CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 18, 2015
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(Charleston: Jeff Pegues) The investigation into the shooting reviewed; surveillance pictures of Roof shown; 911 call played; details given about Roof’s recent legal troubles. [Florist Debbie DILLS- recalls spotting Roof in Shelby, North Carolina.] [Charleston police Chief Greg MULLEN- comments on Roof’s arrest.] [Former assistant FBI director Ron HOSKO- notes the shooting was unsophisticated.] [Governor Nikki HALEY- says the heart and soul of South Carolina was broken.]
(Charleston: Scott Pelley) The victims of the massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, including Rev. Clementa Pinckney, named; photos shown.
(Charleston: Elaine Quijano) Pinckney’s story presented; details given about his life as a pastor and state senator; scenes shown of him praying with a civil rights group in 2013 and the black shroud over his seat in the senate. [Church member Marvin STEWART- comments on Pinckney’s sermons.] [Last month, PINCKNEY – supports police body cameras.] Snapchat image of the shooter with the Bible study group shown.
(Charleston: Scott Pelley) Earlier conversations held with former North Carolina senator Malcolm Graham, the brother of victim Cynthia Hurd, pastor Stephen Singleton, who was the minister at Emanuel before Pinckney, and church historian Liz Alston. [GRAHAM – talks about Cynthia; says we lost a sense of security.] [SINGLETON – says this is evil.] [ALSTON – wonders what possessed this 21-year-old man to kill people he did not know.] The history of the church reviewed.
(White House: Major Garrett) President Obama’s reaction to the tragedy reviewed; footage shown of him speaking in the aftermath of the shootings in Tucson, Arizona in 2011 and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012; details given about the political stalemate over gun control. [OBAMA – says we will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.]
(Charleston: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(No location given: Jim Axelrod) The increasing distrust between blacks and whites examined; scenes shown of the protests against the police shooting of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man; findings of a CBS News/"New York Times" poll on race relations in the US and FBI figures on hate crimes in 2013 cited. [Southern Poverty Law Center president Richard COHEN- notes the number of hate crimes is probably more; says jurisdictions aren’t required to report hate crimes.]
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