Sep 1, 2021 • 9M

Should We Allow the Charleston Church Shooter to Turn the Rest of Us Into Killers?

After Slaying 9 people in a church, Dylann Roof would Like to Live. His attorneys say he should not be executed. What would you do?

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Literary fiction and essays by an award-winning writer from the Deep South focusing on the current zeitgeist and the news that stays news.
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Today—from the op-ed page of The Jazprose Diaries—a question. If the decision were yours alone, would you set aside the death-penalty sentence for the Charleston church shooter? After slaying 9 people, Dylann Roof would like to live. His attorneys say he should not be executed. But what would you do?

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