American Scene: Illegal immigrants’ anger over food spurs prison riot
JACKSON — A deadly riot at a prison for illegal immigrants in Mississippi was started by a group of Mexican inmates angry about what they considered poor food and medical care and disrespectful guards, according to an FBI agent’s affidavit.
One guard was killed and 20 people were injured in the May 20 riot at the privately run Adams County Correctional Facility in Natchez, which holds illegal immigrants convicted of crimes in the United States.
Correction officer Catlin Carithers was beaten to death during the riot, which officials have said involved as many as 300 inmates and left the prison badly damaged.
Gag order remains in theater shooting
DENVER — The judge in the deadly Colorado theater shooting case refused Monday to lift a gag order that prevents the University of Colorado from releasing information about former graduate student and suspect James Holmes.
The former Ph.D. student at the university is accused of going on a shooting rampage July 20 at the midnight showing of the new Batman movie in suburban Denver, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others.
Officials cite malpractice in abortion clinic deaths
PHILADELPHIA — Prosecutors pursuing a Philadelphia abortion doctor charged with killing a patient and seven babies want the jury to hear evidence he allegedly ran a “pill mill” and let unskilled workers practice medicine, saying breaking the law was “standard operating procedure” for him.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s attorney hopes to keep any such evidence out of his March murder trial. Dr. Gosnell, 71, faces a second trial on federal drug charges, which allege he distributed painkillers like candy at his busy West Philadelphia clinic.
City prosecutors say the deaths were no accident, but the result of dangerous medical practices that went on for decades at his Women’s Medical Center.
Warm seawater forces nuclear plant shutdown
HARTFORD | Connecticut’s nuclear-power plant shut down one of two units on Sunday because seawater used to cool down the plant is too warm.