Buffalo shooting – live: Local man arrested for making terrorist threat referring to weekend massacre

Mass shooting in buffalo: 10 dead as police investigate manifest

Ten people are dead and one suspect is in custody after a gunman with a rifle and bulletproof vest opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on May 14, in what is believed to be one of the deadliest racist massacres in the world. recent American history and the deadliest mass shooting in the US in 2022.

The shooting took place at Tops Friendly Market on the 1200th block of Jefferson Avenue in the state’s second-largest city, in a predominantly black neighborhood that authorities believe the suspect was specifically targeting. In all, thirteen people were shot. Among the victims, 11 were black.

Close-up footage from a video of Saturday’s attack, which police say was filmed by the gunman himself, show the N word and the number 14 – a familiar code of white supremacy – written on the barrel of the gun in white paint.

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

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

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

ICYMI: Payton Gendron, a suspect in the Buffalo shooting, reportedly continued shooting “more blacks” after the supermarket attack, according to police.

Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia told ABC News on Monday that Gendron, 18, could have continued shooting in the area around the Tops supermarket on Saturday, where 10 people were shot dead.

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

“We found information that if he escaped the [Tops] supermarket, he had plans to continue his attack,” Gramaglia said. “He had plans to keep driving down Jefferson Avenue to shoot more blacks… possibly go to another store. [or] localization.”

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Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 5:01 am

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Liz Cheney calls out the GOP for allowing white nationalism

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

She tweeted: “The GOP leadership has allowed white nationalism, white supremacy and anti-Semitism. History has taught us that what starts with words ends in much worse. GOP leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them.”

This comes after the governor of New York 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.

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New White House Press Secretary Answers Fox’s Question About Biden’s Buffalo Trip But No Other Attack Scenes

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre declined to answer a question from a Fox News correspondent who asked why President Joe Biden was able to visit Buffalo to comfort victims of a supremacist mass shooting. white 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 Buffalo Shooter Speech

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 MassieMay 17, 2022 1:15 am

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Schumer Accuses ‘MAGA Republicans and Cable News Experts’ of Spreading ‘Echoes’ of the Buffalo Shooter’s Ideology

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joined the chorus of voices accusing the right to spread the same ideology as the shooters in Buffalo, Christchurch, El Paso and other attacks motivated by the racist belief of the “White Replacement Theory”.

Speaking on the US Senate floor on Monday, Schumer criticized conservatives for spreading what he said were “echoes” of the same delusions that the suspect in the weekend’s mass shooting in Buffalo adopted in a lengthy published manifesto. online before. the attack.

John Bowden has the story.

Graeme MassieMay 17, 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 Buffalo neighborhood.

“This weekend’s shootings in Buffalo are a tragic reminder of the price we pay for refusing to restrict easy access to guns. It should also serve as a wake-up call to all Americans of good will, 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 increase audiences – have used their platforms to promote and normalize “replacement theory” and other radically racist, anti-Semitic and nativist conspiracy theories. .

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

Graeme MassieMay 16, 2022 11:31 pm

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Buffalo man arrested and charged with making terrorist threat

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

The Erie County District Attorney alleges that Joseph S Chowaniec made threats to a pizzeria on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo and a brewery downtown.

Investigators say the 52-year-old called the two companies on Sunday afternoon and made threats referring to the shooting at Tops Friendly Markets in the city, which killed 10 people and injured three others.

Chowaniec faces seven years in prison if convicted.

Graeme MassieMay 16, 2022 22:58

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Radio call reveals first responders alarm

ICYMI: Radio calls between dispatchers and first responders on site at Buffalo’s Tops Friendly Market over the weekend revealed their alarm upon finding bodies at the grocery store.

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

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

Shots were still being fired by the suspected gunman, 18-year-old Payton Gendron, as more police cars were sent to the shop on Jefferson Avenue in town.

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Graeme MassieMay 16, 2022 10:37 pm

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ICYMI: The parents of Payton Gendron, a suspect in the shooting of 18-year-old Buffalo, 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 soldiers, were at the Gendron family’s home, where they interviewed his parents.

While details remain few and far between, Gramaglia said both of Gendron’s parents are cooperating with authorities.

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

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

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Graeme MassieMay 16, 2022 22:01

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