Pallbearers release white doves over the casket of Ethel Lance as she is buried at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church cemetery in North Charleston, S. C., on June 25, 2015. Lance is one of the nine victims of the mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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(RNS) The forgiveness in Charleston and Boston has startled and moved people. But it has also provoked skeptics who wonder why -- in the face of little, late or no remorse -- victims have pronounced these violent young men "forgiven."