The Facebook page for Dylann Storm Roof appears to have been removed, although the Google cache of the page still remains, only to show the scowling 21-year-old wearing the infamous jacket now being bandied about online in the press. As reported by the Daily Mail, Roof’s Facebook page photo revealed that Dylann favored wearing racist regalia. Such gear included South African flags in their apartheid state of the minority whites ruling over the majority amount of blacks. It also included Rhodesia under white rule, and Roof’s license plate bore the Confederate states. However, it’s also Dylann’s drug use, including cocaine, LSD and methamphetamine, that are also the focus of the alleged killer’s routine.
According to the New York Times, Dylann had been in trouble with police previously when Roof began asking weird questions at a mall called Columbiana Centre. After authorities were alerted to Dylann’s strange questions, such as how many people were working and when they left, they pegged Roof’s odd actions to potential drug use. Though he denied he had anything illegal on his person, Dylann was discovered to have Suboxone on him and didn’t have a proper prescription for the drug.
Suboxone is often used to treat addictions to opiates. That possession led to the arrest of Dylann. Suboxone is pegged as powerful and more common than its older substitute, methadone. An online search for information regarding Suboxone proves that the antidote can sometimes be just as addictive as the drug it’s trying to wean users from taking. What role Suboxone played on Dylann’s psyche remains to be seen.
High school classmates describe Roof as a quiet person who liked to use prescription drugs, including Xanax. Roof also wasn’t immune from telling racist jokes, although he did have plenty of black friends on Facebook. No Instagram page for Dylann could be readily located.
As reported by the Inquisitr, Roof was captured at a traffic stop, more than 200 miles away from where the shooting occurred.
Meanwhile, the hashtag named #CharlestonShooting is surging on Twitter, along with Roof’s name in related searches regarding his black friends and racist tendencies. With more than one million tweets about Dylann, the hope is that the Charleston shooting won’t get lost in a 24-hour news cycle, but that the tragedy teaches a deeper lesson about the hatefulness and hopelessness of hate and racism.
— Moms Demand Action (@MomsDemand) June 18, 2015
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