Dylann Roof's Friend, Joey Meek, Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison
Dylann Roof, the convicted killer who shot up a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, has equally shitty friends. One in particular, Joey Meek, who admitted to not telling the police about Roof’s plans, was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in a federal prison.
“I don’t know if I will make it out of prison alive. I’m scared,” Meek told the court during the sentencing hearing. “I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart. [I] really wish I would have called the cops.” As any elder in a black family would tell Joey, “You’re not sorry you didn’t do it, you’re sorry you got caught not doing it.”
Meek, who also was sentenced to one year of supervised release, will serve his time at the Federal Correctional Institution near relatives in Edgefield, South Carolina. And while Meek did not have a direct role in Roof’s evil, heinous plan, Meek did tell family and friends about the shooting and tried to prevent them from coming forward.
Court records show that the Lexington, South Carolina native was charged with misprision of a felony in 2015, which is concealing and failing to report a crime and lying to the FBI. After nine lives were snuffed from this earth without so much as a hint of regret from Dylann Roof, Meek told investigators, as well as several reporters, about Roof’s plans to start a “race war,” that he had vowed to do “something crazy,” and gave them the license plate number of your car.
Had Meek been a better student of history, he would’ve known, in the words of the late, great Maya Angelou, that if someone shows you who they are… believe them.