Dylann Roof, the man who once bragged about how he had no remorse for killing nine black worshippers in a Charleston Church is now the one pleading for his life.
Having said on record on whether or not he had an regrets or feelings of remorse for his heinous crime, Roof, standing by his racist beliefs replied: “I still feel like I had to do it,” “Anyone who hates anything in their mind has a good reason for it.”
But come this past Tuesday, having been convicted of all nine murders that took place place in June of 2015, he plead for his life, something he denied his victims- asking “the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn his conviction along with the death sentence that came with it.”
He is also of the belief that should he appeal the matter long enough, the way that the country’s politics are going- White Supremacy will again be the ruling power, and for his service he will be released.
As Reported by The Grio:
Roof had long ago announced his plans to drag out a process of appeals in his case, stating that he was sure that he could prolong the appeals process until white supremacy reigned supreme and his fellow white supremacists overturned his conviction and set him free.
He expects, apparently, to be pardoned and then granted the governorship of South Carolina.
“He has no intention of waiving his appeals because this will give enough time for the world to turn upside down,” defense attorney David Bruck said, according to a court transcript.
Initially, Roof had tried to appeal by arguing that he had not crossed state lines to purchase his weapon and had not left South Carolina for the massacre, though U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel said that his use of a telephone, and the fact that the bullets and gun were manufactured in a different state, was ground for the interstate commerce clause necessary to bring a federal case against him.
While there is no timeline for his appeals process, Roof remains in custody on federal death row in Terre Haute, Indiana.
What do you make of Dylann Roof’s pleas to have his life spared and conviction overturned? Do you think it is a ploy to further hurt the families and victims of his crimes? Does he seemingly get something out of continuing to have power over his victims this way? What do you think of his reasons of appeal, are these the ramblings of a crazy man, or given the state of race relations in the nation, coupled with a new administration with strong ties to White supremists, is it plausible that he has an actual chance on winning his appeal one day? Join the discussion in the comments below.
(Article By Tasha Sharifa)