Los Angeles, CA. This six minute video blog features exclusive footage of prisoners rioting in the Pitchess Detention Center, L. A. County jail system. Inmates are shown fighting fiercely, throwing mattresses, chairs, bed frames and makeshift weapons.
Also featured in the video blog is L. A County Sheriff Leroy Baca, Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona and the late L. A. County Sheriff Sherman Block. All three Sheriffs are on record as to what they feel is responsible for massive over-crowding of jails and racial unrest among the inmates.
Reasons cited by the Sheriffs for the violence are:
- Budget shortfalls causing staffing shortages.
- Growing numbers of criminal illegal immigrants.
- Conflict of local and U.S. Immigration law enforcement.
- Revolving door policies allowing 70% of illegal criminal aliens to return to U.S.