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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 11:06 AM

5 years later: Remembering the Emanuel 9

https://www.wltx.com/article/life/people/remembering-emanuel-nine-victims-church-shootings-charleston-southcarolina/101-8c675ab0-9a6c-4a66-8fc3-4b660797ec50

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Five years ago, on June 17, 2015, about two dozen members of a Bible study group at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church -- known as Mother Emanuel -- were holding their regular weekly evening meeting.

A white man entered the church shortly before the meeting started and sat in with the group, beside Rev. Clementa Pinckney. After prayer was said and the meeting was over, the white man stood up and opened fire on the African American churchgoers, killing nine.

These are the nine:

The Honorable Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41: Pastor at Mother Emanuel, SC state senator. Pinckney had lead rallies after the shooting of Walter Scott by a North Charleston Police officer and had pushed for legislation requiring police to wear body cams. According to reports, earlier on June 15, he was campaigning with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Pinckney's body laid in state in the Rotunda at the State House in Columbia on June 24. His service was held June 26 at TD Arena at College of Charleston. President Barack Obama gave the eulogy, famously singing part of the hymn “Amazing Grace.”

Cynthia Graham Hurd, 54: Bible study member, manager in the Charleston Count Public Library system, sister to former SC state senator Malcom Graham. Service was held at Emanuel AME Church on June 27. Hurd’s family established the Cynthia Graham Hurd Fund for Reading and Literacy organization to give children easier access to books.

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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 11:07 AM

1. K & R...

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Response to swag (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 11:12 AM

2. The President at The Home Going

The eulogy

, near 40 minutes



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Response to swag (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 11:39 AM

3. ....and following the shootings

the police took him to f#cking Burger King

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Response to markbark (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 11:42 AM

4. And to all of the apologists who say "The prison kitchen was closed and he was hungry!"

I say, they could either have woken up the prison cook, or they could have waited six hours or so to feed the murderous scumbag. I don't think waiting a little while would have counted as prisoner mistreatment.

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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 12:48 PM

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