US reaches $88m settlement for Black victims of white supremacist

US reaches $88m settlement for Black victims of white supremacist

US reaches $88m settlement for Black victims of white supremacist

Aljazeera says the Department of Justice announced an $88m settlement on Thursday with victims of a white supremacist who shot dead nine Black churchgoers in South Carolina in 2015.

The settlement stems from allegations that the FBI was negligent when it failed to prohibit the sale of a gun by a licensed firearms dealer to the attacker, Dylan Roof, the Department of Justice said.

Roof, 27, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, who wanted to start a “race war” has been sentenced to death for the massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. He was convicted in December 2016 on 33 federal counts including hate crimes resulting in death. He later pleaded guilty to nine state charges of murder, in order to avoid the death penalty in those cases.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/28/us-reaches-88-mn-settlement-with-black-victims-of-white-supremacist


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