- Aug 20, 2014
- Reaction score
- Shady Dale, Georgia
- Political Leaning
- Very Conservative
Lynch: Justice Dept. to seek death penalty against Dylann Roof
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Tuesday that the Justice Department would seek the death penalty against Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof.
“The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision,’’ Lynch said in written statement.
Last July, Lynch announced federal hate crime charges against the then-21-year-old suspect, alleging that Roof sought to ignite racial tensions across the country by targeting Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church because of its local and historical significance.
The 33-count federal indictment charged Roof with nine murders, three attempted murders and multiple firearms offenses as part of a long-planned assault in which Roof allegedly singled out victims "because of their race and in order to interfere with their exercise of their religion.''
Johnson, K. (2016). Lynch: Justice Dept. to seek death penalty against Dylann Roof. Retrieved May 25, 2016, from Lynch: Justice Dept. to seek death penalty against Dylann Roof
I thought the left was against the Death Penalty. Yet, here the Democrat Administration of President Barack H Obama is seeking the Death Penalty in the case of Dylan Roof. Why? Is it that the left is opposed to the Death Penalty with a few a few exceptions? Is there a deeper agenda in seeking the Death Penalty in this case? Though on crime position maybe?