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Buffalo Shooter Charged With Hate Crimes, Terrorism

NPR reports: The white 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket was charged Wednesday by a grand jury with domestic terrorism motivated by hate and 10 counts of first-degree murder. Payton Gendron, who has been in custody since the May 14 shooting, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Erie County Court. The 25-count …

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Feds Probe Whether Retired Federal Agent Knew Of Buffalo Shooter’s Plans, He Had Chatted With Shooter

The Buffalo News reports: Law enforcement officers are investigating whether a retired federal agent had about 30 minutes advance notice of a white supremacist’s plans to murder Black people at a Buffalo supermarket, two law enforcement officials told The Buffalo News. Authorities believe the former agent – believed to be from Texas – was one of at least six individuals …

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Buffalo Mass Shooter Indicted For First Degree Murder

The Associated Press reports: The white man charged with murdering 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo appeared briefly in court Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on a first-degree murder charge. Peyton Gendron, wearing an orange jail uniform and a mask, was silent throughout the one-minute proceeding attended by some relatives of the victims. Someone shouted “Payton, …

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GOP Senators Reject Renewed Calls For Gun Reform

The Hill reports: Senate Republicans are resisting calls for gun reform in response to the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., frustrating their colleagues across the aisle who say more action is needed in wake of the massacre. “It just doesn’t seem to be helpful to me to go after law-abiding citizens and our Second Amendment rights, so I’m going …

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Biden In Buffalo: White Supremacy Is A Poison [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: President Joe Biden traveled to Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday where he met with the families of victims from Saturday’s shooting rampage and addressed the racism and hate that officials say motivated the gunman. “What happened here is simple, straightforward terrorism,” Biden said. “Terrorism, domestic terrorism, violence inflicted in the service of hate and the vicious thirst …

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Bidens And Schumer To Visit With Buffalo Families

The Buffalo News reports: President Biden is expected to make a brief visit to Buffalo Tuesday morning to meet with officials and families of victims who died in Saturday’s attack at the Tops market on Jefferson Avenue. A source with knowledge of the situation who asked not to be identified said the president and first lady Jill Biden are scheduled …

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Buffalo Shooter Frequented Guns And Ammo Forums

NBC News reports: The suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, appeared to be actively involved in online communities devoted to guns, ammunition and tactical gear, according to social media posts. The platforms hosting the communities reacted quickly after the shooting, which killed 10 people and appears to have been racially motivated, banning accounts that appeared to belong …

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Buffalo Shooter Had N-Word Painted On His Gun Barrel, Previously Investigated For Threats To His High School

The Buffalo News reports: A government official told The Buffalo News that the semi-automatic gun that Gendron used in the shooting had “the N-word” spelled out in white paint on the barrel, and also the number 14. The official said “14” refers to a 14-word statement that is popular with white supremacists. “The statement is, ‘We must secure the existence …

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Buffalo Mass Shooter Identified, Pleads Not Guilty

The Buffalo News reports: The gunman accused of killing 10 people, and wounding three others, Saturday afternoon at a Buffalo supermarket is a teenager who drove 3½ hours from his small town in the Southern Tier to carry out the hate-fueled attack, authorities said. Payton S. Gendron, 18, of Broome County, was arraigned before Buffalo City Court Judge Craig Hannah …

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BREAKING: At Least Eight Dead In Mass Shooting At Buffalo NY Supermarket, Suspected Gunman In Custody

NBC New York reports: Eight people are dead after a gunman entered a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, and opened fire Saturday afternoon, law enforcement sources said. The shooter entered the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue shortly after 2:30 p.m. and shot at least eight people, those sources said. An eighth person injured in the gunfire was said to …

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NY Cops Cleared In 2020 Assault Of Elderly Protester

The Associated Press reports: An arbitrator has ruled that two Buffalo police officers didn’t violate the department’s use-of-force guidelines when they pushed a 75-year-old protester to the ground in June 2020 during racial injustice protests following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The episode drew national attention when a news crew captured video of Martin Gugino being shoved by …

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Allegedly Very Drunk JetBlue Pilot Removed From Plane

The Buffalo News reports: Police removed a JetBlue pilot from the cockpit of a plane about to depart Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Wednesday morning who had a blood-alcohol level more than four times the legal limit for pilots, a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority spokesperson said. The pilot was “removed from his duties,” the airline said in a statement released …

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Anti-Vax Convoy Arrives To Blockade Buffalo Bridge

The Buffalo News reports: Opponents of vaccine mandates supporting like-minded Canadian truckers assembled in a City of Tonawanda parking lot Saturday for a motorcade and rally near the Peace Bridge. The rally is part of continuing protest activity on both sides of the border over Covid-19 restrictions. About 75 vehicles with about 100 people, flying American flags and honking, gathered …

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First Corporate Starbucks Location Votes To Unionize

The Buffalo News reports: Workers at a Starbucks store in Buffalo voted to join a union, making it the first company-owned store in the United States to organize. The 19-8 vote to join a union by workers at the Starbucks store on Elmwood Avenue was a major victory for union organizers after an organizing campaign that was staunchly opposed by …

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Buffalo Man Sues City After Shoving Incident With Cops

Buffalo’s ABC News affiliate reports: Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old man seen being pushed to the ground during last June’s protests in Niagara Square, has filed a civil suit against the City of Buffalo, Mayor Byron Brown, Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood, Deputy Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia, and Officers Robert McCabe, Aaron Torgalski, and John Losi. Gugino’s attorneys, Richard P. Weisbeck Jr., …

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No Charges For Cops Who Shoved Elderly Buffalo Man

The Daily Beast reports: A grand jury has declined to indict two Buffalo cops caught on camera shoving a 75-year-old protester during a June 2020 anti-police brutality protest and leaving him in a pool of blood, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced Thursday. Aaron Torgalski, 39, and Robert McCabe, 32, were each charged with assault in the second degree, …

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Lawyer: Buffalo Police Brutality Victim Unable To Walk

CNN reports: Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old protester who was pushed to the ground by two Buffalo, New York police officers earlier this month, has a fractured skull and is not able to walk, his lawyer said in a statement provided to CNN. In her press statement, Gugino’s attorney Kelly Zarcone passed along a message from the senior protester: “I think …

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Buffalo Police Victim To Trump: “Black Lives Matter”

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports: President Donald Trump put forth an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory Tuesday that Martin Gugino, a 75-year-old Amherst man injured in an incident with Buffalo Police last week, could be an “antifa provocateur.” On Tuesday morning, Gugino declined comment in a text to the USA TODAY Network New York, saying only, “No comment other than Black …

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Buffalo Mayor: Assaulted Man Was A “Major Instigator”

“He was in the area after the curfew. One of the things that happened before was conflict among protesters and there was a danger of fights breaking out, and police felt it was important to clear that scene for the safety of protesters. “The instructions from police management was be careful, protect our residents and peaceful protesters and use common …

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Two Buffalo Cops Plead Not Guilty In Assault On Elderly Man, Fellow Officers Applaud Them Outside DA’s Office

CNN reports: Two suspended Buffalo, New York, police officers pleaded not guilty Saturday to assaulting a 75-year-old man during a protest against racism and police brutality. Both were charged with one count of assault in the second degree and have been released on their own recognizance without bail. They were arraigned via video conference and had the same attorney. The …

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