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  • The Little Führer: A day in the life of the newest leader of white nationalists

    07/26/2015 7:01:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | July 26, 2015 | Vegas Tenold
    ate at night on June 17, after he and his wife had gone to bed, Matthew Heimbach’s phone rang on his nightstand. On the other end of the line was a man from the South Carolina field office of the FBI. The man asked Heimbach if he knew a man called Dylann Roof and, if so, if he knew where Roof was. Heimbach told the officer that he had never heard of Roof and wondered what the call was about. Without explaining further, the officer thanked him and hung up. “That’s when things got weird,” Heimbach says. Soon calls were...
  • Woman who shot alleged attacker may have slain a serial killer, police say

    07/26/2015 8:41:41 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/25/2015 | Peter Holley
    A woman in Charleston, W.Va., may have saved her own life and the lives of many other women, as well, when she shot and killed an alleged attacker in her home last week. Neal Falls showed up at the woman’s home on July 18 after answering an escort ad she had placed on Backpage.com, according to police. He showed up with a “kill list,” multiple pairs of handcuffs and a Subaru full of weapons and tools, including a shovel, knives, a bulletproof vest, a machete, bleach, trash bags, sledgehammers and axes, according to Fox affiliate KPTV. In Falls’s pocket, police...
  • “The Civil War never ended”: Jesse Jackson [ re the Confederate flag ]

    07/25/2015 6:54:46 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 61 replies
    Salon ^ | July 15, 2015 | DAVID MASCIOTRA
    “The Civil War never ended”: Jesse Jackson on the racist agenda that must come down with the Confederate flag"..Full Headline Since the homicidal evil named Dylann Roof claimed the lives of nine black worshipers in Charleston, South Carolina, the country has commissioned a conversation about racial harmony and diversity. The audible defeat in President Obama’s voice when he made yet another call for gun control to millions of deaf ears was an early signal of legislative dysfunction, and the political system’s inability to react meaningfully to crisis. Politics under the noxious regime of slavery and under the nominal promise of...
  • ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’: Hillary Clinton addresses nation’s racial inequality in meeting ...

    07/25/2015 12:58:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 23, 2015 | Cameron Joseph
    Complete Headline: ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’: Hillary Clinton addresses nation’s racial inequality in meeting with South Carolina Democrats Hillary Clinton declared that "black lives matter" in South Carolina Thursday, as she repeatedly stressed that endemic racism must be tackled by government. "This is not just a slogan, this should be a guiding principle," she told a gathering of 400 local Democrats, many of them mayors and many of them African-American. "We have to also acknowledge we have some serious problems with race and justice and systemic racism which unfortunately is all too often present." [Snip] Clinton has been focusing heavily on...
  • KKK and Black Panthers hold rallies at South Carolina Capitol, supporters clash

    07/19/2015 11:38:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/19/2015 | Ed Payne
    Supporters of the Ku Klux Klan and the Black Panthers clashed outside the South Carolina Capitol in Columbia on Saturday. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reported five arrests. Seven people were transported by ambulances for medical treatment. Both the Loyal White Knights of the KKK and the New Black Panther Party held rallies on the statehouse grounds. The KKK rally in support of the Confederate flag came a week and a day after the flag was removed from outside the Capitol building. "The Confederate flag does not represent hate. A lot of Americans died for that flag," one...
  • Did Southern Politicians Cause Chattanooga Killings?

    07/19/2015 9:02:59 AM PDT · by kathsua · 28 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | July 19th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Did the extreme amount of attention southern politicians gave to the Charleston killer cause the recent Chattanooga killings? Was the Chattanooga killer hoping for the same amount of attention the Charleston killer received? The timing of the Chattanooga killings could be a coincidence but such killings are not that common and two of them have occurred in southern states within a month of each other. They occurred in the same time period as the trial of the Colorado theater killer with its national publicity. I didn’t catch the man’s name, but a recent newscast included a comment by the relative...
  • Stars And Bars Fanatic Is Now Behind Bars

