On the evening of June 17, 2015, nine people were gunned down in Charleston, South Carolina, in a church steeped in the history of the U.S. civil rights movement. The suspected shooter and his racist “manifesto,” published on social media, have sparked a debate in the U-S about hate crime, gun control, the Confederate flag, and the definition of “terrorism.” HashtagVOA discusses.
Joseph P. Riley Jr. :Mayor, City of Charleston
Keith Waring: District Seven Councilmember, Charleston City Council
Max Abrahms: Professor-Political Science, Northeastern University
Dave Cullen: Author, “Columbine”
Amanda Scott: VOA