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Friend of Dylann Roof Sentenced for Role in Charleston Shooting

A man who brushed off Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof’s, plan to murder nine African-American worshipers was sentenced to 27 months in prison, officials say. The Post and Courier reports that 22-year-old Joey Meek will appear in downtown U.S. District Court. The Lexington County resident was facing up to eight years in prison after pleading guilty

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Why I’m Not Cheering Dylan Roof’s Death Sentence

I was sitting at my desk when I saw the headline flash across the computer screen: “Verdict in Charleston Church Case.” A rush of heat ran through my body as I didn’t know what to expect. A White man in South Carolina shooting and killing nine Black members of the church should be an open

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What #Charleston & #PulseOrlando Taught Us

Senseless violence is the articulation of evil, and evil is never at a loss for words. After what is now the deadliest mass shooting in United States history, the nation stands with Orlando as the city recovers from a tragedy that occurred this past Sunday at Pulse, a popular gay nightclub that left 49 dead

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Charleston Shooter to Face Death Penalty

The state prosecutor in charge of trying Dylann Roof in what authorities have said was the racially motivated killing of nine black people inside of a Charleston church spoke to the families of victims about how Roof should be punished, but said the ultimate decision rested in her hands. Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said Thursday Roof’s

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White Silence Kills 9 in Charleston

Black people cannot change the hearts and minds of White racists, and we have exhausted ourselves beyond measure trying. We have spent years praying, marching, fighting, running, hiding, crying, attempting to prove that we were good enough, Christian enough, human enough to exist in a country to which we were forced to come as chattel—really,

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