After Dylann Roof was arrested last week for killing nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Twitter was flooded with people who had a specific axe to grind.
— Arlaadi (@arlaadi) June 18, 2015
Caught alive. Not gunned down in a hail of bullets. White privilege even after a hate crime. Just saying. #CharlestonShooting
— Ari Z. (@RezOKC) June 18, 2015
— Michael M. (@Mercury_Cap) June 18, 2015
Ah, yes. White privilege. The only logical explanation as to why Dylann Roof was taken into custody alive. Because, as everyone knows, only white people are ever taken into custody alive.
Except, of course, when someone who isn’t white is arrested. Alive.