NAACP President on Dylann Roof’s Lack of Regret for Massacre: “It’s About the State of America” | Democracy Now!

NAACP President on Dylann Roof’s Lack of Regret for Massacre: “It’s About the State of America” | Democracy Now! – This week Dylann Roof faces a possible death sentence for murdering nine black worshipers at the Emanuel AME Church in June of 2015. As Roof acted as his own attorney in a brief opening statement during the sentencing phase of his trial, he offered no apology and no explanation for his massacre, telling jurors he was psychologically fit to stand trial. In the prosecutor’s opening statement, they quoted excerpts of a racist manifesto written by Roof while he was held in a Charleston jail, in which he wrote, “I would like to make it crystal clear I do not regret what I did. … I am not sorry. I have not shed a tear for the innocent people I killed.” We get response from Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the NAACP, who is also a civil rights lawyer and a minister.

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