I have no choice. I am not in the position to, alone, go into the ghetto and fight. I chose Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the country. We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.
If convicted of the federal charges, Roof would be eligible for the death penalty, though the Justice Department has not decided if they’ll pursue it. Earlier this month, Roof was charged with nine counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder in South Carolina, where he also faces the death penalty if convicted.