Dylann Roof

Nine Consecutive Life Sentences Added to Dylann Roof's Punishment

The Charleston Massacre shooter was sentenced to death in federal court earlier this year.

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Dylann Roof Sentenced to Death for Charleston Massacre

Reactions to the decision are…complicated: “Killing Dylann Roof won’t do anything to rid our country of White supremacy. It’s in our bones, it’s in our soil, it’s in the White House.”

Dylann Roof to Represent Himself for Sentencing

Jurors found Roof guilty of killing nine Black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. Now he faces sentencing for his crimes.

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BREAKING: Dylann Roof Found Guilty of Charleston Church Massacre

The jurors, who found Roof guilty of all 33 charges against him, will decide on his punishment next month.

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Dylann Roof Allowed to Defend Himself in Federal Trial for Charleston Massacre

Despite reservations, the presiding judge permitted Roof to be his own attorney three days after he was ruled mentally competent to stand trial for the killing of nine Black civilians in 2015.

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Judge Delays Jury Selection in Dylann Roof Trial

The federal death penalty trial for the Charleston shooter was set to begin today.

South Carolina Prosecutor Petitions to Try Charleston Shooter Case Before DOJ

Solicitor Scarlett Wilson: “The State can have no confidence that the United States will ever seek to carry out a death sentence regardless of the state sentence.”

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We Remember: The Charleston Massacre, 1 Year Later

Say their names.

DOJ Seeks Death Penalty for Dylann Roof

Roof killed nine Black worshippers at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last year. 

Charleston Shooter's Trial Delayed Until Next Year

Dylann Roof faces the death penalty for killing nine Black worshippers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Chuch in Charleston, South Carolina, last year.  

Loretta Lynch to Decide if Charleston Shooter Should Face Death Penalty

Dylann Roof faces 33 federal hate crime and firearms charges.

White Supremacist Group That Inspired Charleston Shooter Backs Trump

Spokesman for the Council of Conservative Citizens spreads hate in Iowa robocalls supporting the Republican candidate.

Series Finale—Race Trips: Confederate Lies and Apple Pie

In the final entry of this Colorlines series, journalists Brian and Erin Hollaway Palmer, an interracial couple, complete their trip through the Deep South where they’ve confronted the big lie of Confederate history, the truth about some of their ancestors, and the profound weirdness of a polite society plagued by racism. 

Let's Not Forget Northern Racism—the Kind That Almost Gutted Fair Housing

All eyes are on Dylann Roof, Charleston and other Southern cities where the Confederate battle flag flies. But, as a landmark Supreme Court case proved this morning, the threat of bureaucratic, Northern-style racism is just as critical.