Prison guards, police warned of possible ‘Black August’ attacks

Prison guards, police warned of possible ‘Black August’ attacks
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An urgent bulletin is going out to law enforcement Wednesday, warning of a new threat of attacks against officers on the street and in prisons.

It has to do with what’s called Black August.

A reporter for KGO-TV – KABC’s sister station in San Francisco – obtained the bulletin from a law enforcement source.

The bulletin from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Sacramento Intelligence Unit and the FBI’s National Gang Intelligence Center warns of increased risk for violence against prison guards and police officers during Black August.

The prison gang Black Guerilla Family started Black August in the 1970s to honor fallen members.

One of the most prominent, Hugo Pinell, served 46 years in solitary confinement after a San Francisco rape conviction, and after killing a prison guard and slashing the throats of two other guards who survived during an escape attempt in 1971.

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