• Dylann Roof Aug 26

    Court Upholds Death Sentence for Church Shooter Dylann Roof

    A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and death sentence of a man on federal death row for the racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation

  • police brutality Jul 28, 2020

    Rep. Bass Confronts AG Barr Over Treatment of White Mass Murderers

    Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., confronted Attorney General William Barr during a hearing on Tuesday on the conflicting and unequal response by law enforcement to suspects based on their race. “The department is not doing enough to address issues of racism, bias and brutality in law enforcement, when someone who commits mass murder is calmly arrested and served Burger King while...

  • South Carolina Jun 18, 2020

    Charleston Officials to Remove Statue of Slavery Advocate

    Despite a South Carolina law protecting monuments, officials in the historic city of Charleston announced Wednesday that they plan to remove a statue of slavery advocate John C. Calhoun from a downtown square. Mayor John Tecklenburg announced he will send a resolution to the City Council to remove the statue at a news conference on the fifth anniversary of the…

  • Dylann Roof Feb 26, 2020

    Church Shooter Dylann Roof Staged Death Row Hunger Strike

    White supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof staged a hunger strike this month while on federal death row, alleging in letters to The Associated Press that he’s been verbally harassed and abused without cause” and “treated disproportionately harsh.”

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Oct 25, 2018

    Felicia Sanders on Surviving the Charleston Church Shooting

    Felicia Sanders has searched for a reason why she was one of only three survivors left after a white supremacist opened fire at her church in Charleston three years ago, killing her son, aunt and seven other African-American parishioners....
    She has carried the weight of those nine lives that were lost when 21-year-old Dylann Roof turned a Bible study gathering at...

  • Florida Mar 15, 2018

    Dylann Roof's Sister Accused of Bringing Weapons to School

    Deputies say the sister of church shooter Dylann Roof has been arrested for bringing drugs, pepper spray and a knife to her South Carolina school. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department tells WIS-TV 18-year-old Morgan Roof was arrested Wednesday after an administrator at A.C. Flora High School had contacted a school resource officer. Roof is charged with marijuana possession and two...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Apr 11, 2017

    Convicted Shooter Dylann Roof Gets 9 Life Sentences

    Dylann Roof, who was convicted and charged for shooting and killing nine people in a 2015 church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, received nine consecutive life sentences after he plead guilty to state murder charges Monday.

  • South Carolina Apr 11, 2017

    Charleston Church Shooter Pleads Guilty, Gets 9 Life Sentences

    Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was given nine consecutive life sentences in state prison after he pleaded guilty to state murder charges Monday, leaving him to await execution in a federal prison and sparing his victims and their families the burden of a second trial....
    Judge J.C. Nicholson imposed the sentences following a hearing in which church members and Roof’s...

  • prosecutor Mar 31, 2017

    Charleston Church Shooter to Plead Guilty to State Murder Charges

    Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is set to plead guilty to state murder charges, avoiding a second death sentence and effectively bringing to a close the prosecutions against him for the 2015 slaughter. Solicitor Scarlett Wilson told The Associated Press on Friday that Roof is scheduled to enter a guilty plea during a hearing on April 10 in...

  • JUDGE Mar 23, 2017

    Charleston Church Survivors' Lawsuits Can Keep Going: Judge

    A judge says Charleston church shooting survivors can continue pursuing lawsuits accusing the FBI of negligence they say enabled Dylann Roof to buy the gun used in the attack....
    U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel ruled Thursday....
    The FBI had sought to dismiss lawsuits filed by lawyers for three people who survived the attack and the estates of five slain inside Emanuel AME...

  • President Mar 21, 2017

    Friend of Dylann Roof Gets 27 Months; Failed to Report Plot

    The only person with whom Dylann Roof shared his plans to massacre worshippers at a South Carolina church has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for failing to report a crime and lying to the FBI. Joey Meek apologized Tuesday at sentencing in connection with Roof’s plans for a shooting attack that killed nine worshippers in June 2015 at...

  • JUDGE Feb 23, 2017

    After Shooting, Dylann Roof Went Toward 2nd Black Church, Documents Show

    The man convicted of killing nine worshippers during Bible study at a black church in 2015 drove toward a second black parish afterward, according to federal court documents unsealed Tuesday, but no one was there because that sanctuary’s class had been canceled.

  • JUDGE Jan 9, 2017

    Dylann Roof Puts Up No Defense Against Death Penalty

    After four days of testimony, prosecutors rested their death penalty case Monday against convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, calling more than two dozen people during the trial’s penalty phase. Most of the testimony consisted of heartwarming stories about each of the nine people Roof killed in the 2015 attack at Emanuel AME Church. Witnesses also talked about the heartrending...

  • JUDGE Dec 31, 2016

    Judge Denies Request to Delay Dylann Roof Hearing

    A federal judge quickly has denied a request to delay a competency hearing for the white man facing a possible death sentence in the killing of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church.

  • Attorney Nov 28, 2016

    Accused Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Can Act as His Own Attorney, Judge Says

    The white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church will act as his own attorney in his federal death penalty trial. Dylann Roof’s request Monday came against his lawyers’ advice, and U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel said he would reluctantly accept the 22-year-old’s “unwise” decision. Noted death penalty attorney David Bruck then slid over...

  • JUDGE Nov 25, 2016

    Accused SC Church Shooter Competent to Stand Trial: Judge

    A judge has ruled that Dylann Roof is competent to stand trial for the killing of nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church. Judge Richard Gergel made the ruling Friday after a two-day hearing behind closed doors earlier this week. The hearing was needed after Roof’s attorneys questioned earlier this month whether he could help them on the eve...

  • JUDGE Nov 9, 2016

    Judge Orders Competency Exam, Delaying Charleston Church Shooting Trial

    A judge announced Tuesday that he has ordered another competency exam for a white man charged with killing nine black parishioners at a Charleston church one day after halting jury selection because of a motion from defense attorneys. The exam for Dylann Roof is underway and should be finished by next week.

  • CONGRESS Jul 1, 2016

    Charleston Church Shooting Victims Sue FBI Over Gun Buy

    The FBI is being sued by survivors of the shooting inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, who say federal mistakes enabled Dylann Roof to buy the .45-caliber handgun he used. Lawyers for three people who survived the attack and the estates of five who were slain say the FBI negligently failed to conduct a thorough background check before Roof...

  • JUDGE Jun 13, 2016

    Prosecutors Oppose Bench Trial for Charleston Church Shooting Suspect

    Prosecutors have officially opposed a request by the man accused in the shooting deaths of nine parishioners at a South Carolina church that a judge, not a jury, decide his fate. In court documents filed Monday, attorneys for the federal government point out that their consent is needed before a defendant can waive a jury trial. Last week, attorneys for...

  • Minnesota Jan 3, 2020

    Florida Nightclub Attack Just the Latest US Mass Shooting

    A gunman took hostages and opened fire inside a crowded nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others before SWAT officers killed him, authorities said. Police Chief John Mina said the shooter had an assault-style rifle, a handgun and a “suspicious device” with him during the attack, which is being investigated as an act...

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