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A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof

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“What are you?” a member of the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston asked at the trial of the white man who killed eight of her fellow black parishioners and their pastor. “What kind of subhuman miscreant could commit such evil?... What happened to you, Dylann?”
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah spent months in South Carolina searching for an answer to those questions—speaking with Roof’s mother, father, friends, former teachers, and victims’ family members, all in an effort to unlock what went into creating one of the coldest killers of our time.
Sitting beside the church, drinking from a bottle of Smirnoff Ice, he thought he had to go in and shoot them.
They were a small prayer group—a rising-star preacher, an elderly minister, eight women, one young man, and a little girl. But to him, they were a problem. He believed that, as black Americans, they were raping “our women and are taking over our country.” So he took out his Glock handgun and calmly, while their eyes were closed in prayer, ope…

Bali In Drug ‘State Of Emergency’ Says Governor

Bali In Drug ‘State Of Emergency’
Bali is in the grip of a drug crisis verging on a ‘state of emergency’ with drug abuse cases reaching 62,457 last year, Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika said Monday, Aug. 7.

Pastika expects the number of cases to be far higher.

“That number is what’s recorded, just the tip of the iceberg. The actual amount, is a lot, it could be three to four times more,” he said, as reported by Antara Bali.

He pointed to a steady increase year-on-year, with 61,353 cases recorded in 2015, as evidence of the ‘state of emergency.’

Pastika announced the government would expand efforts to ‘facilitate drug abuse prevention’ and funding to the National Narcotics Agency (BNNP) Bali office.

“BNNP really needs support … so we have to create a legal umbrella so we can help them with their regional revenue budget,” he said.

Bali is often seen as a hotspot for drug crime on the fringes of the booming tourism industry, with some of the country’s most high-profile drug crimes occurring there, including the arrests of the Bali Nine smugglers and Australian national Schapelle Corby.

Source: Indonesia Expat, August 8, 2017

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