“HOLY CITY MASSACRE” SUSPECT HIT WITH ADDITIONAL CHARGES
|| By FITSNEWS || Twenty-one-year-old white supremacist Dylann Storm Roof will face federal “hate crime” charges in connection with last month’s “Holy City Massacre,” the savage, premeditated murder of nine black parishioners at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.
Roof is already facing nine counts of murder and one weapons charge at the state level in connection with the massacre.
Now he will face a federal indictment because U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) officials don’t think those charges are sufficient to address the racial component of Roof’s attack.
Let us speak bluntly: We do not support these new federal charges. In fact this website has consistently opposed the notion of “hate crimes.”
Crime is crime. Murder is murder. And yes … hate is hate. And the last time we checked, some level of hate was necessary for the commission of any crime … especially a crime which involves taking the life of another human being.
Roof has confessed to these savage murders. He’s also acknowledged his racist motive in committing them. He’s been captured on video entering (and presumably leaving) the church at the time of the attack. Also, survivors from the attack will no doubt positively identify him as the perpetrator of the crime.
In other words, this is an open and shut case. And when it’s all said and done, Roof is likely to receive the death penalty for committing this crime … as he should.
What else is there?
Do we really need to add some politically correct “teachable moment” to this narrative? And do we really need or want the federal government imposing its authority/ wasting our resources to pursue this “teachable moment?”
It may be politically incorrect to say this, but we believe the answer is an unambiguous, unequivocal “No.”
Also … where’s the consistency?
Do one set of lives matter more than another?
The whole thing is ridiculous …
Still, according to The New York Times, “Justice Department and F.B.I. officials have said the Charleston shooting was so horrific and racially motivated that the federal government must address it.”
Specifically, the paper says USDOJ officials “believe that a murder case alone would leave the racial component of the crime unaddressed.”
News flash: Justice is being served in this case. There is no need for the PC police to get involved. In fact the federal government forcing itself into Roof’s prosecution is the very definition of duplicative government. Of unnecessary government. Of tyrannical government.