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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.

In this Thursday, June 18, 2015, file photo, Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Roof is escorted from the Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby, N.C. The first jurors report to the federal courthouse in Charleston, S.C., on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 for jury screening in the federal death penalty case charging …

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.

In this Thursday, June 18, 2015, file photo, Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Roof is escorted from the Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby, N.C. The first jurors report to the federal courthouse in Charleston, S.C., on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 for jury screening in the federal death penalty case charging …

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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