9 Blacks killed in church. Cops looking for White guy


tay
#151
The man who gave terrorist/mass killer Dylann Storm Roof a deserved azz whoopin’ is talking about how it all went down now that he’s out jail after being bonded out by folks appreciative of his efforts, shall we say.

In an exclusive interview with BlackCollective.com (external - login to view), Dwayne Stafford says he had conversations with Roof, and the two had talked enough that the corrections officers did not consider him to be a threat to Roof.

https://www.eurweb.com/2016/08/dwayn...ann-roof-bond/ (external - login to view)
 
Tecumsehsbones
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#152
Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

The man who gave terrorist/mass killer Dylann Storm Roof a deserved azz whoopin’ is talking about how it all went down now that he’s out jail after being bonded out by folks appreciative of his efforts, shall we say.

In an exclusive interview with BlackCollective.com (external - login to view), Dwayne Stafford says he had conversations with Roof, and the two had talked enough that the corrections officers did not consider him to be a threat to Roof.

https://www.eurweb.com/2016/08/dwayn...ann-roof-bond/ (external - login to view)

What's this BS? Roof was no terrorist. He was Making America Great Again!
 
Curious Cdn
#153
Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

What's this BS? Roof was no terrorist. He was Making America Great Again!

SOMEBODY has to make America safe from Hillary!
 
tay
#154
Dylann Roof has been declared competent to stand trial.

Judge Gergel made the declaration around 9:30 a.m. Friday. The jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday.

Roof, 22, has been federally indicted on 33 counts related to nine murders in the June 2015 killings, some of those charges drawing on hate crime laws. Authorities say he walked into a Wednesday night Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and opened fire.

With the shootings, Roof intended to boost racial tensions, according to federal officials. Instead, the shooting left the nation aghast that worshippers were slaughtered in a house of God and touched off questions about “lone wolf” shooters, race relations and the nature of forgiveness.

South Carolina lawmakers answered by ridding its statehouse grounds of the Confederate flag.

Roof in August had sought to avoid execution by offering to plead guilty and accepting a sentence that would ensure he would never leave prison. That bid was rejected by prosecutors

That the attack happened in an African-American church and Charleston’s response is no small consideration as Roof faces the death penalty, said Ken Gaines, law professor at the University of South Carolina.

“Where there is a strong religious black community, the notion of forgiveness is taken seriously to let a higher power deal with it, rather than people. Down there in the Lowcountry, it would be something that would be a strong principle,” Gaines said. “He’s looking for mercy from the very people he was perpetrating his crime against. Isn’t that odd? That may be his best hope not to get lethal injection.”

Charleston shooter, Dylann Roof, declared competent to stand trial | WCNC.com (external - login to view)
 
spaminator
#155
Judge: Defendant competent to stand trial in South Carolina church shooting
Jeffrey Collins, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Friday, November 25, 2016 02:18 PM EST | Updated: Friday, November 25, 2016 06:55 PM EST
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Friday.
U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel’s decision clears the way for jury selection to restart Monday in the hate-crimes trial of 22-year-old Dylann Roof.
The judge had delayed the process of narrowing the final jury pool on Nov. 7 when Roof’s lawyers suggested their client either didn’t understand the charges against him or couldn’t properly help them with his defence. The lawyers did not say what led them to question Roof’s fitness for trial.
Roof is charged in federal court with hate crimes, obstruction of religion and other counts in connection with the June 17, 2015 attack at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. He could face the death penalty if convicted.
The decision came after Gergel wrapped up a hastily called two-day hearing to determine if Roof is mentally fit to stand trial.
The judge said he took the rare step of keeping the hearing closed to the public and media because Roof made statements to a psychologist that might not be legal to use at his trial and could taint potential jurors.
The judge said Friday that he refrained from releasing a transcript of the hearing for the same reason, reversing an earlier pledge to release a redacted transcript. Family members of the victims have complained about the secrecy surrounding the proceedings, but Gergel maintains that the steps he has taken are to ensure that Roof receives a fair trial and that pre-trial exposure doesn’t provide grounds for an appeal.
At Roof’s competency hearing, Gergel heard testimony from psychologist James Ballenger and four other unnamed witnesses and reviewed sworn statements from three others, the judge wrote in his order.
Roof also has already been found competent in state court, where prosecutors plan a second death penalty trial on nine counts of murder.
According to police, Roof sat through nearly an hour of prayer and Bible study at the church with its pastor and 11 others before pulling a gun from his fanny pack near the end of the class and firing dozens of shots.
Roof hurled racial insults at the six women and three men he is charged with of killing and the three people left alive, authorities said. He said he left the three unharmed so they could tell the world the shootings were because he hated black people.
Judge: Defendant competent to stand trial in South Carolina church shooting | Wo
 
