4 Shockingly Violent Cases Of Police Prejudices In America

4. Bloody Christmas

In an event that became known, rather chillingly, as “Bloody Christmas”, police officers in L.A. lauched a brutal and unprovoked attack on seven young men, five of whom were of Mexican descent. This event, which occurred on December 25th 1951, began with a  slight overindulgence in alcohol, both at a police Christmas party in the Central police station — at which around a hundred officers were in attendance — and at a bar in which the aforementioned seven men had met for a few beers. The police party received reports that there was under-age drinking happening in the bar in question, so two officers were dispatched to check things out. They encountered the seven men, all of whom produced valid identification when asked. Despite this, the officers forcibly ejected them from the bar, which led to a physical fight in the parking lot between the officers and the men. Several hours later, the officers went to the homes of all seven men and arrested them individually, putting them all in jail.
4. Bloody Christmas