Swift justice for Dylann Roof
Regarding “Don’t make Dylann Roof a martyr” ( Jan. 13): While I agree with Spencer Whitney about the need to address “the hateful ideas and beliefs that give birth to white supremacists,” Dylann Roof is an unrepentant mass murderer who, if imprisoned for life rather than being executed, could live for the next half century on the taxpayers’ dime.
Any supporters of his twisted racist ideology need to realize that there are extreme consequences for such outrageous actions. And the families of Roof ’s victims deserve justice and some form of closure by having his sentence carried out swiftly. Xavier Betancourt, San Francisco