Well you lose some, you win some.
even as a murderous cop escapes justice in South Carolina, within the same state, the same can not be said for a murderous White supremacist. Dylann 'Storm' Roof was found guilty of all 33 federal criminal indictments against him on Thursday December 15th 2016.
I first covered the racially-motivated massacre/terrorist attack in Charleston, SC when it happened last year. You can review that entry: HERE. On June 17th 2015, [then] 21 year old Roof walked into a historically Black church and gunned down nine Black parishioners in cold blood. Roof then fled the scene, but was captured the next day. Roof is an avowed White Supremacist who had a particular fondness for Apartheid-era South Africa and White-ruled Rhodesia (now known as Zimbabwe). Roof had reportedly felt "emasculated" after an ex-girlfriend allegedly started dating a Black guy.
The name of the church where the horrific hate crimes took place is Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church. Here are the nine people murdered by Roof on that day:
Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, 54
Susie Jackson, 87
Ethel Lee Lance, 80
Depayne Middleton-Doctor, 49
Clementa C. Pinckney, 41
Tywanza Sanders, 26
Daniel Simmons, 74
Sharanda Coleman-Singleton, 45
Myra Thompson, 59
Roof chose to represent himself during trial. The jury (including three Blacks) took less than two hours to convict the terrorist of all 33 federal criminal charges. This includes 12 hate crimes charges, 12 counts of religious obstruction, and 9 counts of aggravated murder. Roof displayed no emotion as the verdict was read to him in court. One might find it ironic that Roof saw his victims as less than human - considering he himself is such a psychotic, cowardly monster. He would've made a stellar cop.
Dylann Roof, now 22, faces the death penalty. His next court appearance is scheduled for January 3rd. Roof is also facing state charges for his terrorist acts. Trial for his state crimes is scheduled to begin Jan. 17th. Prosecutors are also seeking the death penalty in that regard.