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 , 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/
 
Tecumsehsbones
-1
#152
Quote: Originally Posted by tay View 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 , 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/

What's this BS? Roof was no terrorist. He was Making America Great Again!
 
Curious Cdn
#153
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View 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
 
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
 
spaminator
#172
Documents: After shooting, Dylann Roof went toward second black church | World |
 
spaminator
#173
Dylann Roof’s buddy Joey Meek gets over 2 years for lying to FBI
 
spaminator
#174
9 consecutive life sentences for Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof | World |
 
Tecumsehsbones
#175
The families can take comfort from the knowledge that it wasn't terrorism.
 
spaminator
#176
ROOF’S SISTER ARRESTED: Accused mass shooter’s sibling busted for allegedly possessing drugs, weapons at high school
Associated Press
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Published:
March 15, 2018
Updated:
March 15, 2018 9:13 PM EDT
Dylann Roof's Sister Arrested On Weapons Charges 0:52
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The sister of the man sentenced to die for killing nine people at a South Carolina church in 2015 has been arrested at her school and charged with bringing pepper spray, a knife and marijuana onto the campus.
Morgan Roof, 18, was arrested Wednesday at A.C. Flora High School after a school administrator contacted the school resource officer, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said in a news release.
This booking photo provided by Richland County, S.C. Public Information Office shows Morgan Roof. Roof, 18, was arrested Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at A.C. Flora High School after a school administrator contacted the school resource officer, and charged with two counts of carrying a weapon on school grounds and one count of simple possession of marijuana. She is the sister of Dylann Roof, who was sentenced to die for killing nine people at a South Carolina church in 20 (Richland County, S.C. Public Information Office via AP)
She is charged with two counts of carrying a weapon on school grounds and one count of simple possession of marijuana.
No one was hurt.
A judge set her bond at $5,000 and said she could not return to the school. She was screened for a public defender. It was not known if she has an attorney yet.
Investigators say Roof also posted a Snapchat about the National School Walkout day protest against gun violence that alarmed fellow students, but no charges were filed for that message.
Roof is accused of posting an alarming Snapchat.
A neighbour of the Roof family said Morgan Roof is a shy, kind teen who loves animals and never showed any unusual behaviour.
“I can even remember a few occasions where she would join us in the neighbourhood at the community pool and at cookouts in a racially diverse setting where there was never any signs of racism from her or anyone else,” Chris Slick told The Associated Press.
School principal Susan Childs posted a letter to parents on the school’s Twitter page explaining what occurred while students walked out to remember the 17 killed in the Parkland, Florida, Valentine’s Day school shooting.
“A student used social media to post a hateful message. The posting was not a threat, but was extremely inappropriate. That student was dealt with in a swift and severe manner as the posting caused quite a disruption,” Childs wrote.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued a statement Wednesday night praising school administrators and the sheriff’s department, saying a “potential tragedy” was avoided at the school.
This file photo taken on June 19, 2015 shows a Charleston County Sheriff booking photo of suspect Dylann Roof. AFP PHOTO
Dylann Roof was convicted of fatally shooting nine African-American parishioners at a Charleston church in 2015. A week before his sentencing in January 2017, Roof met with his family and told his sister he would invite her to his execution.
A video recording of one of the visits showed Roof’s sister trying to make small talk. Roof asked his sister what she wanted to do as a career, scoffing at the unoriginality of her dream to be a nurse. He told her that he no longer had to worry about making a living because he was in prison.
Roof’s sister smiled back. “You’re a professional dumbass,” she said.

http://mailchi.mp/floraeformation/ac...lds-mbfh7bevmq
Accused mass shooter
 
spaminator
#177
Appeals court: Victims of Dylann Roof mass shooting can sue U.S. over his gun purchase
Reuters
Published:
August 30, 2019
Updated:
August 30, 2019 4:32 PM EDT
Dylann Roof sits in the court room at the Charleston County Judicial Center to enter his guilty plea on murder charges in state court for the 2015 shooting massacre at a historic black church, in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., April 10, 2017.POOL New / REUTERS
A federal appeals court said on Friday that survivors of a 2015 mass shooting at a South Carolina church can sue the U.S. government over its alleged negligence in allowing Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used to kill nine African-Americans.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the government was not immune from liability under either the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) or the Brady Act to prevent handgun violence.
Friday’s decision by a three-judge panel revived 16 lawsuits that challenged lapses in how the government vetted prospective gun purchasers, including its management of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
The U.S. Department of Justice did not immediately respond to a request for comment. William Wilkins, a former chief judge of the 4th Circuit representing the victims, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
ROOF’S SISTER ARRESTED: Accused mass shooter’s sibling busted for allegedly possessing drugs, weapons at high school
White supremacist who bought gun for planned church attack pleads guilty
How U.S. mass shooters got their guns
Roof, a white supremacist, had been admitted to a Bible study session at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston on June 17, 2015, where he then used his .45-caliber Glock semiautomatic pistol in the shooting.
Victims said a proper background check would have shown that Roof had recently admitted to drug possession, which would have disqualified him from buying the gun from a federally licensed dealer two months earlier.
Chief Judge Roger Gregory wrote for the Richmond, Virginia-based appeals court that no one disputed that a proper check would have stopped Roof. But he said U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel in Charleston was wrong to dismiss the lawsuits on immunity grounds in June 2018, even as Gergel faulted the government’s “abysmally poor policy choices” in managing the background check system.
Gregory said the case turned on the NICS examiner’s alleged negligence in disregarding mandatory procedures that if followed would have uncovered Roof’s drug admission. “The government can claim no immunity in these circumstances,” he wrote.
Circuit Judge G. Steven Agee partially dissented, saying the government was not immune from Brady Act claims, but agreeing with Gergel that the FTCA case should have been dismissed.
Roof, now 25, was sentenced to death in January 2017 after being convicted on 33 federal counts related to the shooting, including hate crimes. He pleaded guilty three months later to state murder charges, and was sentenced to nine consecutive life terms without parole.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/app...s-gun-purchase
 
Curious Cdn
#178
So, the gun made him do it?

You mean, people don't kill people. Guns kill people?
 
taxslave
#179
Now there is a gift to lawyers.Probably more lucritive than the land claims industry in Canada.