    07/18/2015 3:40:13 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 41 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 7/17/2015 | Unknown
    JULY 17--But who will care for all those Confederate flags? The North Carolina man who responded to the South Carolina church massacre by further covering his property in the rebel flag was arrested and jailed this week on a probation violation charge, records show. Edward Lee West, 69, is locked up in the Nash County jail in advance of an August 5 court appearance. Seen in the adjacent mug shot, West was collared Wednesday afternoon. According to court records, a judge issued an arrest warrant for West after he failed to show up last week for a court hearing on...
  • The Fight Over the Confederate Flag Has Turned Into a Hateful Smear Campaign

    07/14/2015 4:19:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2015 | John Hawkins
    I don’t care about the Confederate flag or the Confederacy. Additionally, I was and continue to be largely indifferent as to whether the Confederate flag flies over government buildings. If I were forced to make a call on it, I’d generally lean toward taking it down just because I do understand how many black Americans could genuinely see the Confederate flag as a symbol of slavery and racism. It isn’t a Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the #blacklivesmatter idiots that are looking for something they can use to get on TV thing; it’s something real that anybody can empathize with,...
  • GUEST COLUMN: Same-sex marriage guaranteed by the Constitution (Former GA Dem State Senator)

    07/13/2015 12:53:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Rome News-Tribune ^ | July 13, 2015 | Former State Sen. Kenneth Fuller (D-GA)
    I confess that I do not begin to understand homosexual or transgender issues. As life would have it, this matter has found its way into the lives of my own circle of friends and family members, people whom I love and respect most dearly. While I acknowledge that I do not fully understand the issues which formed the basis of the case before the Supreme Court, I am comfortable with the decision and fully believe the Court is right in its ruling that laws forbidding same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. Frankly, I don’t have to understand anything other than that I...
  • Dylann Roof apparently had not been arrested for felony a month before he went thru background check

    07/12/2015 9:03:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post's The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | July 11, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    Some news accounts report that Dylan Roof had been arrested for felony drug possession a bit over a month before he bought a gun. Others disagree, saying the arrest was for a misdemeanor. Here’s what FBI Director James Comey said: On April 11, Roof attempted to purchase a handgun from a store in West Columbia, South Carolina, a near suburb of Columbia. That day was a Saturday. On the next business day, April 13, an examiner in our West Virginia facility was assigned the case and began to process it. Her initial check of Roof’s criminal history showed that he...
  • Dem senators call for executive action on gun control

    07/12/2015 7:37:39 AM PDT · by pabianice · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/12/15 | Bolton
    Connecticut Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, both Democrats, have called on President Obama to take executive action to close a “loophole” in federal gun control legislation. The so-called “default to proceed” rule under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act allows firearm dealers to sell a weapon to an individual if they have not been notified by the FBI of a buyer’s criminal background within three business days. If the background check has not been completed within three days, the dealer has discretion to sell the firearm. The rule allowed Dylann Roof, the alleged killer of nine people at a...
  • Drink Deep, Drink Largely

    07/12/2015 1:25:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2015 | Paige Lewis
    “A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again. — Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, 1709 “Wrong Church. Wrong People. Wrong Day.” Dylann Roof allegedly said he wanted to start a race war, and Emanuel A.M.E. Church responded. They refused to give in to temptation. So shall we all. Political activist groups descended on Charleston like ravens hunting carrion at the old meat market on Market St. These forces for division constantly instigate conflict, and race is their favorite wedge issue...
  • TRUMP CAMPAIGN GROWING IN KEY STATES, MOVES ARIZONA EVENT ‘DUE TO OVERWHELMING RESPONSE’

    07/10/2015 2:03:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | July 10,2015 | by ALEX SWOYER
    “Due to the overwhelming response for Saturday’s Rally in Phoenix, Arizona the venue has been changed to accommodate the thousands of people expected to attend and the event will now take place at the Phoenix Convention Center,” Trump’s press secretary Hope Hicks wrote in a press release. Also due to Trump’s growing support, he’s formed a South Carolina Steering Committee. In a press release Thursday, Trump’s campaign announced, “The rapidly growing list includes over 100 members from across the state and represents a cross-section of well-known fiscal and social conservatives.” Also on Thursday, the Trump campaign announced three Iowa Co-Chairs:...
  • FBI say Dylann Storm Roof background check failed

