We’d like to meet the people who thought this was a good idea in the first place and then put their faces in advertisements that say, “THIS IS WHY WE HAVE THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE BECAUSE THE LAST THING WE NEED IS TO GIVE CALIFORNIA MORE SAY IN GOVERNING AMERICA”:

WTF did they think would happen?

Nope, not satire:

From the AP:

But the greater liberty generated the same result at several state prisons: Gang members brawled in what critics labeled “gladiator fights” that they allege prison officials deliberately set up to get the inmates to fight.

The brawls led officials to stop the practice of trying to get the gang inmates to interact with each other in the prisons, Shaun Spillane, a spokesman for the corrections department’s inspector general, told the AP in an interview.

Prison officials “are kind of at the point where they realize this isn’t working. Rather than getting the same result, they’re putting their heads together and trying to come up with a new approach,” Spillane said.

The program is on hold so officials “can explore options to find a resolution to this and safely house these individuals,” said Terry Thornton, spokeswoman for the corrections department.

She denied that officials set up inmates up to fight.

Sheesh. It was so bad officials were accused of setting up the fights themselves? Take a bow, California. It will be hard for you guys to top this: