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Thursday, November 10, 2016

ACLU asks Justice Dept. to accept Dylann Roof guilty plea offer

The deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union is urging the Justice Department to accept the Charleston church shooter's offer to plead guilty to federal hate crimes.

The statement from the ACLU's Jeffrey Robinson on Wednesday came after the delay in Dylann Roof's trial pending his competency evaluation. The delay, Robinson says, gives the Justice Department a chance to accept Roof's offer to plea guilty.

Roof had originally offered to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence, but federal prosecutors rejected that offer and said they would still seek the death penalty.

Roof, now 22, is the perpetrator of the June 17, 2015, shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that left nine black parishioners dead.

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4 comments:

Zorro said...

He was tough enough to shoot unarmed Christians......time for him to go to hell where he belongs

Anonymous said...

Sorry but he needs death penalty.

Robert said...

An eye for an eye...

Anonymous said...

When trump was elected, the ACLU declared war on him and his coming administration.

We don't negotiate with terrorists.