    07/10/2015 10:06:43 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 51 replies
    Fox radio news
    FBI director James Brien Comey, Jr. say's Dylann Storm Roof background check failed.
  • Then they came for Trump: Peterson warns of what's next if left can take down 'The Donald'

    07/05/2015 10:47:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    “… Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.” – Martin Niemoller, anti-Nazi pastor Donald Trump set off a firestorm with his recent remarks about Mexico. Good, he’s hit a nerve. At his campaign kickoff announcement at Trump Towers, Trump said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you (gesturing to audience member), they’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”...
  • Q&A: Eric Holder Jr. Returns to Private Practice

    07/05/2015 7:37:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The National Law Journal ^ | July 5, 2015 | Tony Mauro and Katelyn Polantz
    Eric Holder Jr. has returned home to Covington & Burling after more than six years as U.S. attorney general, and he said it is the “last stop” in his legal career. He even ruled out a U.S. Supreme Court appointment, if he is asked. That means that if Hillary Clinton were elected president and offered him a seat on the high court, he would have an answer ready. “I’d say, 'Madame President, with all due respect, you need to pick somebody who’s a) younger and b) who’s a lot more interested,' " Holder said in a candid interview with The...
  • Black Gangs Uniting, Mobilizing In SC: Rivals Unite In Response To Confederate Flag Supporters …

    07/05/2015 6:01:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    FITS News ^ | July 3, 2015 | Will Folks
    It’s not just the white supremacist groups like the Ku Klux Klan seeing surging membership as the S.C. General Assembly prepares to take up the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House. Law enforcement sources tell FITS an equally ominous trend is elevated black gang activity – which is being exploited by militant black groups in an effort to counter the pro-flag movement. These sources tell us rival gang leaders are putting aside past differences – uniting and mobilizing in anticipation of upcoming pro-flag rallies being held at the State House. In fact they’re...
  • Minorities account for ever-larger share of U.S. population, but not in Charleston

    07/05/2015 5:35:12 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 12 replies
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | July 5, 2015 | David Slade
    Bucking a nationwide trend, the tri-county Charleston metro area’s population was just as white in 2014 as it was in 2000, according to recently-released estimates. Non-Hispanic white residents accounted for 64 percent of the population in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties last year, as was the case 14 years earlier.
  • A Showdown Between the KKK and the Black Panthers Is Brewing in Charleston

    07/05/2015 9:00:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 64 replies
    The New Black Panther Party and the Ku Klux Klan both scheduled hate rallies at the South Carolina state Capitol on the same day, July 18, and neither side appeared to be willing to consider rescheduling. According to Black Educators for Justice member James Mohammed, the NBPP would be out in full force at its rally. Likewise, USA Today reported earlier this week that the KKK left the following message on its answering machine: “We will be at the statehouse in Columbia, S.C., standing up for our Confederate history and all the southerners who fought and died against federal tyranny.”...
  • 'Right-wing Jews' to blame for Charleston shooting, historian says (Juan Cole)

    07/05/2015 4:45:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    WND ^ | Leo Hohmann
    A University of Michigan history professor is blaming the Charleston church shooting on “Islamophobia” being spread by “right wing Jews” such as Pamela Geller and Daniel Pipes. Professor Juan Cole argues in his blog, Informed Comment, that “far right wing Jews” like Daniel Pipes and Pamela Geller, French politician Marine LePen and Dutch politician Geert Wilders, and “the whole Islamophobic Network” were “a key influence” in Dylann Roof’s shooting of nine people in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, reported Campus Reform. Cole cites Roof’s comments against European immigrants in a manifesto published in the wake...
  • Democrats Flew The Confederate Battle Flag, Not Republicans ZoNation

    07/02/2015 8:41:34 AM PDT · by Falcon4.0 · 7 replies
    Excellent Video. Watch and click on the like and maybe we can bump it up to "What's Trending."
  • Donald Trump offers rare praise for Obama

