Politicians, execs chime in on Charleston shooting

The owner of the Carolina Panthers has promised $10,000 to each of the shooting victims’ families. Others debated whether the Confederate flag should be taken down from the S.C. Capitol. (Update)

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As the shock of the shooting that killed nine people in a Charleston, South Carolina, church last Wednesday evening eased over the weekend, some prominent voices spoke up about it.

One of those voices was Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, who sent this letter along with a check for $100,000 to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund, a charity set up to help victims and Emanuel AME Church:

Jerry Richardson and the Carolina Panthers donated $100k to the victims families. People are so gracious. Warms my ♥️ pic.twitter.com/TMs4mTezvx

— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) June 20, 2015

A Panthers spokesman told ESPN.com, “We don’t want to comment on the specifics of the donation, but know our hearts are one with those who grieve the loss of these individuals.”

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