South Carolina State Senator Clementa Pinckney from Jasper County has been killed.
He was one of the nine killed in the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Pinckney was the pastor of the church.
He was ordained at 18. He served as a pastor at Youngs Chapel AME Church in Irmo, Jericho and Porter’s Chapel AME Churches in Beaufort, Mt. Horr AME Church in Yonges Island and Campbell Chapel AME Church in Bluffton.
Pinckney has sponsored or co-sponsored the following legislation this session:
S*0047 – Body Camera Bill – signed into law by Gov. Haley
S.0048 – Creation of a “Study Committee on Racial Profiling” – in committee
S 0144 – Minimum Wage Bill – in committee
S*0382 – South Carolina State Mandatory Furloughs
Video of Pinckney speaking at EMA Episcopal Church: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP35_JVnP6g
He was the father of two.