A white teenager who admitted to plotting to kill Black churchgoers last year was sentenced to four years in juvenile detention on Thursday. Caitlyn Pye, 17, will also face 10 years of probation upon her release from the Department of Juvenile Justice at the age of 21. Pye, of Gainesville, Georgia, at city of less than 50,000 people about an hour north of Atlanta, was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder after she plotted a deadly attack on worshippers at the city’s Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in November 2019. School resource officers in Gainesville were made aware that Pye had “detailed” written plans to “commit murder” in a notebook. When school officials searched Pye’s bag, they found the notebook, one T-shirt with the phrase “natural selection,” written on it, and another with “Free Dylann Storm Roof” on it, along with swastikas drawn on each sleeve, the Gainesville Times reported. White domestic terrorist Dylann Roof murdered nine Black worshippers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015. The back of one shirt said: “I had to do it because somebody had to do something, because Black people are killing White people every day on the streets. What I did is still miniscule compared to what they’re doing to White people every day. I do consider myself a White supremacist.” The quote nearly mirrors Roof’s statements found in his online manifesto and a journal after the Charleston Massacre. There were also two knives in the bag. Pye visited the church she intended to target several times, but there was no one there. Pye is forbidden from having any contact with any AME church in the state of Georgia, and is required to remain 150 yards away from any other AME church. The sentence also requires that she write an apology letter to the church and attend court-ordered counseling.

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siehe auch: MOTIVATED BY HATE ‘White supremacist’ teen girl ‘plotted to butcher Black churchgoers in knife attack’ because ‘she idolized Dylann Roof’. A TEENAGE girl who plotted to butcher Black churchgoers in a knife attack has pleaded guilty, after paraphernalia idolizing gunman Dylann Roof was found in her schoolba. The 17-year-old girl, who remains unidentified, said she planned to attack churchgoers at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Georgia, with a knife. (…) Prosecutors said that the teenager had written out the plans in her notebook and a search of her bag revealed two knives and T-shirts, one of which read ‘free Dylann Storm Roof’ with swastikas drawn onto the arms, WXIA reported. The shirts also included several writings on their backs, including “I’m not crazy I had to do this,” and, “I do consider myself a white supremacist,” prosecutors said. Roof was 21 years old when he massacred nine Black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, during a prayer service in 2015. The self-proclaimed white supremacist was convicted of murder over the massacre, in which a senior pastor and a state senator were shot dead at a Methodist Episcopal Church. Bishop Reginald Jackson, presiding prelate of the Sixth Episcopal District of the AME Church, told reporters that the girl was inspired by Roof. “Idealizing him and sharing the same ideology, she plotted to accomplish the same at Bethel church in Gainesville,” Jackson said.