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Federal Prosecutors Will Seek the Death Penalty for Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof

"The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision," said Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Helen Donahue
5.24.16
americas

FBI Arrests Friend of Accused Charleston Shooter, Dylann Roof

Authorities believe Joseph Meek may have known in advance about Roof's plans to commit a racist massacre in Charleston, but did not notify law enforcement.
Reuters and VICE News
9.18.15
crime & drugs

Dylann Roof Is Willing to Plead Guilty in Charleston Massacre Case, Says Lawyer

Dylann Roof initially intended to plead guilty at his arraignment in July, but his lawyers decided to wait until US prosecutors announced whether they planned to pursue the death penalty.
Reuters and VICE News
9.16.15
crime & drugs

Dylann Roof Will Face the Death Penalty When He Goes on Trial

"This was the ultimate crime," the South Carolina prosecutor pursuing the case against Roof remarked, "and justice from our state calls for the ultimate punishment."
VICE News
9.3.15
politics

'It's the Right Thing to Do': South Carolina Senate Votes to Remove Confederate Flag From Capitol

South Carolina's State Senate has voted 37-3 in favor of a bill to remove a Confederate battle flag that has flown on the grounds of the State Capitol for more than 50 years.
Liz Fields
7.6.15
Stuff

What Dylann Roof’s Desire to Ally With 'Very Racist' Asians Actually Means​

The mass murderer's model-minority "respect" is entirely of a piece with hate crimes against black people—another hissing head on the hydra of racism.
Tony Tulathimutte
6.24.15
americas

Confederate Flag Debate Heats Up as Major Retailers Drop Merchandise From Shelves

Sears and Walmart have announced removal of Confederate flag merchandise from stores, while a Mississippi lawmaker has called for the emblem's removal from the state's flag.
VICE News
6.23.15
politics

South Carolina Governor Calls for Confederate Flag to be Removed From Statehouse Grounds

"Right now my strategy is to scream a lot because my friend is dead,” Brannon said. “Sen. Pinckney's death and the death of eight others, that has to move us to do the right thing.”
Tess Owen
6.22.15
Stuff

​Smiling Faces, Terrible Racists: The Dangerous Culture of White Possession in the Carolinas

The horrific murders are tragic, but they're not surprising. You could even say they're just the latest in South Carolina's long history of violence and hate.
James Yeh
6.21.15
News

What Racist Skinheads in Prison Think About Dylann Roof

The alleged South Carolina church shooter has very few fans, but at least some racist inmates are ready to idolize him for killing nine people on Wednesday.
Seth Ferranti
6.19.15
americas

Calls to Remove Confederate Flag Follow South Carolina Murders

The historically divisive flag is still flying high on the grounds of the state's capitol, in spite of the racially motivated killing of 9 black churchgoers on Wednesday.
Liz Fields
6.19.15
News

Everything We Know So Far About the 21-Year-Old Who Allegedly Committed the South Carolina Church Shooting

Dylann Storm Roof was arrested in North Carolina Thursday after a horrific act of racially charged terrorism left nine people dead a night earlier.
Allie Conti
6.18.15