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THE CHARLESTON SHOOTING – There’s More to the Story Than We’ve Been Told

SEE ALSO: Charleston Shooting: Evidence of Stagecraft

Shawn Helton
21st Century Wire

There seems to be much more to the shooting in South Carolina…

Mainstream media gatekeepers are once again propagandizing and polarizing the nation with their coverage of the deadly shooting attack said to have taken place inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in Charleston, South Carolina.

According to official reports, 21 year-old Dylann Storm Roof joined a ‘bible study session’ for an hour at the AME Church on the evening of June 17th, prior to opening fire on the unsuspecting group.

All told, reports state that nine people were killed, with Roof supposedly leaving a lone eyewitness alive so that she could ‘tell the story’ of what happened.


‘Killer or Patsy?’ – The alleged church shooter Dylann Roof (above) is seen extradited for sentencing. (Photo link dailymail.co.uk)

Media Portrait 

The apparent motive in the Charleston church shooting rapidly emerged, as authorities state that Roof gave a full confession shortly after being captured. Additionally, reports have linked Roof to a racially charged ‘manifesto’ which has been posted to a website believed to have materialized sometime in February of 2015.

The apparent manifesto, which is not signed, doesn’t seem to fit with the life experience of someone Roof’s age. Another striking observation made when looking at the angry tirade against different races, wars and patriotism in America, is that at the end, the writer claims to have quickly typed up the hyper-violent message – though it reads as if it was scripted well in advance.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) wasted no time inserting themselves in this tragedy, with their posting of the vitriolic manifesto said to have been penned by alleged church shooter Roof, only 72 hours after the shooting.

Ironically, the SPLC, an organization which claims to be an advocate for victims of “hate groups,” is the one seen exploiting this latest ‘mass shooting tragedy’ with little to no regard to the families of those said to have died.

However, to anyone paying close attention, this should come as no surprise, as the SPLC and others were also heavily involved in stirring up ‘racial divide’ two years ago during the George Zimmerman trial.

Strangely, at the beginning of the manifesto linked to Roof, there is a reference to the death of Trayvon Martin and the Zimmerman trial, which allegedly prompted the author to put their racially driven rage into violent action.

One of the victims named was South Carolina state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, who played a key role in pushing for body camera legislation, through his support of a bill recently signed into law by the Governor.

Shortly after the Charleston shooting, a video surfaced that was reportedly uploaded via the social networking application Snapchat by Tywanza Sanders, another victim said to have been killed at the church on the evening of June 17th.

The picture is blurry and shaky with a white male briefly seen in the video in at the far end of a table (right side) prior to the apparent shooting taking place. Although the video footage is described as raw, the video appears to have been edited before being released by media.

Below is the Snapchat video said to depict the bible study group prior to the shooting, along with CCTV images of the suspect entering a building believed to be the AME church, as a police report recording is heard in the background…

In an early news release from Salon, there was an emotionally charged decree from Tory Fields, a member of the Charleston County Ministers Conference, that had all but wrapped concluded the case – before a suspect was even apprehended:

“When asked about the motivation behind the attack — which Charleston police are treating as a hate crime — Tory Fields, a member of the Charleston County Ministers Conference, told the New York Times that “it’s obvious that it’s race — what else could it be? You’ve got a white guy going into an African-American church. That’s choice. He chose to go into that church and harm those people. That’s choice.”

Many others including the president have used the tragic event in Charleston as a way to push a political platform – whether it’s racially or emotionally charged statements or the predictable push for new gun control legislation.

Though the trial for Roof won’t be underway until October of 2015, there is no doubt his case will be used by many different political pressure groups between now and then.

The echoes are still felt from the George Soros funded protests in Ferguson last summer, something that immediately recalled the misguided machinations of ‘The Occupy Movement’ (aka OWS) in 2011, an event that turned out to be a think-tank-spun divide and conquer stratagem designed to push naive participants into violent action.

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‘Heavy Response’ – The scene outside of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church the night of the shooting. (Photo link abcnews.com)

Questions Emerge

With a full confession on the books from Roof and now a firmly planted motive in the public sphere, the Charleston shooting seems to be an open and shut case – but are we getting the full story?

There are critics who question the ‘official narrative’ of the Charleston shooting, due to its seemingly ready-made storyline, in addition other details revealed since the dramatic incident took place.


‘Caught on Film’ – Questions surround the time & date listed on the CCTV image used by police. (Photo link nydailynews.com)

On June 18th, in a Boston Globe news release, we learned that the allegedly racially motivated shooter Roof, had dozens of ‘black friends’ listed on his apparent Facebook profile, a profile that has since been deleted:

“His Facebook page has since been removed. But before it was taken down, I combed through the list of 81 “friends” to see if anyone could tell me anything about him. I couldn’t help but notice that Roof had a penchant for befriending black people.”

The report speculates that Roof was merely a twisted voyeur, collecting Facebook friends out of hate. However, it’s important to note, that if Roof is the same person who wrote the manifesto discussed above, its extremely doubtful he would have befriended people of a different race based on the nature of the text.


‘Staging Hate?’ – Many photos of Roof depict heavy-handed symbolism for dramatic effect. (Photo link bbci.co.uk)

Was the Charleston shooting about race, guns or something else?

While the world was fully focused on the events unfolding in Charleston, the US House of Representatives pushed through the ‘fast-track’ Trade Promotion Authority, enabling large-scale trade deals such as the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to move ahead with little to no obstruction from US leaders.


‘Acting Out Violence’ – U.S. Army Sgt. Megan Girr seen during a simulated drill. (Photo link commons.wikimedia.org)

Roof is said to be from Eastover, South Carolina, and is said to have planned the attack over the last 6 months. Eastover recently ran a multi-agency drill with the South Carolina Army National Guard, which simulated casualties during a training exercise at McCrady Training Center, on June 30th, 2014.

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, is also located in Charleston, having several active shooter drills listed for 2015, as the alternative news site aanirfan has also stated.

We’ve seen evidence of active shooting drills or exercises prior to other alleged attacks and shootingsis this a coincidence or pattern?

We should also consider that SSRI prescription drugs have been linked to events like Sandy Hook, the Aurora theater shooting, the Tuscon shooting, as well as many other high-profile shooting incidents in recent history…

Stay tuned for more updates here at 21WIRE

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