Buffalo shooting – live: local man arrested for referencing terror threat weekend massacre

Buffalo mass shooting: 10 dead as police investigate manifest

Ten people have died and one suspect is in custody after a man armed with a rifle and wearing a bulletproof vest opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on May 14, in what is believed to be one of the racist massacres. deadliest in recent American history, and the deadliest. mass shooting in the United States in 2022.

The shooting took place at Tops Friendly Market in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue in the state’s second-largest city, in a predominantly black neighborhood that authorities believe the suspect had specifically targeted. Thirteen people in total were shot. Among the victims, 11 were black.

Close-ups from a video of Saturday’s attack, which police say was shot by the gunman himself, show the N-word and the number 14, a known white supremacist code, written on the barrel of the gun in white paint.

A “manifesto” has been found online, connected to 18-year-old suspect Payton Gendron, referencing racist and white nationalist tropes and far-right conspiracy theories.

President Joe Biden will visit Buffalo on Tuesday to “grieve” with the community.

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‘He had plans to continue his attack,’ police say

ICYMI: Payton Gendron, the suspect in the Buffalo shooting, reportedly went on to shoot “more black people” after the supermarket attack, police said.

Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia told ABC News on Monday that the 18-year-old Gendron may have continued shooting in the area around the Tops supermarket on Saturday, where 10 people were shot and killed.

Three others were injured in the attack, and according to police, 11 of his alleged victims were black. Authorities have described the shooting as a racially motivated hate crime.

“We have uncovered information that if he escaped from the [Tops] supermarket, he had plans to continue his attack,” Gramaglia said. “I had plans to continue driving down Jefferson Ave to shoot more black people…possibly go to another store [or] location.”

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Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 05:01

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Liz Cheney criticizes the Republican Party for allowing white nationalism

ICYMI: Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney called out her own party on the issue of white nationalism after Saturday’s shooting in Buffalo, and others across the United States this weekend.

She tweeted: “House Republican leadership has enabled White Nationalism, White Supremacy and Anti-Semitism. History has taught us that what begins with words ends much worse. Republican leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them.”

It comes after the New York governor described the 18-year-old Buffalo gunman as a “white supremacist” following revelations about his beliefs and past history, as well as apparent white supremacist motives.

Republicans have staunchly defended gun rights despite previous mass shootings, and some in Congress have been accused of promoting white nationalist rhetoric.

Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 04:04

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New White House press secretary dismisses Fox’s question about Biden’s trip to Buffalo, but not about other scenes of attacks

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre declined to participate in a query from a Fox News correspondent who asked why President Joe Biden was able to visit Buffalo to comfort the victims of a white supremacist mass shooting. that took place there over the weekend, but not another disaster. -affected communities.

Andrew Feinberg has the details.

Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 03:11

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The problem with Biden’s speech on the Buffalo shooter

I don’t want to join people who want me dead, writes Michael Arceneaux.

Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 02:05

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Inside the data that debunks the ‘Great Replacement’ theory

Versions of the conspiracy theory have been around for decades or even centuries, but the data doesn’t support the claims, writes Andrew Buncombe.

Graeme Massie17 May 2022 01:15

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Schumer accuses ‘MAGA Republicans and cable news pundits’ of spreading ‘echoes’ of Buffalo shooter’s ideology

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joined the chorus of voices accusing the right wing of spreading the same ideology as the shooters in Buffalo, Christchurch, El Paso and other attacks motivated by a racist belief in the “theory of white replacement.

Speaking on the floor of the US Senate on Monday, Schumer criticized conservatives for spreading what he said were “echoes” of the same rantings that the suspect in the Buffalo mass shooting over the weekend exposed in a lengthy manifesto posted online earlier. the attack.

John Bowden has the story.

Graeme Massie17 May 2022 00:05

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Obama reacts to ‘despicable’ Buffalo shooting

The former president took to Twitter to condemn the mass shooting by a white nationalist in a predominantly black neighborhood of Buffalo.

“This weekend’s shootings in Buffalo offer a tragic reminder of the price we pay for refusing to curb easy access to guns. It should also serve as a wake-up call to all Americans of goodwill, regardless of party,” he said.

“We need to repudiate in the strongest terms those politicians and media figures who, whether for political gain or to boost ratings, have used their platforms to promote and normalize “replacement theory” and other theories of markedly racist, anti-Semitic and nativist conspiracy. .

“It’s despicable, it’s dangerous, and it has to stop.”

Graeme Massie16 May 2022 23:31

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Buffalo man arrested and charged with terrorism threat

A Buffalo man has been arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat against two businesses in the wake of the mass shooting in the city.

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office alleges that Joseph S Chowaniec threatened a pizzeria on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo and a brewery downtown.

Investigators say the 52-year-old called both businesses Sunday afternoon and made threats in reference to the shooting at Tops Friendly Markets in the city, which killed 10 people and wounded three others.

Chowaniec faces seven years in prison if convicted.

Graeme Massie16 May 2022 22:58

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Radio call reveals lifeguard alarm

ICYMI: Radio calls between dispatchers and first responders at the scene of Buffalo’s Tops Friendly Market over the weekend have revealed their alarm at finding bodies in the supermarket.

According to the audio obtained by buffalo news on Sunday, a police officer told dispatchers to alert homicide detectives because “we’ve got bodies down here.”

That call came after police were dispatched to the scene at 2:31 p.m. to find an active shooting situation and immediately told dispatchers, “Radio, send as many cars as you can.”

The suspected gunman, 18-year-old Payton Gendron, continued to fire as more police cars were dispatched to the store on the city’s Jefferson Avenue.

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Graeme Massie16 May 2022 22:37

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ICYMI: The parents of Buffalo shooting suspect Payton Gendron, 18, were interviewed by FBI agents over the weekend, police said.

On Sunday, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said investigators, including FBI agents and New York State police officers, had been to Gendron’s family home, where they interviewed his parents.

While details remain scant, Gramaglia said Gendron’s parents were cooperating with authorities.

The police commissioner also believed they were “absolutely distraught and devastated” by their son’s arrest in connection with the shooting at Tops Friendly Market on Saturday, Fox News reported.

Police believe the suspected gunman acted alone when he fatally shot 10 people at the Buffalo supermarket, about 200 miles from his home in Conklin, New York.

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Graeme Massie16 May 2022 22:01

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