Dylann Roof has been officially charged for the racially motivated mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. He is currently awaiting trial at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center, where he is currently detained next door to another infamous cell mate.
Dylann Roof and Michael Slager are currently detained next to each other as they both await trial. Michael Slager is accused of murdering Walter Scott back in April after shooting the unarm civilian eight times in the back. The murder sparked outrage across the nation as many protested against police brutality shown particularly towards African Americans.
According to reports, Dylann Roof is currently detained in cell 1141B while Michael Slager is detained in cell 1140B. Michael Slager’s attorney has pointed out that he is currently in isolation.
Dylann Roof’s brutal murder of nine African Americans in the historic African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, has amplified the conversation about race relations in the United States and the issue of gun control.
The mass shooting has led to many calling for the removal of the Dixie confederate flag from the South Carolina capitol.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) June 20, 2015
If you're fighting harder to take down the #ConfederateFlag than you are to change the confederacy mentality, you totally miss the point
— Afro State of Mind (@AfroStateOfMind) June 21, 2015
— Mark S. Cogan (@markscogan) June 20, 2015
The #ConfederateFlag is about racism, slavery, the symbol of traitors to their country. That is how to "celebrate" your history? pathetic.
— patrick ogle (@paogle) June 20, 2015
All history isn't history to be proud of. If the #ConfederateFlag represents "who we are," then therein lies a catastrophic problem.
— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) June 19, 2015
The Nazi Swastika is part of Germany's "heritage" too. You don't see it officially flying over govt buildings there. #ConfederateFlag
— Rev Daniel (@RevDaniel) June 19, 2015
Despite the horrific mass shooting, the church will be open for Sunday service at 9 a.m. Many churches will ring their bells in solidarity at 10 a.m. on Sunday. On Sunday night, a unity chain will be held at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, where organizers hope to attract enough people to hold hands and stretch from Charleston to the town of Mount Pleasant on the other side of the Cooper River.
[Photo by Charleston County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images]