Friday, June 19, 2015

9 Dead In South Carolina

 I had to wait until I was in a mood to write about this latest atrocity...Seems like this is becoming a weekly thing...A hate crime...Black people dead or being abused....White media white washing(pun intended) the entire deal and spinning the story in which the black victim is somehow responsible for being murdered or abused...

I shudder having to explain to my Black Grandchildren that they aren't safe anywhere in Amerika because of the color of their skin...They're not safe on the block, in a car, in school ,at a pool party and now...NOT EVEN IN CHURCH!..

As you know...An ignorant and deranged 21 year old White male went inside a Black church in Charleston ,South Carolina and gunned down nine people...Nine people who were in the house of God...praying..Was he afraid for his life too?

The facts-
A white man suspected of shooting nine people dead during Bible study at a historic African-American church in South Carolina was arrested on Thursday, a day after a massacre that authorities say was motivated by racial hatred.

The mass shooting set off an intense 14-hour manhunt that ended when 21-year-old Dylann Roof was arrested in a traffic stop in a small North Carolina town, 220 miles (350 km) north of Charleston, South Carolina, where the shooting occurred, officials said.

Dylann Roof, whose social media profile suggests a fascination with white supremacy, waived his right to extradition and was flown back to South Carolina hours after his arrest.

Wednesday's gun violence at the nearly 200-year-old Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church caps a year of turmoil and protests over race relations, law enforcement and criminal justice in the United States.

Four pastors, including Democratic state Senator Clementa Pinckney, 41, were among the six women and three men shot dead at the church nicknamed "Mother Emanuel," which was burned to the ground in the late 1820s after a slave revolt led by one of its founders and was later rebuilt.

"The fact that this took place in a black church obviously raises questions about a dark part of our history," said U.S. President Barack Obama. "Once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun."

The United States has seen a series of mass shootings in recent years, including the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults. Democratic efforts to reform the nation's gun laws failed after that incident.

A man who identified himself as Carson Cowles,Dylann  Roof's uncle, told Reuters that Dylann's  father had recently given him a .45-caliber handgun as a birthday present and that Roof had seemed adrift.
"I don't have any words for it," Cowles, 56, said in a telephone interview. "Nobody in my family had seen anything like this coming."

Dylann Roof was armed with a handgun when confronted by police but surrendered peacefully as he was taken into custody, said Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen.

In a Facebook profile apparently belonging to Roof, a portrait showed him wearing a jacket emblazoned with the flags of apartheid-era South Africa and of the former Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, both formerly ruled by white minorities. Ironically Many of his Facebook friends were black.

Roof was arrested on two separate occasions at a shopping mall earlier this year for a drug offense and trespassing, according to court documents.

Roof's mother, Amy, declined to comment when reached by phone.

" We will be doing no interviews, ever," she said before hanging up.

Police said the church shooting unfolded about an hour after Roof joined a small Bible-study group in the church, welcomed apparently as the only white participant, and suddenly opened fire on the victims as they sat together.

Sylvia Johnson, a cousin of Pinckney, told MSNBC that a survivor told her the gunman reloaded five times during the attack despite pleas for him to stop.

"He just said, 'I have to do it. You rape our women and you're taking over our country," Johnson said.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said her office was investigating whether to charge Dylann Roof with a hate crime motivated by racial or other prejudice.

Under federal and some state laws, such crimes typically carry harsher penalties. But South Carolina, which has the death penalty, is one of just five U.S. states lacking hate crime laws.

Demonstrations have rocked New York, Baltimore, Ferguson in Missouri and other U.S. cities following police killings of unarmed black men including Eric Garner, Freddie Gray and Michael Brown.

A white police officer was charged with murder after he shot Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, in the back in April in neighboring North Charleston.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which researches U.S. hate groups, said the attack illustrates the dangers that home-grown extremists pose.

 "Since 9/11, our country has been fixated on the threat of Jihadi terrorism. But the horrific tragedy at the Emanuel AME reminds us that the threat of homegrown domestic terrorism is very real," the group said in a statement, referring to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

There have been 4,120 reported hate crimes across the United States, including 56 murders, since 2003, the center said.

Other victims included three church pastors: DePayne Middleton Doctor, 49, Sharonda Coleman Singleton, 45 and Reverend Daniel Simmons, 74; Cynthia Hurd, a 54-year-old employee of the Charleston County Public Library, and Susie Jackson, 87; Ethel Lance, 70, Tywanza Sanders, 26, and Myra Thompson 59, an associate pastor at the church, according to the county coroner

A series of police killings of unarmed black men has sparked a renewed civil rights movement under the "Black Lives Matter" banner.

Black Lives Matter....but I swear sometimes I think Black Lives only Matter to Black people...

My life certainly matters to me...And I will defend that life to the death...Think I'm playin..Come for me...You'll be afraid for your life alright...

I'm sick of this crap...Every damn week another case...It's almost like it's open season on Black people...

The problem is..When will good and decent white people be fed up with this crap?  I know there are good and decent white people in this nation and I know they have to see through this cloud of bullshit that is being propogated by the media..They have to see this...They can no longer be silent..They no longer have the luxury of their silence!

First they came for the Negroes and you did nothing because you weren't black...Then they came for the Latinos and you did nothing because you weren't Latino...and then they came for the Gays and you again did nothing because you weren't gay...Well one morning they'll come for you and then....
it'll be too late for you to do something!

Think about it! Please!

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