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White Man Arrested for Racial Attack Killing Nine in Charleston Church (2015) | EJI, Equal Justice Initiative

White Man Arrested for Racial Attack Killing Nine in Charleston Church (2015) | EJI, Equal Justice Initiative

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By EJI Staff, EJI, Equal Justice Initiative

On the morning of June 18, 2015, police apprehended a 21-year-old white man named Dylann Roof and arrested him on suspicion of murder. The previous evening, Roof had entered the Emanuel A.M.E. church in Charleston, South Carolina, and sat in on a Bible study session for about an hour before opening fire on the other participants. All of the worshippers were African American and, prior to the attack, Roof had expressed racist views on a personal website and to friends — allegedly stating that he hoped to incite a “race war.”

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People prayed outside the Emanuel AME Church in June 2015. AP/File

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Victims of last week’s shootings in Charleston, SC, are remembered during a prayer service Wednesday at Christus Rex Lutheran Church in Grand Forks. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

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The memorial at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in June 2015. Joe Raedle via Getty Images

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