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Alleged Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Has Pleaded Not Guilty To All Charges

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Dylann Roof has pleaded not guilty.

The accused gunman in last month's tragic shooting in Charleston, South Carolina has pleaded not guilty to all federal charges.

According to authorities, Dylann Roof had confessed to shooting and killing nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 18.

The alleged murderer's lawyer admitted that the 21-year-old actually wanted to plead guilty to all 33 federal charges. However, the attorney said he couldn't allow his client to do so.

The counsel explained that he couldn't advise Dylann since the government is still deciding whether or not it will seek the death penalty for his accused crimes.

We hope that whatever the government decides, justice is served on behalf of all the victims and their families. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.

[Image via Charleston Police Department.]

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South Carolina Lawmakers Officially Ban The Confederate Flag At The Capitol!

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This flag won't be flying for too much longer!

Earlier this week, it was reported that South Carolina's state senate voted to remove the Confederate flag from the state Capitol grounds.

On Thursday, the House approved the historic Senate bill in a 93-27 vote! The bill will now head to Republican Governor Nikki Haley to sign into law.

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We don't know the exact timing of the flag removal, but it could come down as early as Friday!

The proposal to remove the flag was a result of last month's racially-charged shootings at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where nine black people were killed.

While supporters of the flag associate it with Southern pride, opposers say it is a symbol of support for slavery and racism.

We think it's great that South Carolina is willing to make a change in the right direction. Hopefully other states in the south follow suit and make a stand for unity!

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South Carolina's Senate Takes A Step Towards Banning The Confederate Flag At The Capitol!

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South Carolina senate votes to remove the Confederate flag.

South Carolina's state senate made a big move on Monday, getting one step closer to banning the Confederate flag from their Capitol.

In a landslide decision, the senate voted 37-3 to take it down. But, the fight isn't over quite yet.

[ Video: This Woman Climbs A Flag Pole To Take Down A Confederate Flag! ]

Before the flag can officially be lowered, the Senate has to vote one more time, and then the bill has to go to the South Carolina House.

The proposal to remove the it came as a result of last month's devastating shooting at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where nine black people were shot to death because of racist beliefs.

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley is thrilled that the Senate stepped up to bring down the banner, saying in a statement:

"The South Carolina Senate today rose to this historic occasion, with a large majority of members from both parties coming together in the spirit of unity and healing that is binding our state back together and moving us forward in the right direction."

But even with the governor backing the decision, there's a possibility the House might not vote the same way as the Senate.

So, Nikki pleaded with her state's other political institution to follow suit:

"I applaud the Senate's decisive action, look forward to the Senate giving the bill third reading in the morning, and ask that the House act swiftly and follow the Senate's lead."

The Senate won't be convening again until Tuesday, but we really hope all the necessary votes go through to make this change happen!

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Charleston Shooter's Sister Wants You To Pay For Her Honeymoon After Her Brother's Murderous Rampage Overshadowed Her Dream Wedding

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It's all about perspective, ya know?

While most people are aware that the worst thing Dylann Roof did with his life was murder nine innocent people in cold blood, his sister Amber thinks he committed an even worse atrocity…

He made her cancel her dream wedding!

You see, Dylann's Charleston Church shooting took place just four days before his 27-year-old sister was set to wed her now-husband Michael Tyo, but because of the media storm, she decided it would be safest to just forgo the whole event.

Well, Amber was just so heartbroken that she had to cancel her big day, she thought it'd be a great idea to set up a GoFundMe page to get other people to pay for her honeymoon.

[ Video: Kanye West Freestyles Charleston Shooting Rap ]

The page managed to raise $1,600 before it was taken down and in Amber's defense, she was going to donate 10% of the money to the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, but still… we think there are some people in her neighborhood who could have used the money just a little bit more than she.

Having to cancel your wedding because of your brother's psychopathic tendencies/murders does kind of stink, but so does, ya know, dying.

Go fund yourself, Amber.

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Charleston Shooter's Identity Revealed — He Attended Bible Study With His Victims Before The Hate Crime Shooting

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This is incredibly tragic.

Last night, shooter Dylann Roof killed six women and three men at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and police are releasing more details about him so people can help catch him.

The despicable person is described as a 21-year-old, standing 5'9", and according to Charleston police Chief Greg Mullen:

"He has on a very distinctive sweatshirt as well as the vehicle, with a very distinctive license plate. This is a very dangerous individual. He should not be approached by anyone. Call law enforcement if you recognize the individual or the car so we can take appropriate action."

In a gross turn of events, the sick shooter sat in the Bible study for an hour before opening fire. One woman said he explained he was letting her live so that she could tell people about what happened there.

This is now rightly being labeled as a hate crime.

If you have any information, here's what you should do:

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