    07/01/2015 8:33:35 PM PDT · by South40 · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | 1 JUL 2015 | Eugene Scott,
    Washington (CNN)Bombastic GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump offered a rare spot of praise for President Barack Obama on Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon. He also said improving race relations would be a priority for him if elected president. The hotel developer shared his views on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon while reflecting on the Charleston Massacre, where nine African-Americans were killed in a church earlier this month by a white man who said he wanted to start a race war. Trump, a staunch critic of Obama, spoke highly of the eulogy the President gave at the funeral...
  • Scott Walker says he supports call to remove Confederate flag from South Carolina Capitol

    07/01/2015 12:03:03 PM PDT · by TNMOUTH · 110 replies
    The Cap Times ^ | June 23, 2015 | Jessie Opoien
    After sidestepping questions about the issue over the weekend, Gov. Scott Walker on Monday said he supports South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call to remove the Confederate flag from the state Capitol. "I am glad @nikkihaley is calling for the Confederate flag to come down. I support her decision - SKW," Walker tweeted from his political account shortly after Haley called for the flag to be taken down. The push to remove the flag comes in the wake of the racially-motivated killing of nine black worshippers in a historic Charleston church last week. Dylann Roof, a white 21-year-old man, has...
  • Racist ISIS: “You Are Safe N**** We’ve Got It Only for White People” [ed]

    07/01/2015 10:45:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    A black supporter sent a racist message and plea to ISIS. ISIS responded.
  • A Minority View

    07/01/2015 7:22:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    The nation's demagogues and constitutionally ignorant are using the Charleston, South Carolina, AME church shooting to attack the Second Amendment's "right of the people to keep and bear Arms." A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama said, "I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations." That's a vision shared by many Americans, namely that the Constitution's framers gave us the Second Amendment to protect our rights to go deer and duck hunting, do a bit of skeet shooting, and protect ourselves against criminals. That this vision is so widely...
  • Report: S.C. legislature has the votes to remove Confederate flag

    06/29/2015 3:24:50 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/29/2015 | Daniel Strauss
    There’s now enough support in the South Carolina legislature to remove the Confederate flag from the state Capitol grounds, according to a new analysis from South Carolina’s Post and Courier. The poll’s finding, released Monday afternoon, found that at least 33 state senators and 82 house members, support removing the flag. That support meets the two-thirds majority in both chambers required to remove the flag.
  • Jeb Bush Calls Confederate Flag a ‘Racist’ Symbol

    06/29/2015 2:47:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | June 29, 2015 | Jason Horowitz
    WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Nearly two weeks after canceling a campaign event scheduled the morning after the deadly attack on a South Carolina church, Jeb Bush on Monday called the Confederate battle flag a “racist” symbol, reflecting the new Republican normal in a Southern primary state vastly altered by the racially motivated killings. The flag was one of “the symbols that have divided the South in many ways, the symbols that were used in most recent modern history, perhaps not at the beginning of the time, but the symbols were racist,” Mr. Bush told an interracial crowd of about 200...
  • Jeb Bush Says Confederate Flag a 'Racist' Symbol

    06/29/2015 1:22:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/29/15 | ANDREW RAFFERTY
    Jeb Bush said Monday that the Confederate flag has become a "racist" symbol and applauded efforts to remove the flag outside the South Carolina State Capitol after a racially motivated church shooting. In his first campaign stop in South Carolina since the deadly shooting that killed nine at AME Emanuel Church in Charleston, Bush recalled how he "decided to do something politically incorrect" and removed the flags outside the Florida state house when he was governor in 2001. "The symbols were racist," the Republican presidential candidate said during a campaign stop at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant.
  • Black People Used to Shoot Back and It Wasn't a Big Deal

    06/29/2015 10:10:43 AM PDT · by Fay · 11 replies
    The Political Outcast ^ | June 27, 2015 | Mark Horne
    A few days ago I pointed out that it was wrong to act like it was controversial for African Americans to consider arming themselves in order to protect themselves from violent attack. The Second Amendment is for black people, white people, and every other color. Since then Reason.com has uncovered some material about the civil rights movement: Dylann Roof’s racially motivated murders of nine black churchgoers have brought predictable calls for new restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms. How ironic this is we shall soon see. Advocates of gun rights argue that the best way to prevent...
  • Jeb Bush rejects post-Charleston calls for stricter gun control laws

