Tuesday, February 28, 2006

About 1,800 inmates at California's San Quentin State Prison are on lockdown after a racially motivated riot

Associated Press:

Officials say about 40 Hispanic and black inmates began fighting in the exercise yard Saturday afternoon following a Black History Month event.

A prison spokesman calls it a "planned assault" by the Hispanic prisoners. One inmate was injured and at least four homemade knives were found.

Earlier this month, 16 inmates were injured in another racially motivated riot at San Quentin, in which prisoners used weapons made from razors, pens and bed springs.

More than 100 inmates have been injured and two killed in a series of racially motivated brawls this month in the Los Angeles County jail system.

Another failure of racial integration.


At 1:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Another failure of racial integration."

On two levels, the other being how a formerly 90+% majority white America now has, in addition to a stubborn black criminal underclass, a large and growing Hispanic one as well. As these prison riots attest, it's also apparent they don't much like each other.

At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the Hispanic population grows at a faster rate than the black one, we should expect to see more of this sort of violence in the future, not just in our jails but in the schools as well.

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