7 Injured in LA Jail Brawl Involving 78 Inmates

San Francisco Chronicle, July 25, 2012

Authorities say seven inmates were taken to the hospital after being injured in a racially-charged brawl at a downtown Los Angeles jail.


County sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker says four inmates began fighting, leading to a brawl that divided 78 inmates in a housing pod along racial lines.

Deputies used pepper spray and sting balls to quell the fight, which lasted about 15 minutes.

The inmates who were taken to the hospital suffered minor to moderate injuries. Some others were treated for exposure to pepper spray.


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  • Sloppo

    Prison managers could eliminate an enormous amount of violent conflict by instituting racial segregation.  Instead, an enormous number of people in prison are beaten, raped, and/or murdered in incidents which could have been easily prevented.  White prisoners learn what it means to live as a minority among a majority of blacks and hispanics and it isn’t like what they show in those diversity advertisements.

    • The__Bobster


      The dangerous lack of contact between the real world and the Justices/clerks was evident in last week’s Johnson v. California decision.

      An inmate named Garrison S. Johnson, a member of the black street gang The Crips, has long been amusing himself via the popular prison hobby of jailhouse lawyering. He sued to ban the California Department of Corrections’ policy of temporarily matching new and transferred prisoners as cellmates based on ethnicity until their propensity for racial violence can be evaluated. After 60 days, prisoners are generally allowed to pick their own cellmates.

      This murderer’s nuisance suit has now been upheld by the Supreme Court. It returned the case to a lower court with instructions to impose “strict scrutiny” on California’s policy of short-term racial segregation (i.e., outlaw it).

      In her majority opinion, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor asserted:

      “In the prison context, when the government’s power is at its apex, we think that searching judicial review of racial classifications is necessary to guard against invidious discrimination.”

      • Sloppo

        Perhaps Ms O’Connor should spend a year as an inmate in prison with a black male majority (because we all know sexual discrimination is just as bad as racial).  It would be the most educational year of her life if she would survive.  Maybe it should be part of the academic curriculum for every federal judge’s educational process and that educational phase could be called “Introduction to Reality 101”.

  • Hirene

    I only wish those judges who force people into dangerous situations due to their weird notions of equal rights would some day be on the receiving end of their decisions.

  • JackKrak

    “…divided….along racial lines”

    So was it the Swedes against the Koreans, then?

    • JohnEngelman

      I laughed out loud at this. 

  • JohnEngelman

    There is no mention of the races involved. My guess is that the fighting pitted blacks against Hispanics. 

    • Anonymous

      Yep.  They wanted to pin this on white neo nazi types harrassing “poor wrongly convicted blacks who were just minding their own business.”   God, I get sick of this liberal media.

  • Shawn_thefemale

    And this is news?