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Jurors Cry During Victim Testimony at Dylann Roof Sentencing

The second day in the sentencing trial of convicted Charleston parishioner killer Dylann Roof was an emotional one for jurors who heard testimony from the families and friends that lost loved ones. Both jurors and court staff cried while hearing testimony from the victims of those murdered.

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Convicted Killer Dylann Roof Faces Sentencing

Acting as his own attorney, Dylann Roof, the killer of nine black parishioners in Charleston, South Carolina faced the jurors on Wednesday who will decide whether he is given the death penalty or life in prison.

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Court: Dylann Roof Can Act as His Own Attorney

The judge presiding over the case of the alleged shooter in the murder of nine worshipers at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church has ruled the defendant may represent himself in his criminal trial. Prosecutors are asking for the death penalty.

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ABC News Has Yet to Release Full Suicide Note of Vester Lee Flanagan

Vester Lee Flanagan, aka Bryce Williams, murdered two former colleagues at a TV news station in Roanoke, Virginia, last Wednesday morning. A couple hours after the shooting, ABC News received a 23-page fax outlining Flanagan’s views and motives in his own words.

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Real Texas Heroes Visit Charleston Massacre Site

Members of the Houston Police Department Bike Relay Team made an emotional stop at the site of last week’s horrible shooting in Charleston on Sunday morning. The 43-member group – 40 members of the Houston Police Department and 3 civilians – came to pay respects at the Mother Emanuel AME Church as part of their 2200 mile trip from Houston to New York City to raise money and awareness to help find a cure for leukemia and lymphoma.

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No, Obama–The Charleston Murderer Was Not Being ‘Used by God’

President Barack Obama delivered a stirring eulogy Friday for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney and eight others who were murdered in their church earlier this month by a white racist who hoped his act of terror would ignite a racial war. The first part of Obama’s remarks were a fitting and inspiring tribute to the victim, whom he knew personally. The second half was a regrettably political speech that exploited the pulpit for partisan ends–and claimed the murderer had been “used by God.”

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Obama in Charleston: The Smooth Agitator’s Sleight of Hand

During his eulogy Friday in Charleston for the slain Rev. Clementa Pinckney, President Obama described faith in the believing in things unseen. “Things unseen” would be apt description for Democrat solutions for the problems black Americans face.

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Meet Viral Charleston Black Power Activist Sista Solove

Some have claimed that Solove was merely a “random passerby” in Charleston whose views weren’t important to the larger story, but an investigation by Breitbart News shows that while Solove may be outspoken, she’s a recognized and respected activist in the modern Black Power movement.

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Charleston Forgiveness Was Christian, Not Racial

For those without faith, Michael Wear acknowledges, this may make little sense, especially for those who have never personally experienced the forgiveness of God. “But that does not grant us the right to whitewash the motivation for the forgiveness we witnessed in Charleston,” he said. We need to “take the family members seriously when they say it is a sincere, thought-out expression of their faith,” he wrote.

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Slain Charleston Pastor Voted for Compromise to Move Confederate Flag

Pastor Clementa Pinckney, who was slain in the massacre at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where Dylann Roof killed nine black worshipers, voted for the Confederate flag’s display at the Statehouse on May 3, 2000, when he was a state senator.

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Black Church in Texas Calls Police on White Guy ‘Acting Strangely’

In Arlington, the Armstrong African Methodist Episcopal Church sits a few blocks north of downtown, and on Sunday, around two dozen parishioners were grieving with the rest of the nation for those lost in the attack when a young white man, alone and in his late 20’s, entered the sanctuary. Churchgoers went on alert, and within minutes, the church pastor, Portia Duncan, called 911.