Why Government is Broke
- Up to 30 inmates at a Northern California jail threw punches at each other when a huge brawl broke out in front of security cameras installed only 24 hours earlier.
Santa Clara County Jail officials were about to hold a press conference announcing the installation of the cameras on the facility’s fourth-floor maximum-security cell-block when the fight broke out
And where did these new-fangled cameras come from that captured the entire incident on the tier?
- The jail installed 12 security cameras on Wednesday that Smith purchased with her own money at a Costco. She expects the $761 purchase to be reimbursed by the county, the station reported.
Smith went to Costco after being told it would cost $20 million and take two years to install security cameras throughout the jail and other lock-ups.
Because of course, these weren't "inmate-proof" minority-vendor approved after a fixed bidding process...but they seem to have worked just fine capturing the fight.