Inmate Who Attacked Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof Getting Donations

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The internet has been good to Charleston County jail inmate Dwayne Stafford, after it was reported that he attacked Charleston church bomber Dylann Roof on Thursday morning [August 4]. News of the incident sparked celebration across social media in the days to follow, with some even volunteering to compensate the 26-year-old prisoner for his deed. It has now come to the media's attention that an organization called "Taking a Stand Against Discrimination" has led the way in ensuring that Stafford receives any prospective funds.


 TASAD's has for some time acted as a resource for those wishing to take action against racial discrimination. Its website offers research and contact information to direct visitors in their search to get involved with such social justice causes. Since the incident between Stafford and Roof, the organization's site has set up a reference point for anybody wishing to put money in Stafford's discretionary spending account. It is unknown exactly how much his commissary has benefited from the support of sympathizers, as that information is not shared by Charleston County prison officials.

Roof, 22, has been serving under protective custody since he infiltrated and opened fire on parishioners at a church in Charleston, S.C. in June of 2015. He immediately became one of the most hated men in America, after it was discovered that he had espoused his allegiance to white supremacy causes prior to claiming the lives of nine Black men and women, and being taken in on 33 counts of hate crime and firearm charges. Thus, it is unclear how Stafford, whose cell is bolted closed by a steel door, and sits up a flight of stairs away from the showers at which Roof was located, was able to get away and reach his target at 7:45 a.m. It is reported that Stafford was able to beat Roof to the face and body before the two were pulled apart by prison guards.