Not So Fast My Friend

As I shook my head at this headline from the Dallas Morning News today (how in the heck did that happen so often in Dallas?), I also had to tap the brakes when I read these sentences:

"Mr. Phillips also pleaded guilty to eight charges for sex crimes that police said at the time were committed by the same man who committed the rape . . . . [His new lawyer] said Mr. Phillips simply gave up and pleaded guilty to those charges."

That will make getting out of prison a very, very difficult proposition.