Charleston Church Shooting

Charleston Church Shooting

6. the amendment: Thou Shall not Kill”

 

A shooting that took place around 9 p.m. on June 17, 2015, at the Emanuel AME Church on Calhoun Street, as a meeting was taking place. As a result, nine people have died. Charleston PD Chief Greg Mullen said, “I do believe it was a hate crime.” The suspect is identified as white, clean-shaven, male  a slim build, approximately 21 years old, who was wearing a gray sweatshirt, jeans, and boots And his name Dylann Roof. An Associated Press reporter on the scene says police helicopters with searchlights circled overhead in the area, as a group of pastors prayed across the street for it was a lamentable day for everyone.

The nine people who were shot were senior pastor, state senator Clementa C. Pinckney. The tenth victim however, survived. The morning after the attack police have arrested the suspect Dylann Roof in Shelby, North Carolina. Who later confessed on killing the nine people hoping to start a race war. A website apparently published by Roof a myriad of pieces, including a manifesto detailing his beliefs on race, as well as several photographs showing him posing with emblems associated with white supremacy. Roof’s photos of the Confederate battle flag triggered debate on its modern display.

I have visited South Carolina for vacation in Hilton Head Island. We visited Charleston, South Carolina for two days. And surprisingly enough we visited the church itself a year before the event. It is a nice place. It is filled with history itself, and a nice atmosphere to it. The people there were nice and welcoming. I got to church in Granger. Hope to never have the shootout happen to us. In our church we also have a Black priest who is a very nice and interesting priest. Also cross from the entrance of the church there is a house that has the confederate flag hanging there. I don’t believe they are racist but one really never knows now do they?

 

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