What terrorists destroy

Back to BuzzFeed’s reporting on the victims of the terrorist attack at Emanuel AME church in Charleston.

More on Cynthia Hurd, the librarian.

[Her brother Malcolm] Graham, a former state senator, told the Charlotte Observer that his sister would have turned 55 on Sunday.

He said it was “typical” of her to be at the church on Sunday. He also fondly described her as a “nerd” who got a masters in library science from the University of South Carolina.

Hurd lived with her husband Steve in the east side of Charleston, the Charlotte Observer reported.

Graham, who last saw his sister in May when she attended his daughter’s graduation, said she always acted like his mother. “She was the one who brought us closer,” Graham told the Charlotte Observer. “It’s so senseless. She didn’t deserve it.”

Susie Jackson

Susie Jackson, 87, was also a victim of the attack, the coroner confirmed. She was a member of the Eastern Light Chapter No. 360 Order of the Eastern Star, according to a community activist on Twitter.

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I suppose she was “taking over our country” was she?


  1. karmacat says

    It shows how powerful and ugly racism can be that the killer would see these women as dangerous

  2. quentinlong says

    [racist scumbucket] Of course she was taking over our country! See those babies in the last picture? Those nigras have cottoned onto the Sooper-Sekrit Quiverfull Plan For Outbreeding Everybody, and they’re doing it better than us God-fearing White people! [/racist scumbucket]

    If there’s anybody out there who’s said what I wrote in my first paragraph, but they meant it seriously rather than as savage parody of hateful views… please don’t tell me. I’d rather not lose any more of my remaining shreds of faith in human decency.

  3. John Morales says

    I think that Ophelia’s use of “terrorist attack” is far more descriptive of the occurrence than the vaguer “hate crime” epithet used in official narrative, and fits to a T.

    (I wonder why it’s not in vogue?)

  4. rietpluim says

    She looks like the kind of person you would desperately want to take over the country.

  5. moarscienceplz says

    The American terrorist who committed this (I refuse to give him more publicity by naming him) is absolutely responsible for his actions, BUT I still lay lots of blame at the feet of Fox News and the other right-wing screaming media. Sure, they are not racists (wink, wink), but our President may not be a real Christian even though he says he is, or he may not have been born an American, or he may be planning to refuse to leave the White House at the end of his term, or he may be sending the army to your state to round you up and put you into concentration camps! Nothing to do with the fact that he’s black though, No Sirree! And this stuff had no effect on a young guy with social skills definciencies and a brand new gun. No, no, not in the least!

    As far as I am concerned, Roger Ailes and the others like him have blood on their hands, all the way to their elbows.

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