According to Salon, domestic terrorist Dylann Storm Roof was "hungry" when police officers found and arrested him in Shelby, North Carolina. Roof had reportedly purchased Doritos and a beverage from a nearby gas station, but wasn't quite full — so cops covered the Burger King tab shortly after the arrest. Roof, of course, was wanted following his brutal act of domestic terrorism at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Lest you forget, Roof was a staunch white supremacist with a troubling pattern of violent language across various messageboards, including:
"I chose Charleston because it is most [sic] historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites [sic] in the country. We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me."
Roof's murder of 9 church attendees sparked two separate though chillingly intertwined debates surrounding the issues of gun control and the presence of the Confederate flag, respectively. According to reports on Monday, Senator Lindsey Graham is calling for the Confederate flag to be removed from state grounds — an admirable though embarrassingly overdue sentiment of rejecting the continued influence of the South's racist history by (hopefully) acknowledging it and moving forward.