spaminator
#156
Judge: Church shooting suspect can act as his own attorney
Meg Kinnard, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 12:07 PM EST | Updated: Monday, November 28, 2016 03:58 PM EST
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a church was allowed Monday to act as his own attorney, opening the door to courtroom spectacles at his death penalty trial, including Dylann Roof questioning survivors of the attack and relatives of the dead.
Roof’s decision to represent himself comes months after he offered to plead guilty in exchange for the promise of life in prison. But federal prosecutors have refused to take the death penalty off the table in the slayings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Until now, Roof has been represented by one of the nation’s most respected capital defenders.
He joins a long line of high-profile defendants who acted as their own attorneys, often with poor results. Serial killer Ted Bundy, Beltway sniper John Allen Muhammed and Army Major Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 people at the Fort Hood military base in Texas, ended up with death sentences.
After firing their lawyers, Long Island Rail Road shooter Colin Ferguson was sentenced to 200 years in prison, and 9-11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui was sent away for life.
Defendants who act as their own lawyers generally want to bring attention to their causes and publicize their actions. That almost always runs counter to the advice of lawyers, who urge them not to incriminate themselves.
“They think they have a message and that’s unfortunately what leads to these crimes in the first place,” said New York attorney Tiffany Frigenti, author of an article called “Flying Solo Without a License: The Right of Pro Se Defendants to Crash and Burn” for her law school journal.
Pro se representation can also lead to uncomfortable courtroom encounters between defendants and their victims or those victims’ families if they are questioned by the very person who is accused of shattering their lives.
“It can seem beneficial. Nobody believes in your cause and case more than you,” Frigenti said. “But it only works that way in very rare cases — usually appeals.”
With Roof acting in his own defence, there is plentiful opportunity for explosive or awkward courtroom moments. Just hours after his arrest, some of the victims’ relatives attended Roof’s initial court appearance and said they forgave him and would pray for him. If he continues as his own lawyer, Roof could end up questioning those same family members in court.
In approving Roof’s request to act as his own lawyer, U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel also appointed his defence team to stay on as standby counsel, available for advice and assistance throughout the trial. That team includes celebrated death penalty attorney David Bruck, who slid down one seat and let Roof take the lead chair after the judge’s order Monday.
Known as a hard-charging lawyer with deep opposition to the death penalty, Bruck’s record is mixed. He kept Susan Smith off South Carolina’s death row for sending her car into a lake with her two children strapped inside, but he could not keep a federal jury from sentencing Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death last year.
Roof’s motion came the same day jury selection resumed in the case, a process halted Nov. 7 after lawyers for Roof questioned his ability to understand the case against him. After a hasty two-day competency hearing, Gergel last week ruled that Roof was competent to stand trial.
Roof has also been found competent in state court, where prosecutors plan a second death-penalty trial on nine counts of murder.
During the juror qualification, Roof sat at the defence table occasionally conferring with Bruck. He registered few objections to jurors, agreeing with Gergel about a man’s statements that the crime being in a church made it more worrisome to him and also saying a woman’s death penalty views made her a good juror. Otherwise, Roof sat in his chair, sometimes looking at papers spread out before him.
Beginning Monday, 20 potential jurors per day are reporting to the courthouse for individual questioning by the judge. When 70 qualified jurors are picked, attorneys can use strikes to dismiss those they don’t want, until 12 jurors and six alternates are seated.
According to police, Roof sat through nearly an hour of prayer and Bible study at the church with its pastor and 11 others before pulling a gun from his fanny pack and firing dozens of shots.
Roof shouted racial insults at the six women and three men he is charged with killing and at the survivors, authorities said. He said he left three people unharmed so they could tell the world the shootings were because he hated black people.
Judge: Church shooting suspect can act as his own attorney | World | News | Toro
 
spaminator
#157
'I'm sorry'; Dylann Roof's mom suffered heart attack at his murder trial | World
 
spaminator
#158
'Well, I killed them, I guess'; Dylann Roof chuckled during church mass shooting
 
spaminator
#159
Dylann Roof told FBI he wanted to kill blacks because he believed they rape whit
 
spaminator
#160
Accused shooter had list of other black churches in his car | World | News | Tor
 
Johnnny
+1
#161
This guy needs to be locked up and have the key thrown in the ocean.
 
spaminator
#162
'Please answer. Oh, God': Charleston church shooting case ends with 911 call, co
 
spaminator
#163
'This defendant chose to take their lives': Jurors convict church shooter Dylann
 
spaminator
#164
Life in prison or death only options for Dylann Roof | World | News | Toronto Su
 
Remington1
+1
#165
If he does not get the death penalty, he will have to life the rest of his life in the hole. No way, no how this little white sh#tf#ce will be roaming free in jail without getting killed.
 
Johnnny
+2
#166
I say life in prison in general population.
 
spaminator
#167
'Daddy’s dead?': Chilling 911 call played at Dylann Roof's sentencing trial | Wo
 
spaminator
#168
FBI: Roof displaying racist symbols even during trial | World | News | Toronto S
 
spaminator
#169
'I still feel like I had to do it'; Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof senten
 
spaminator
#170
Convicted church shooter Dylann Roof wants a new trial | World | News | Toronto
 
spaminator
#171
'I got the heart to do that s---'; White supremacist bought gun for Dylan-Roof-t
 
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