The murderous rampage on a summer evening in Charleston evoked visceral reactions and brought back memories of the church’s birth more than two centuries ago.
Outraged Long Islanders took to the streets Sunday.
U.S. Attorney General Eric holder said his office was awaiting the decision before announcing the probe.
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo. police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, was not indicted.
Only 39 percent of people polled said they have a "great deal" of confidence in police officers locally to do a good job.
Recent arrests of journalists covering protests in Missouri have put a spotlight on press freedoms in the US. A NYT reporter could go to jail if he refuses to reveal his anonymous source in a book he wrote in 2006.