    06/29/2015 8:24:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 6/27/2015 | Kurtis Lee
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush pushed back Saturday against calls from President Obama and other Democrats for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the mass shooting at a Charleston, S.C., church that left nine people dead. Bush, who traveled to this Las Vegas suburb for a town hall event, said he does not believe tougher gun laws would prevent mass shootings.
  • Karl Rove: Only Way To Stop The Violence Is To Repeal Second Amendment(Idea:Repeal Rove instead)

    06/21/2015 4:34:25 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 102 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6/21/15 | c datoc
    Republican strategist Karl Rove said on “Fox News Sunday” the only way to stop gun-related violence, like the Wednesday massacre at Emmanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston S.C., was to repeal American citizens’ Second Amendment rights. When Chris Wallace asked Rove how we can, “stop the violence,” the long-time gun-rights advocate stated that we have made great strides as a nation in empathizing with the victims of these types of shootings, but the only way to guarantee they will stop is to “remove guns from society.” WALLACE: How do we stop the violence? ROVE: I wish I had an easy...
  • Karl Rove: We Can Stop Gun Violence if We Repeal the Second Amendment

    06/22/2015 7:17:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/22/2015 | The Tatler
    Posted By The Tatler On June 22, 2015 @ 2:07 am In Second Amendment | 16 Comments Karl Rove made an appearance on Fox News Sunday and said the only way to stop gun violence is to repeal the Second Amendment and “remove guns from society.”The subject was the tragic shooting at Charleston, South Carolina’s Emanuel African Methodist Church. WALLACE:How do we stop the violence?ROVE: I wish I had an easy answer for that, but I don’t think there’s an easy answerWe saw an act of evil. Racist, bigoted evil, and to me the amazing thing is that it was...
  • Jeb Bush Supports Gun Control

    06/29/2015 7:17:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 6/28/2015 | Robert Farago
    Jeb Bush said Saturday. Bush, who plans to meet with black ministers in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday, said identifying potentially violent people before they commit such crimes is a better approach than further restrictions on gun ownership. ‘We as a society better figure out how we identify these folks long before they feel compelled to take up a gun and kill innocent people,’ the former Florida governor said at a town hall meeting.” And then, this . . . Afterward, he told reporters gun control was an issue that should be sorted out at the state level. “Rural areas...
  • First the flag, then the guns

    06/28/2015 9:43:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | June 29, 2015 | Bill Press
    Who says things can’t change in politics? We just learned, again, that they can — and fast! Ten days ago, you couldn’t find a politician in the South who had anything bad to say about the Confederate battle flag. Today, they’re tripping all over themselves to get rid of it. To their credit, Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush led the pack. Bush pointed out that as governor of Florida, he’d given orders to take down the flag and consign it to a museum. Calling it a “symbol of racial hatred,” Romney tweeted that South Carolina should remove the flag from...
  • BREAKING: Pat Boone Just Released a Public Message to Obama About Charleston

    06/28/2015 7:30:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Singer Pat Boone has been one of the foremost voices of Christian conservatism in America for quite some time, and now the 1950s teen idol has spoken out yet again, this time on President Barack Obama’s handling of the Charleston shooting. In an op-ed, Boone posited that the president’s insistence on labeling all crimes involving black victims “racist” ignored the true problem — evil. “As the president who came to office, a black man promising to bring people together, a man ideally suited for that job since you were born both black and white, you had a God-given chance to...
  • OH MY: Slain South Carolina Pastor & Senator Voted AGAINST Gay Marriage

    06/28/2015 11:20:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 6/28/15
    Earlier today D.C. Whispers shared the stunning proof of slain Senator Clementa Pinckney’s actual vote to SUPPORT the placement of the Confederate flag on the South Carolina statehouse grounds. Now more proof is available of Senator Pinckney’s recent opposition to gay marriage. This evidence has once again been willfully ignored by the Mainstream Media, the Obama administration, and gay rights activists across the nation who are now falsely placing the slain pastor as one of their own. Here is evidence of Senator Pinckney’s vote outlining that legal marriage in South Carolina only be between one man and one woman: READ...
  • Obama's Amazing Disgrace of a Eulogy

