Tag: Dylann Roof

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.

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.

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.

Caddell: Nikki Haley Pick a ‘Good Sign’ Trump Is ‘Willing to Overlook Her Opposition to Him’

Pollster and strategist Pat Caddell told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam he found President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as his administration’s ambassador to the United Nations to be a “surprise,” adding that “she is a talented woman … and certainly one of the stars of the Republican Party.”


Robert E. Lee Elementary to Be Renamed over Public Objections

Eleven months after California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) pressured the San Diego Unified School District to change the name of San Diego’s Robert E. Lee Elementary, school officials are pushing forward with the change, and despite calls from the public to keep the name.

Inside Tumblr’s Teen Killer Cults

Tumblr, the digital hiding place for fifteen-year-old girls and their teenage angst, is commonly associated with social justice, third-wave feminism and fluorescent-dyed hair. It is a place regularly mocked by other online communities for its politically-correct stances and oversensitive reactions to anything

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AP: Mississippi Refuses to Strip Confederate Symbol From State Flag

Lt. Governor Tate Reeves (R) summed up the what seems to the predominant view among state officials when he expressed no interest in blaming Mississippi’s state flag for the actions of a gunman in South Carolina. Moreover, he said that if any serious action was considered it should come from the people, not lawmakers.

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Obama Ignores the Obvious in Oregon: Yet Another Fatherless Killer

How President Obama and countless other politicians and pundits can fail to grasp—or be unwilling to confront—the obvious connection between the breakdown of American family life and a rise in violent crime is a mystery deserving examination. The 26-year-old shooter Chris Harper Mercer was the umpteenth example of a fatherless boy who grows up to be a violent criminal.

Americans Responded to Summer of Unrest with Record Gun Purchases

As the widely-televised Baltimore riots gave way to a summer rife with more civil unrest, calls for widespread violence, and targeted attacks on police officers, Americans flooded into gun stores at such a high pace that they set records for the number of background checks conducted in May, June, July, and August.

Suddenly Media Worried Over Reporting Race-Based Motive of Killer of White Reporters

During the reporting of the murders in a black church in Charleston, the assumed racist motive of the shooter, white man Dylann Roof, was immediately the talk of the media. But now, after an African American murdered two white former co-workers and then released a 23-page, race-tinged manifesto, some in the media are suddenly squeamish about reporting the race-based motives of the killer.

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Former Confederate Capital Voting to Ban Confederate Flag

Danville, Virginia, was the capital of the Confederacy for eight days in April 1865, a fact Danville residents may put behind them on August 6 when the City Council convenes to consider banning Confederate flags from all of its city-owned flagpoles.


Claim: Walmart Background Checks Exceed Federal Requirements

Federal law allows gun dealers to sell a gun once a background check is passed or after a three-day extended check fails to turn up the information necessary to resolve a “delay” from the system. It was in the latter scenario that alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof was able to purchase his gun.

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Black Democrat Texas Mayor not Buying into Confederate Flag Frenzy

Democrat Mayor Ivy Taylor, San Antonio’s first black and female mayor, is not buying into the Confederate flag frenzy. Other liberal politicians in the birthplace of Texas freedom and liberty push to jump onto the national bandwagon to eradicate Confederate historical sites and symbols from the Lone Star State’s past.

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NYT Excuses FBI’s ‘Mistake’ in Dylann Roof’s Gun Background Check

On June 10, USA Today quoted FBI director James Comey saying an FBI “mistake” allowed Dylann Roof to pass a background check for the .45 caliber handgun he allegedly used to attack innocents at Charleston’s Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The New York Times excused this “mistake,” positing instead that Roof passed the background check because of a system “flaw.”

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The Confederate Flag and a Proxy War on History

On June 17, reports emerged that Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Roof obtained his gun “legally,” so calls for gun control have largely fallen on deaf ears. But a photo of Roof posing with a Confederate battle flag has managed to become the impetus for a cause célèbre to banish the Confederate battle flag from public view.