Some black folks hope for the best, but expect the worst. I hoped Dylann Roof, the sonovabitch that murdered nine black church goers in Charleston, South Carolina more than a year ago, would be found guilty. But I expected the “justice” system to continue it’s primary programming against actual justice.
This is not one of those times. Dylann Roof has been found guilty on all counts and could face the death penalty.
The Washington Post reports:
After nearly a week of painful testimony that vividly re-created the massacre at this city’s famed Mother Emanuel church, it took jurors about two hours Thursday to convict Dylann Roof in his federal hate crimes trial.
Roof was charged with 33 counts in his federal indictment. He was found guilty on every single one. Family members of the nine parishioners gunned down last year nodded silently as each charge was read aloud. Some held hands, their eyes shut tightly, as each guilty verdict was announced in the courtroom just a mile from the church.
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Despite this being a hopeful case of justice actually being served, I advise not to get your hopes completely up when it comes to the system overall. Unless something similar happens – God forbid – it’s business as usual, the business of black oppression and white justice.