We do not recommend that you engage yourself with any of the pro-seal activists that frequent The Children's Pool, as in the past, some have been known to be a physical and potential false litigation threat.
You can identify an activist as they typically cluster around the t-shirt selling operation at the top of the stairs and are performing unauthorized beach patrols on the sand. They will often attempt to offer false information, ie., that they are associated with federal and state enforcement agencies such as the California Department of Fish and Game. They will use this false color of authority to intimidate beachgoers from walking on the sand or enjoying access to the ocean.
General recommendations if confronted:
- Ask them to identify themselves and show a badge authorization or driver license. Keep in mind false IDs have been presented and individuals have been arrested for this behavior in the past.
- Do not allow the activists to engage you in a conversation. Peaceably deflect them.
- If you feel threatend CALL THE POLICE! 619-531-2000 In 2004 an pro-seal activist attacked a 55 year old stroke victim with a stun gun. Arguments with these activists can be very heated and we do not recommend that one participates in a confrontation.
- If an activist does claim to be an enforcement official and they do not have a badge, call the enforcement agency they claim to be with and REPORT the incident. Try to get a photograph of the individual as well.