Independent journalist shot by police with pepper balls in San Diego

January 9, 2021
Independent journalist James Stout said he was shot with pepper balls by police while covering a protest in San Diego, California, on Jan. 9, 2021.Demonstrators gathered in the city’s Pacific Beach neighborhood for a rally in support of President Donald Trump, and counter-protesters massed nearby in opposition to Trump, KPBS reported. At around 2:30 p.m., after bottles, rocks and eggs were thrown at officers, the San Diego Police Department declared an unlawful assembly, according to the report.Stout told the U.S.