    06/28/2015 7:15:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Fresh off a victory lap in the Rose Garden where the #LOVEWINS president narcissistically defined agreeing with him as “love,” President Obama segued from LGBTQ rights into racial rancor and Biblical misrepresentation during a eulogy where he also defined “God’s grace” as agreeing with him. Taking to the pulpit at slain Charleston Emanuel A.M.E. Church’s pastor and state Senator Clementa Pinckney’s going-home celebration, Barack ‘Can you say Amen’ Obama assumed a black-preacher cadence and began the eulogy by “Giving all praise and honor to [a] God” whose Word the president normally revises with as much liberality as he does the...
  • Why America needs to reject the Charleston massacre’s dangerous narrative of forgiveness

    06/27/2015 11:54:19 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    Salon ^ | June 27, 2015 | Ericka Schiche
    ~~Well-intended forgiveness has been seized on by the media and those in power as an excuse to ignore white supremacy~~ Unfortunately, forgiveness, that element of moral sanctity which facilitates assuaging of grief, has morphed into a barrier obstructing the path to justice and accountability in the United States — a place weakened by the ubiquitousness and insidiousness of racism. Although it’s tough to direct a critical lens at the concept of forgiveness when the situation involves grieving family members tearfully addressing an expressionless, depraved killer who isn’t even asking for it, for posterity’s sake this must be done. What happened...
  • Farrakhan: Cops Who Arrested Dylann Roof Were Happy He Killed Blacks

    06/28/2015 1:56:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 24, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    In a vitriolic speech at the Metropolitan AME church in Washington D.C., Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called white people “sinful by nature” and said that the cops who arrested the man who killed nine people at a black church in Charleston, S.C. last week were happy he did so. “White folks march with you because they don’t want you upsetting the city. They don’t give a damn about them nine,” Farrakhan said of the nine people murdered by white supremacist Dylann Roof at the historic Emanuel AME church last Wednesday. “When they arrested him they took him to...
  • Charleston Murderer: a Drug-abusing National Socialist

    06/27/2015 5:02:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    New American ^ | Wednesday, 24 June 2015 | Alex Newman
    Charleston Murderer: a Drug-abusing National Socialist Written by Alex Newman Charleston Murderer: a Drug-abusing National Socialist The man charged with massacring nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, and shocking the rest of the world with an incomprehensibly vicious act of evil, has been variously described as a monster, a racist, a terrorist, a hate criminal, a neo-Nazi, an anti-Semite, a druggie, and more. Beyond that, a “manifesto” attributed to the alleged killer, Dylann Roof, 21, exposes the author of the screed as an anti-American collectivist race-monger obsessed with superficial characteristics such as skin color who harbored a bizarre wish to...
  • Black Panther SNEERS at Charleston victims’ families; calls for killing white ‘SLAVE MASTERS’

    06/27/2015 6:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 25, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Spreading a message of racial war, former New Black Panther Party Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz told a group of about 200 black people in Charleston that it’s time to “complete the mission” and kill white “slave masters” and their families. “Let this cracker hear you!” he shouted to the crowd at a Save the Black Church rally Tuesday. Shabazz ridiculed the families of the victims of the Charleston AME Church shootings that killed nine black people for forgiving alleged killer Dylann Roof. “You are not the ones that we saw on the television screen,” he told the crowd. “Sitting in...
  • Caribbean Governments Should Defend Black Americans!

