Hold Shooter’s Friends and Family Responsible in Church Massacre

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Target: Loretta E. Lynch, U.S. Attorney General

Goal: Hold Dylann Roof’s friends and family accountable for not taking actions on the signs that Roof was dangerous and passively allowing the Charleston Church Massacre to occur.

Dylann Roof is now infamous as the murderer who shot and killed nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina. As Roof has been caught, friends and family have revealed pieces about Roof’s life that should have been warning signs about the evil within this man.

Dalton Tyler, Roof’s roommate, told reporters that Roof had been, “planning something like that for six months.”

“He was big into segregation and other stuff,” Tyler said. “He said he wanted to start a civil war. He said he was going to do something like that and then kill himself.”

Roof told Tyler he had been planning it and even went so far as to tell him a vague idea of the dangerous act he wanted to commit, yet Tyler didn’t feel a need to take action and report it to anyone?

“He apparently told people that he was involved in groups, racist groups,” said a woman who said she was the mother of Mr. Roof’s former stepmother. She said Roof’s former stepmother didn’t approve, but if so, why did she not attempt to intervene?

Joey Meek, an old friend of Roof’s who had recently reconnected with the killer, said, “He [Roof] said blacks were taking over the world. Someone needed to do something about it for the white race,”

Multiple friends and family members have claimed Roof was an introverted loner who “fell of the grid,” yet apparently felt no need to step in despite the fact that recent murders like this are usually publicized as the killer having these qualities. Maybe if someone had stepped in, this tragedy could have been prevented. Urge the government to hold the family and friends partially accountable in this horrific tragedy.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Loretta E. Lynch,

Dylann Roof  shot and killed nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina. As the investigation rolls out, riends and family have revealed signs that should have indicated that Roof was potentially dangerous. Yet no one stepped in to intervene.

Multiple friends and family said they knew Roof was involved in racist groups, that he fell off the grid, and that he talked about killing himself and doing something big to start a race war and help the white race. It’s difficult to think this tragedy could have been prevented if friends and family had taken action with these facts. I urge you to hold the killer’s friends and family accountable when they could have possibly stopped this tragedy before it happened.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Mary Gasaway

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  1. What action should they have taken?

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