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According to Rich, he stopped at a gas station, and when he left the station, a police officer outside took him into custody because he resembled the description of the suspect sought.
“A white male was briefly detained at the Shell gas station at Meeting and Calhoun streets. Two loud pops were heard and a crowd of people rushed to the front of the gas station where they had the male on the ground and were handcuffing him. The white male had on a backpack and was carrying a camera and recording device fell on the ground near where he was detained. David Corrie, 21, of Ladson, said he was walking out of the store and the officers forced him to get down. He said the officers told him they were just doing their jobs, and he fit the description.”
....Bruck is known for helping killers avoid the death penalty at sentencing. The Canadian-born jurist works with the Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel, an organization founded(and funded?) by the U.S. government that lends expertise to federal public defenders at no cost. It culls some of the best legal defense minds from law firms and academic institutions nationwide.
originally posted by: starviego
Where is the actual hard evidence pointing to the suspect's guilt?
--Have any of the living witnesses come forward to identify Roof as the gunman they saw in the church? No.
--Can the slugs and shell casings found in the church be linked back to the gun seized from Roof via ballistics evidence? Haven't seen it.
--Did they recover gunshot residue (GSR) on Roof's hands or clothing? Haven't seen it.
--Were his fingerprints found on the gun/mags/ammo? Haven't seen it.
--Did the suspect confess? CNN claims he did, based on two anonymous LE sources. Yeah, anonymous sources, which aren't worth very much. So why don't they show us the videotaped confession? Probably because there is no confession to hear.
--What about the photo stills of the suspect allegedly outside the church and his car at the scene? Those photos could have been from a different time and location, for all we know. And even if they are real, it might be evidence he was there, but that's not evidence he committed a mass shooting.
--Why were the police acting so casual as they arrested Roof in Shelby, NC?
--What was Roof doing in the five years after dropping out of high school until the shooting? Was he in the military, or otherwise institutionalized during this time period?
--Did or did not Roof have stolen plates on his car at the time of his arrest, as reported by some media sources?
--If police were tracking him via cell phone, as some sources claimed, whose cell phone was he using after he reportedly ditched his own phone?
--According to his friends, Roof talked of shooting up the College of Charleston. So is Roof the author of an 'anonymous' bomb threat, which resulted in a massive police search, to this very same school four months before the AME shooting?
--And, most importantly, did Roof ever own or wear the black trenchcoat?
The federal government also has tools the state does not — the ability to put a permanent muzzle on Roof. As they have done with Tsarnaev, “special administrative measures” could be imposed on Roof, meaning his contact with the outside world would be severely limited, Dunham says. In essence, Roof could be barred from publicly expressing racist views.
“The federal prosecution has the ability to essentially make Dylann Roof disappear from view,” Dunham says.