Undoing The Segregation.

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The riot that trashed a Southern California prison and injured 175 inmates began with a fight between black and Hispanic gang members, a reminder of the difficulty of race relations behind bars. In America’s largest state prison system black, Hispanic, Asian and white gangs generally don’t mix. Last fall, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation began desegregating two prisons in the Sierra foothills. They are not yet fully integrated, and officials haven’t started on any other prisons. Also, powerful race-based gangs oppose integration and have threatened inmates who participate.

Calif. struggles to desegregate prisons – Race & ethnicity- msnbc.com.

Man Facing Jail Time, For Body Parts Scheme.

A California man, Ernest Nelson was convicted yesterday for slicing up cadavers donated to UCLA’s medical school and selling the parts to medical research companies. A scheme in which he netted about $1.5 million dollars, prosecutors say that Nelson and Henry Reid, the former director of UCLA’s Willed Body Program hatched the plan. He (Nelson) could face up to 12 years in prison, and ordered to pay $1.5 million back to UCLA.

Man faces jail in $1.5 million body parts scheme – Crime & courts- msnbc.com.

In a related story, this came up. Is this the new Black Market????

Gov. Schwarzenegger: Wash. needs Weed debate

A politician who listens to his people? After a state wide Field Poll indicated that about 56 percent of California voters support the idea of legalizing marijuana for recreational use and taxing it’s proceeds. This proposal is thought to generate 1.3 billion in revenue for the state, and improve public safety by redirecting law enforcement to more serious crimes. Ok, this could be the start of something big. I’m sure they’ll ruin it somehow. Peace.

Schwarzenegger: Calif. needs pot debate – Life- msnbc.com.