    06/27/2015 4:42:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    teleSUR ^ | June 22, 2015 | David Comissiong
    The critical importance of the United Nations International Decade For People of African Descent becomes more and more apparent with each passing day! The Charleston massacre which occurred last week at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina, is case in point. Nine African- American women, men and children were brutally shot to death by a white man. This latest genocidal outrage comes at a time when right-thinking people all over the world are expressing shock and horror at the phenomenon of White American police officers callously killing literally hundreds of unarmed Black-American men and women, and the U.S....
  • Steve King Blames Drugs For Charleston Shooting, Says Undocumented Immigrants Have Killed More

    06/27/2015 4:02:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    RightwingWatch ^ | 6/22/2015 | Miranda Blue
    Steve Malzberg invited Rep. Steve King onto his Newsmax program on Friday to discuss issues ranging from the church shooting in Charleston, which King blamed on prescription medication, to undocumented immigrants, whom he said have killed “multiples of the victims of the September 11 attacks,” to Caitlyn Jenner, whom he said illustrates “how far this society has gone from rational thought.”
  • U.S. to fast track $29 million to help Charleston shooting victims' families

    06/27/2015 10:04:41 AM PDT · by grundle · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 19, 2015
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department will fast track the sending of $29 million to South Carolina to help families of victims of the mass murder of nine churchgoers at a historic black church in Charleston, a Justice Department spokesman said on Friday. An unspecified portion of the money, allocated under the government's national Crime Victim Assistance Formula Grant program, can be used to provide services to the families of victims of the shootings at Emmanuel AME Church, spokesman Kevin Lewis said.
  • The Power of Radical Forgiveness

    06/27/2015 5:21:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | Kathryn Lopez
    The power of love recently on display in Charleston, South Carolina has been stunning. For a nation beset by hate in recent months, from one city to another, the blood shed there has led to something better. What a deep reserve of love there must be among the family and friends of those murdered at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that they forgive the man accused of killing their loved ones. This is the Christian way, and it is quite dazzling to behold. Remember Pope St. John Paul II, saying this from Gemelli Hospital in Rome in May of 1981?...
  • Obama: U.S. ‘Has Been Blind to Unique Mayhem That Gun Violence Inflicts’ (Charleston eulogy)

    06/26/2015 11:34:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Jun 26, 2015 4:29 pm
    President Barack Obama said that America has “been blind to the unique mayhem [of] gun violence” during his eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney. Pinckney and eight others were killed during last week’s Charleston church shooting. […] The president added that the nation’s eyes are opened sporadically during mass shootings, citing Charleston, the Aurora movie theater massacre, and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. He also noted that 30 lives are cut short by gun violence each day. …
  • Sen. Ted Cruz returns donations from head of group linked to Charleston gunman

    06/26/2015 6:48:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    F ox News ^ | 06/26/2015
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz has returned money given to his campaign by the head of an organization linked to the suspected gunman in last week's Charleston church shooting. The Cruz campaign said in a statement obtained by Fox News that it was returning money donated by Earl Holt III, the head of the Council of Conservative Citizens. The donations were first reported by The Guardian. "Senator Cruz believes that there is no place for racism in society," the statement read. "Upon learning about Mr. Holt's background and his contributions to the campaign, he immediately instructed that all of...
  • Obama belts out 'Amazing Grace' at funeral of Charleston victim

    06/26/2015 1:21:11 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 26, 2015
    President Barack Obama leads mourners in singing "Amazing Grace" as he delivers a eulogy in honor of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney during funeral services in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 26.
  • The Amazing Grace in Faith and Grief in Charleston

    06/26/2015 12:41:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    Nothing so moved so many in the aftermath of the Charleston, South Carolina, massacre than the heartfelt expressions of grace and forgiveness for Dylann Roof by the families of the slain. Nothing so astonished the rest of us than the expressions of pity and pleas for mercy for the young man standing before the judge at his bond hearing. "Every fiber in my body hurts," said Felicia Sanders, whose son Tywanza was killed, "and I will never be the same. But as we say in Bible study, we enjoyed you. But may God have mercy on you." "I forgive you,"...
  • Love and Hate in Dixie

    06/26/2015 6:40:47 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "I will never be able to hold her again, but I forgive you." So said Nadine Collier, who lost her mother in the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, offering forgiveness to Dylann Roof, who confessed to the atrocity that took the lives of nine churchgoers at that Wednesday night prayer service and Bible study. If there is a better recent example of what it means to be a Christian, I am unaware of it. Collier and the families of those slain showed a faithfulness to Christ's gospel of love and forgiveness that many are taught...