Quiet. Soft-spoken. Those were a few of thequalities that the uncle of suspected shooter Dylann Storm Roof, 21, ascribed to his nephew, now in police custody in North Carolina after being identified as the man who shot and killed nine people in an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina.
And yet the photos we have been shown of Roof in the media– as with mass killers like Jared Lee Loughner, James Eagan Holmes and Adam Lanza, to name a few – show an angry young man with soulless eyes. Another obvious mind-control subject.
And the most dramatic photo of Roof, clearly painting himas a racist, is one of him standing in front of a swamp wearing a black jacket festooned with patches of apartheid-era South Africa and one from white-run Rhodesia, now called Zimbabwe.