Delaware: Prisoners Beat and Kidnap Guards, and Take Over Their Prison Because They Don't Like Trump
Under the category, "Can't make this sh-t up" we have murderers, rapists, car thieves, drug addicts (add your own categories) taking over a prison and citing they are "concerned about the leadership" in this country.
From Yahoo News:
SMYRNA, Del. (AP) -- Inmates at a Delaware prison took four corrections department workers hostage Wednesday, a move the inmates told a local newspaper was due to concerns about their treatment and the leadership of the United States.
The hostage situation drew dozens of officers and law enforcement vehicles to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna and prompted a statewide lockdown of all prisons.
One hostage was released Wednesday afternoon and another was released hours later, leaving authorities negotiating into the evening for the last two being held. A
preliminary investigation suggests the disturbance began around 10:30 a.m. when a correctional officer inside Building C, which houses over 100 inmates, radioed for immediate assistance, Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said. Other officers responded to help, and the employees were taken hostage, he said.
Bratz initially said five employees were taken hostage, but authorities at a later news conference said the number had been revised to four after one person thought to be among the hostages was found in another part of the prison. Robert Coupe, secretary of the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security, said 27 inmates also had left the building over the course of the evening.
Authorities don't know "the dynamics of the takeover" or whether those inmates had been held against their will, Coupe said. One of the freed employees was taken to a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, authorities said. The condition of the second wasn't immediately available.
Earlier in the day, inmates reached out to The News Journal in Wilmington in two phone calls to explain their actions and make demands. Prisoners funneled the calls to the paper with the help of one inmate's fiancee and another person's mother. The mother told the paper her son was among the hostages.
In that call, an inmate said their reasons "for doing what we're doing" included "Donald Trump. Everything that he did. All the things that he's doing now. We know that the institution is going to change for the worse."