As I type out this blog post, I do so in tears after reading what 70 year old Charleston Church shooting survivor Polly Sheppard said about that horrific evening. Hearing the 911 call was chilling to my soul.
The callousness in which Dylann Roof murdered innocent bible study members "as they stood to pray" tells the level of pure evil (not sickness) Roof possesses. I refuse to give this devil the benefit of having mental illness and marginalize the millions of good people who actually suffer from it. No. This bastard is a heartless, hateful, evil demon and I will call him as such.
Sheppard recounts how she dove under a table when the shooting began. She managed to find a cell phone of a victim lying on the floor and call 911. During the call, Sheppard could be heard saying "Please come right away! Plenty of people have been shot." A few seconds later, Sheppard was heard yelling, "He's coming. He's coming. He's coming! He's reloading. Oh God, please help me. There's so many people dead. Oh my God."
The testimony of Sheppard coupled with the playing of the actual 911 call, in which some victims could be heard taking their last breaths, were so emotional and sobering, even Roof's lawyer, David Bruck, could not bring himself to question Sheppard when the defense was called. Bruck stated somberly "I have no questions."
Video courtesy of NBC News. Read the entire article at NBCNews.com
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