View Full Version : 1 Dead, More Than 100 Injured as Blacks and Hispanics Brawl in California Prison

02-05-2006, 04:51 PM
Nearly 2,000 inmates rioted at a Southern California jail, throwing mattresses and banging heads against bunk beds, in an uproar that officials said stemmed from racial tensions....

02-05-2006, 06:38 PM
gotta love political correctness:

"It is illegal to segregate inmates based on race or ethnicity, but legal advisers said it can be done in emergency situations, Jones said."

02-06-2006, 12:13 PM
Well, it's probably an oversimplification of multiple issues. We have the constitutional rights (13th Amendment, etc.) of the inmates to consider in the greater context of DOC operations, and there are special considerations during critical operations, i.e. riots, etc.
It is difficult to weigh situations properly when the PC'ers have their thumbs on the scale.