Dylann Roof: His Life for Nine Irreplaceable Ones
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Dylann Roof: His Life for Nine Irreplaceable Ones

Let's talk about a different point of view on the Charleston Church Shooting

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Dylann Roof: His Life for Nine Irreplaceable Ones
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I believe that everyone remembers when Dylann Roof went to a Charleston, SC church and murdered nine innocent individuals just because they were African American.

This marked the beginning of people not feeling safe in their own skin anymore. Racial tensions rose and rose from that day on. However, these past couple months have been extremely crucial in the shooting case. It was the decision making of the jury whether Roof would be sentenced to life in prison or sentenced to death. Of course many of us out there wished he would just die anyway. However, there is another opinion I heard on this situation.

As many of you know, Roof said he was mentally stable and knew what he was doing with the shooting happened. He also stated that he did not have any remorse for the killings. When the judge heard this, he gave Roof many opportunities to change his answer and to have legal representation (which he did not; he represented himself). So that alone made him look extremely insane.

However, I got a second opinion from someone close to me. Be aware that this person will remain unnamed for her own reasons. She has studied things like this for years and has come to the conclusion that Roof may actually have some sort of Social Anxiety disorder that causes him to lash out when he is put in situations he finds uncomfortable.

Yes, I am aware that this is by no means an excuse for he did. But, should we take into consideration that there is a possibility that he may be suffering from a disorder? Or should forget about the idea of a possible mental illness and let him give his life for the nine he took away? These are questions that can only be answered individually. I can bet that probably not everyone is going to have a different answer based on personal opinion.

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