"The gunman wanted in the killing of nine people at a prayer meeting at a historic black church in this city’s downtown area was taken into custody Thursday morning in North Carolina."
Mr. Roof’s Facebook profile picture shows him wearing a jacket decorated with the flags of two former white supremacist regimes, in apartheid-era South Africa and in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe....The link goes to the NYT where the top-rated comment — with 2,427 up-votes — sets out a bullet-point list of possible reasons why this happened:
“I have to do it,” the gunman was quoted as saying. “You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”
• Hysterical, paranoid gun culture enabled by states trying to outdo each other with permissiveness
• Hysterical, hate-mongering right-wing TV "news," talk show hosts, web sites
• Foaming-at-the-mouth incitements to racism
• Continued un- and underemployment