The failings of knife control are as predictable as the failings of gun control. Even in a place where everything is controlled and all weapons are strictly forbidden. A lesson from a South Carolina prison:
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for about seven hours over territory and money, leaving seven of them dead in the worst U.S. prison riot in a quarter-century, officials said Monday. An inmate who witnessed the violence told The Associated Press that bodies were “literally stacked on top of each other.”
At least 17 prisoners were seriously injured at Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina prisons chief Bryan Stirling said. The first fight started in a dorm about 7:15 p.m. Sunday and appeared to be contained before suddenly starting in two other dorms. Cellphones helped stir up the trouble, and state officials urged the federal government to change a law and allow them to block the signals from prisoners’ phones.
Criminals gonna criminal. And if they can’t get weapons, they make them. Someone pass this along to the Khan Man.
Temporal proximity raises speculation: will SC be the target of Young Hogg’s next bullying session?