Am I Supposed To Feel A Certain Way About Former Nebraska Star, Lawrence Philips, Killing His Cellmate In Prison?
Yahoo Sports- Phillips is being investigated for murdering his cell mate in Kern Valley State Prison, according to Jason Galvin of KGET television. According to Galvin and confirmed by TMZ, Phillips is suspected of murdering Damion Soward, a 37-year-old who was serving 82 years to life for first-degree murder, on Saturday morning. Phillips is serving 31 years in prison in California for attacking his girlfriend and driving his car into three teens.
I've always thought there was such thing as situational crime. Most states legislate gun possession while it's as common as having a penis and a pulse in Arizona. In Seattle smoking certain narcotics is just considered an appetizer. In Indiana a gay person sitting in a primarily Christian establishment is considered a crime, while the rest of the country just calls that 'modern society'. I'm pretty sure murder, when it happens inside a prison, is just considered an occupational hazard. Am I really supposed to be surprised that a place that houses all the thieves, murderers, and rapists in a particular region isn't exactly the safest place to be? Don't people get raped in prison all the time? Got to imagine there's quite a bit of stealing and murdering going on as well.
Excuse me if I don't shed any tears for the deceased. We aren't talking about a guy that was serving 90 days for getting within 100 yards of a 'Chuckie Cheese', or a couple of years for drug possession. We are talking about a guy whose sentence ranged from 82 years to life for committing the exact same crime he fell victim too. What's that thing they tell terrible people to look out for? Starts with a K....Oh yeah! Karma! Heard she's a real bitch. Hope Philips learned his lesson and doesn't try to beat her like his last girlfriend.
Isn't everyone always crying about over population of inmates? If we aren't going to up the frequency of the death penalty, there is only one way to resolve that issue. Have the inmates kill each other off. Prison seems like the perfect place for a reality based 'Celebrity Death Match'. Less D-list celebrities, more cage matches. Sold. A little phenomenon I call killing two birds with one cell. The guy who has a 99% chance of spending his life in prison would make a hell of a headliner. Looks like Philips needs a new roommate. Send him the next life sentence you can get your hands on. Let's grease the wheels on this rotating door. Survival of the fittest and these days the confines of the penitentiary are looking a little small.