Target: James Comey, Director of the FBI
Goal: Applaud the arrest of the friend of alleged murderer Dylann Roof who had prior knowledge of the crime.
Thanks in part to petitions like ForceChange’s Hold Shooter’s Friends and Family Responsible in Church Shooting, a friend of alleged murderer Dylann Roof was arrested for reportedly lying to authorities and hiding knowledge of a crime.
Joey Meek originally told federal agents that he didn’t know Roof planned to shoot and kill black churchgoers during a bible study, but it’s been revealed he may have lied.
Not long after the shooting occurred, Meek allegedly told reporters that Roof talked about starting a race war and believed in segregation.
Roof had been staying with Meek’s family prior to the shooting and allegedly told Meek he wanted to do something crazy. Meek says he thought it was just drunk talk.
We can only hope that justice will be served in this horrific case and those who could’ve prevented it are held accountable. Applaud the arrest of this alleged murderer’s friend in being held accountable for this crime.
Dear Director Comey,
I am writing to applaud you on the arrest of Joey Meek, friend of alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof. Many of Roof’s friends and family seemed to have known Roof was dangerous and racist and did nothing to take action before it was too late. Joey Meek was one of those people.
Not only did he allegedly know and not do anything about it, he reportedly lied to federal officials about his knowledge despite talking reporters all about it.
It’s sad to think this horrific crime could have been prevented if Meek or others stood up and did something. However, this is a step in the right direction towards justice.
[Your Name Here]
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