime to put this criminal behind bars. Tomorrow we could learn the woman doesn’t survive and now it is a homocide.

SoapBox Jun 07, 2020 01:03 PM
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Or, the prefect example of our typical over militarized response to community policing. I did not hear reports of any gunshots or threats to the neighborhood or civil unrest. A domestic assault with a deadly weapon deserves serious police intervention, but does it deserve a response of more than 10 units with military presence, riot gear and assault weapons?

Roger Jun 07, 2020 08:30 AM
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The only living being still in the apartment is a pit bull puppy in a back bedroom behind a closed door.

d8vanilla Jun 07, 2020 08:21 AM
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That explains the ZOOMING, SUPER SUPER FAST, (flooring it), of several Police vehicles, down my street, (San Andres), full sirens blasting, last night..... well, technically it would be early early morning.... .....Didn't wake me up, because I was still up.... The sirens stopped before they got to Carrillo street.

Roger Jun 07, 2020 12:30 PM
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Ka....I mean VANILLAD8 Never complains about the PD doing their jobs...

reloadSB Jun 07, 2020 12:25 PM
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Hopefully this is not complaining about the “super super fast” response as the woman was being beaten nearly to death

Roger Jun 07, 2020 08:13 AM
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Units around location evacuated Traffic to be blocked on Oceano..

Roger Jun 07, 2020 08:01 AM
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I Don't want to report play by play this is an in progress police incident please stay out of the area....

Roger Jun 07, 2020 07:47 AM
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Apparently the police are calling into the residence to voice male no one is picking up the phone.

Roger Jun 07, 2020 07:45 AM
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This incident started at around 2:30am in the area of Del Mar and Barranca with a man yelling in an apartment and a female transported to Cottage Hospital. Another Reported stated it involved a 415 Domestic an ADW and an attempt Homicide.

Roger Jun 07, 2020 07:40 AM
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Santa Barbara are on scene of a Stand Off in the area of Barranca and Del Mar people are sheltering in place.

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