Thanks to Puggg for alerting me to this story.
FBI, Jackson County investigate injuries to inmates at hands of jail guards
Jackson County and the FBI are investigating four recent cases of inmates who were allegedly physically abused by guards at the county jail. Both probes seek to learn whether they were isolated instances or part of a pattern indicating a broken system that needs reform.
Injuries to four male inmates ranged from bruises and stitches to a man who suffered multiple fractures, including a broken neck, when a guard or guards used excessive force after the man was restrained.
Four guards thought to have caused those injuries in separate incidents are no longer on the county payroll. All were members of the jail’s elite Critical Incident Response Team, which is called in when inmates cause disturbances.
Officials would not say whether they were fired or left of their own accord.
They said there was no racial pattern to the attacks. Two of the victims are black and two are white. Three of the guards are black and one is white.
In this case, it wasn’t racial, and mostly likely not what these guard on inmate brutality situations really are, gang bangs. That’s right, many of these black guards are as ganged up as the inmates, and use the opportunity of their official power to whack an inmate from a rival gang. This is why a lot of these Federal or state investigations of jail and prison guard abuse wind up going into the rabbit hole, because they find out that the black guards are in gangs, and they don’t want to endanger affirmative action in this area.