Dylann Storm Roof

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.


Hillary Clinton Denounces White Privilege, Calls for Taking Guns From ‘Those Whose Hearts Are Filled With Hate’

Roof is, by all accounts, a mentally-unbalanced man taking psychotropic drugs, who wrote a neo-Nazi, anti-American screed. He clearly surrounded himself with horrifically irresponsible friends who didn’t bat an eye when he told them he planned to shoot up a school. There are many problems here, but “assumptions and privilege” aren’t among them.

The Associated Press

Dylann Storm Roof Spoke of Starting Civil War, Used Synthetic Drugs

Dylann Storm Roof, 21, who slaughtered nine people at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday night, was an alleged drug user of the synthetic drug Suboxone, as well as Xanax, cocaine, LSD, and methamphetamine, according to police records. He also admitted to friends that he wanted to start a civil war months before his violent rampage.