Quotation Of The Week: Charleston Church Killings

What’s This? A newish feature. Each week, we’re going to pick a newsworthy or huh?-worthy or whoa-worthy quotation that stuck with us.

OK, What’s This Quotation? On Wednesday evening, a white man fatally shot nine people in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

The suspected gunman, Dylann Storm Roof, 21, is believed to have white supremacist views. He was captured in North Carolina on Thursday.

Speaking about the tragedy, President Obama cited the church's long and sometimes fraught history and lamented the politics of gun control.

Where Can I Find Out More About This Topic? Here's a look at the nine victims. The massacre has renewed debate about the Confederate flag that flies above South Carolina's capitol. And here's On Point's discussion:

How About Previous Quotations Of The Week? They’re all here.

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