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Sad counterpoint to Charleston, SC tragedy from local paper

Sad counterpoint to Charleston, SC tragedy from local paper

In a sad counterpoint that speaks to the pervasiveness of guns in American society.  Apparently, at least some issues of today’s Post and Courier in Charleston were delivered with a 30% off coupon for a local gun shop as shown in the image above.

The suspect, Dylann Storm Roof, seems to have nurtured anti-black animus and a propensity for anti-social behavior, but still some people thought that a gun would be a good thing for him to have.

From the Post and Courier

Before Thursday, Roof had been arrested twice in South Carolina as an adult, according to the State Law Enforcement Division. He was jailed March 1 in Lexington County on a drug charge and again on April 26 on a trespassing charge.

On his Facebook page, a photograph shows Roof staring blankly at the camera with a swamp in the roofbackground. On his jacket are two flags: one flown in South Africa during apartheid, a period of racial segregation, and one from Rhodesia, an area of Africa now known as Zimbabwe[that also enforced a kind of apartheid].

Roof’s uncle told Reuters that Roof got a gun as a birthday present in April, when he turned 21. The family member told the news agency that he had recognized his nephew from surveillance images.


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Barbara J. Barger

Well I guess you all know where the ‘Post and Courier’ newspaper stands on this issue. A very sad comment on what is supposed to be a non-bias source of news to their community. The Sickness just keeps growing, and unless it is stopped, it will kill, not only the black community, but our whole country. The United States used to stand for something that we could all be proud of…

David Allen

Newspapers survive with advertising. Allowing a local business to advertise in the paper is being a non-biased source of news.

A newspaper may express its stand in the editorial section.

It’s unfortunate that someone in authority didn’t catch this horrible coincidence before it occurred.

Bro David

David Allen

And yet it did. Likely because the folks who work at this paper in the production department are mere human beings.

Geoff McLarney

As a journalist, I don’t see how this gaffe would have been difficult to detect and prevent.

Jay Croft

That doesn’t look like a “blank stare.” It looks like a hate-filled stare.

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