Dylann Storm Roof, the man suspected of killing nine people at a church in South Carolina, has been arrested.
Yesterday’s shooting at the historic Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston left six women and three men dead, including the Reverend Clementa Pinckney. Investigators are trying to determine if the suspect had links to hate groups, particularly as the attack may have been a hate crime.
As more details come out, how have you responded to the shooting in Charleston? Will this have an effect on the national conversation surrounding gun violence? Can (and should) this crime be brought into a larger context about race relations in America?
Chris Haire, Editor of the Charleston City Paper
Pastor J. Edgar Boyd, Senior Minister of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles, a 142-year old institution
Charles Kurzman, teaches sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Kurzman co-wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times this week highlighting the threat posed by white supremacists, “The Other Terror Threat”