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Extreme Honesty

When there is a mass murder, one wonders what the assailant’s family thinks about it. But not when it comes to Dylann Storm Roof, 21, who murdered nine people at a Charleston, S.C. church because they were black, and he wanted to incite a “race war.” Roof’s uncle, Carson Cowles, says “He’s guilty as hell,” and is going to “ride the lightning” — suffer the death penalty. In fact, Cowles says, “I’d pull the switch myself, if they’d let me.” As for the victims of Roof’s domestic terrorism, “Those people did nothing wrong,” and Roof will “get no sympathy from us, any of us,” Cowles says. “None of us saw it coming, but here we are, and there’s no turning back.” But that’s all he’s going to say, because it’s “a personal matter.” (RC/Los Angeles Times) ...Not anymore.
Original Publication Date: 21 June 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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