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Dylann Roof, Accused Charleston Church Gunman, Indicted on Federal Hate Crime Chargesposted on July 23, 2015
In The Washington Post, Mark Berman reports that Dylann Roof, who allegedly shot and killed nine people last month inside a historic African American church in Charleston, S.C., has been indicted on federal hate crime charges. The indictment claims that Roof’s was a premeditated attack against black people, and that Roof chose Emanuel AME church because of its significance to the black community. “In addition to killing people due to their race, the indictment also states that he attacked people who were exercising their religious beliefs,” Berman writes.