CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - What do you say about the weekend events in Orlando?
Sadness. Outrage. Confusion. Many more questions than answers. Was it terrorism, hate? It was both.
While the tragedy and death was unfolding, police say the gunman called 911 and pledged his allegiance to ISIS and the Boston Marathon bombers.
Almost a year ago to the date, tragedy also came to Charleston and Mother Emanuel AME.
We want Orlando to know they are not alone. We pray for the victims. We pray for their families. We pray for the city. Their sadness is our sadness.
So what happens next?
Law enforcement must somehow identify these groups, and especially the lone wolf attackers before something happens.
Citizens like me and you have to speak up if we see or hear something suspicious.
This weekend, I visited the U.S.S. Yorktown and the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum. I was struck by the power and the timeliness of the famous quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."