By Tom Knighton
Last month, I wrote about a mass killing in South Carolina that the national media completely ignored. Why was it ignored? Because the murder weapon was something other than a gun.
Well, now the state is home to yet another mass casualty event that the national media has barely noted. This time, it was in the one place you can generally be sure there aren’t any guns. This time, it was in a prison.
Seven inmates were killed during fights that lasted more than seven hours at a South Carolina prison Sunday night and into Monday morning, according to officials.
At least six emergency agencies responded to a “mass casualty incident” at Lee Correctional Institution in Lee County that resulted in the seven inmate deaths and 17 other inmates requiring medical attention, the S.C. Department of Corrections announced early Monday morning.
Though most of the autopsies have yet to be performed, it appears that many of the prisoners died from stabbing or slashing wounds from “shanks,” Lee County Coroner Larry Logan said. The official cause of death will not be determined until after the autopsies.
As of about 9 a.m. Monday, all of the deceased but one had been …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms