hate crimes

Dylann Roof, a white supremacist that killed nine people at the  Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June, 2015 has now been sentenced to death. The verdict came after Dylann offered no proof of redemption.

              

The 22 year old told the jury;

I felt like I had to do it and I still feel like I had to do it.

After 3 hours of deliberation, the jury comes to the conclusion of its sentencing. 

The Charleston killer told the police he wanted to start a race war, and in different images that surfaced, he was seen with a war flag, which to many is a symbol of hate. 

Dylan Roof was convicted of 33 federal charges, including hate crimes.

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As Americans still writhe in the surprise victory of Donald J. Trump in the November election, a mosque in Northern California has just received a letter in the mail asking the Muslim community to leave the United States as there is a new sheriff in town (Donald Trump) and “He’s going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews.”

             

The letter now treated as “hate motivated incident,” by police in San Jose was received in the mail by the Imam at Evergreen Islamic centre.

The full letter released by the  Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Bay Area chapter reads;

To the children of Satan, You Muslims are a vile and filthy people. Your mothers are whores and your fathers are dogs. You are evil. You worship the devil. But your day of reckoning has arrived.

There’s a new sheriff in town -- President Donald Trump. He’s going to cleanse America and make it shine again. And he’s going to start with you Muslims. He’s going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews. You Muslims would be wise to pack your bags and get out of Dodge.

This is a great time for patriotic Americans. Love live President Trump and God bless the USA.

The group is now calling for increased police protection for local mosques

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Charleston Shooting, South Carolina: An unidentified white male walked into a historic African-American church during bible study class and open fire on worshippers, killing 9 people on Wednesday evening.

                   

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The unidentified man walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest AME church in the South and started a shooting spree, in what is being investigated as a hate crime. The suspect was still at large at the time of this report.

                  

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Charleston Mayor Joe Riley said :

  The only reason someone would walk into a church and shoot people that were praying is hate.

Eight people died immediately at the scene, the ninth person died on the way to the hospital, a police official said. There were survivors, but Charleston police chief, Greg Mullen,won't say how many people were at the service at the time of the shooting.

              

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Who Is The Suspect

Police have said the suspect was wearing a grey sweatshirt, blue jeans and boots. He is clean-shaven white man in his 20s, with a slender look.

                  

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Charleston police chief, Greg Mullen said : 

He obviously is extremely dangerous.We will put all our resources, we will put all of our energy in finding this individual

Also the governor of South Carolina, Governor Nikki Haley said :

  While we do not yet know all of the details, we do know that we'll never understand what motivates anyone to enter one of our places of worship and take the life of another.

Charleston police department is asking anyone with useful information to call the emergency service, 911.

    

     

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