In the wake of the mass murder of nine people in Charleston, the alleged shooter, Dylann Storm Roof, remains in custody. We’ve heard from our nation’s leader as the public struggles to comprehend such unspeakable violence. Media figures known for injecting humor into current events have gone somber, but social media treats things differently. Few people are joking there either, but discussions (some more civil than others) are ongoing.
Michael Ian Black, who never fears wading into controversial territory, noted how perpetrators of several prominent instances of mass violence have one thing in common.