This is an international disgrace. The mayor of the town where this boy lives, Irving, Texas, started off a wave of Islamophobia for political advantage earlier this same year. It’s not a coincidence that this kid was arrested in one of the town’s high schools.
Mary Fallin has decided that facts don’t matter, and neither do court decisions. She and her masters (members of the GOP in the legislature) are “shocked” to discover that Oklahoma’s Constitution defines a strict separation between church and state, and they don’t like it. Since somehow, some way, somebody might get the legislature to actually modify the Constitution and take out one of its most important provisions, she has decided she doesn’t have to follow the decisions of her own state’s Supreme Court. This won’t stand. It’s a constitutional crisis in the making, and she’s making it.
Monroe Bird, who was paralyzed by the shooting, has now died. The DA of Tulsa has already decided there will be no charges against the killer.
In the wake of the US Supreme Court decision removing all bans against same-sex marriage, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled, 7-2, that the “Ten Commandments” monument placed on the Capitol grounds years ago violates the State Constitution.
This should be read and seriously investigated. The browser history on Roof’s computer could show whether he visited the CCC web site at any time between Holt’s murder-fantasy internet post and the actual murders.
He isn’t just a white supremacist, he isn’t just a terrorist, he isn’t just a mass murderer. He’s a neo-nazi and here is the proof.
This man entered the Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina about 9PM last night, and stayed in a meeting for almost an hour. He then produced a gun and told the 12 people present, which included the pastor and at least one grandmother, that he was going to leave one of them alive. He then shot and killed 6 women and 3 men, including the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who was also a South Carolina State Senator, who had met with Hillary Clinton earlier yesterday, and sponsored a bill to put body camera on all police in South Carolina.
He has not been found.
Difficult to say much besides I’m not surprised.