Charleston, South Carolina – After killing 9 people inside of a historic Charleston church, in a racially motivated attack, Dylann Roof, 21, went on the run.
He was captured by police 16 hours later, after being pulled over in North Carolina driving a Hyundai sedan. Upon being pulled over, Roof calmly rolled down his window and handed the officer his identification, telling him “I’m Dylann Roof.”
Police found a .45 caliber handgun in the car that is believed to have been used in the shootings.
Once captured, the FBI took over the questioning of Roof. But something strange took place prior to his being handed over to the FBI.
According to a statement given to the Charlotte Observer, by Shelby police chief Jeff Ledford, the police got the mass shooting suspect Burger King because he complained of hunger.
“Earlier in the day, Roof had bought water and chips at a south Charlotte gas station. Now he was hungry. Police bought him food from a nearby Burger King,” Ledford said.
Since when did police start going to Burger King for people accused of slaughtering 9 innocent human beings in a church?
When Freddie Gray was taken into police custody he was not taken to Burger King, in fact he was critically injured in the police van on the way to the station. He had committed no crime!
The extreme disparate treatment of these men needs to be addressed. While the incidents happened in two distinctly different jurisdictions, the fact remains that the Roof, who is white, was served Burger King, while Gray, who was black, was given only death.
It seems in police state USA “justice” isn’t blind at all.
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Jay Syrmopoulos is an investigative journalist, free thinker, researcher, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs. Jay’s work has previously been published on BenSwann.com and WeAreChange.org. You can follow him on Twitter @sirmetropolis, on Facebook at Sir Metropolis and now on tsu.