☕ Morning fam,
It’s all going to shit. Kim Gardner, the Circuit Attorneys Office, prosecutors leaving, police officers fleeing the department in droves, high violent crime and record homicides, murderers getting soft plea deals and cases dismissed, if any time at all. The mayor is battling with the Board of Aldermen, the county exec is battling with the county council, both using delta covid to distract from mounting scandals. Now this, the third incident in a year,
“In the video, it’s not clear why detainees start exiting their cells. The corrections officers leave for a time and then return with backup. A fight or disturbance of some kind seems to break out at 1:53 p.m. By about 2:30 p.m., the situation appears to be back under control and officers go back to their post.
An hour later, the detainees start coming out of their cells again. Things escalate when corrections officers come in and a detainee appears to say, “let’s riot, man.”
By about 4 p.m., the officers abandon their stations and the detainees are left alone. They gather around the control panel, seeming to watch videos then they begin moving furniture and talk about blocking up the toilets. Finally someone start to try to block the video and by 4:08 p.m., the camera is mostly obstructed. You could still hear very loud noises and see equipment being tossed around.
The video doesn’t show how it all gets back under control but city officials confirm pepper spray was used.”
The Justice Center is overcrowded and understaffed. It’s only a matter of time.