Late this past May, the Justice Department decided to inflict capital punishment on Dylann Roof, and sentence him to death for the crimes he committed in July 2015.


Who is Dylann Roof?


He’s the man who made national headlines after he was accused of killing nine people in a historically black Charleston church last summer. Roof showed little remorse for the shootings, which are strongly believed to be racially motivated. Both of these factors played a big role in the Department’s decision to inflict capital punishment.


Using the death penalty was fiercely debated among the members of …