Dylann Roof – The Charleston AME Church Massacre

Hey guys, as you may know the TM2M gang lives in Charleston literally right down the road from where this horrific event took place.

On June 17, 2015, Dylann Storm Roof, a miseducated white supremacist, walked into a historic Charleston, SC church and committed one of the worst mass murders and hate crimes in the nation’s history.

The four-year anniversary is next week, which is why I really wanted to cover this episode this week.

Also, big shout out to Talko Supremo Whitney for ALSO requesting me to cover this story. Support our podcast by becoming a Supremo here

I decided to use a slightly different format than I’m used to in this episode because I was really interested in the psychology aspect of this case and how someone could become so radicallized in what Dylann Roof refers to as viewing the world through a “racial lens”.

 SOURCES I USED FOR THE EPISODE 

Dylann Roof interview with the FBI

CNN interviews survivor Polly Sheppard in an exclusive interview

Photos from Dylann Roof’s webpage TheLastRhodesian.com

NPR – Dylann’s Sister, Morgan Roof arrested for bringing weapons to school

Dailymail.co.uk – Dylann Roof was raised in an abusive home

Unsealed Dylann Roof court documents

The Biggest Lie in the White Supremacist Propaganda Playbook

Politifact – Donald Trump tweets blacks killed 81% of white homicide victims

Dylann Roof manifesto

The Northwest Front white supremacist movement

The “Bowl-Patrol” movement

Dylann Roof copycat killers have now become a thing

TEDTalk interview with former Neo-nazi Christian Picciolini

The New Yorker – Inside Dylann Roof’s trial

Dylann Roof’s jailhouse journal

What does 1488 mean?

Here’s this very racist podcast that needs to be banned by the way

5 thoughts on “Dylann Roof – The Charleston AME Church Massacre

  1. Loved hearing this story. It’s weird to hear current events that we have been alive to hear about on the news.

    What a monster he is to decimate a church!

    I also wanted to chime in on the topic of global warming. I don’t really know a lot about it, but the thing I think about is..the earth doesn’t need us. It would be better off without us. We need the earth, so we better start taking care of her.

    Also, gonna have to get on my diver soapbox. I love that yall can swim with the dolphins, but please, please, please, dont touch them! Even if they initiate contact, they do not understand the consequences. The slimy feeling of marine life is a protective coating that protects against bacteria and infection. When you touch them, you remove this coating and leave them susceptible to infection. Keep exploring the ocean, interact when it is welcomed, but take only pictures and leave only bubbles!

    • LeMeegs, lol that’s awesome.

      Yeah, so we were pretty drunk during that episode as you could probably tell as we jump to the consequences of global warming to me swimming with dolphins.

      I was worried that our Supremos wouldn’t like the story too much, but I’m glad you listened, and I’m so happy you liked it.

      I did not know that about dolphins or their protective coatings and I will certainly keep my hands to myself now that you said that. I didn’t know that you are also a diver! That’s so cool, and we must see pictures 🙂

      • Yess, it was very interesting to hear another story I am remotely familiar with. Most of the stories feel like just that, a story. Like watching TV or something. It’s just usually not stiff we can closely relate to if that makes sense. Probably because most of us haven’t experienced anything close to the stories. 

         

        And yes, breathing under water is the most amazing thing I’ve been lucky enough to do. It is a whole under water world. I will email some pictures since I don’t think I can upload them here.

        And here is a really neat video. When you’re diving, you hear all these sounds, like a static. It is the fish communicating. They all make different sounds, and on the reef it is just awe inspiring to just listen. 

         

        https://youtu.be/POITH02VVrw

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