Tag Archives: Buffalo

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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Entire Buffalo Emergency Response Team Of 57 Officers Resigns From Unit Over Suspensions Of Cops [VIDEO]

Buffalo’s NBC News affiliate reports: News 4 has learned the entire Buffalo Police Department Emergency Response Team has resigned from the team. That’s a total of 57 officers. We’re told this is a show of support for the officers who are suspended without pay after shoving 75-year-old Martin Gugino. They are still employed, but no longer on ERT. Mayor Byron …

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Two Buffalo Cops Suspended After Shoving An Elderly Man, Police Had Claimed He “Tripped And Fell” [VIDEO]

Buffalo’s NPR affiliate reports: Shortly after Buffalo’s curfew started Thursday evening, city police and State Police swept through the area of Niagara Square directly in front of City Hall to clear the area where a protest was finishing. An unidentified, 75-year-old man was shoved by two officers in the line. The man lost his balance and fell to the pavement, …

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Buffalo Diocese Bankrupt Amid Hundreds Of Lawsuits

The Buffalo News reports: The Buffalo Diocese, awash with lawsuits alleging child sex abuse by priests, nuns and others, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday, marking another chapter in a scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church in Western New York since early 2018. The Buffalo Diocese already is named as a defendant in 260 cases, more than …

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Anti-Gay Bishop Quits In Abuse Coverup Scandal

The Buffalo News reports: The press office for Pope Francis early Wednesday announced that Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone has stepped down. The Vatican press office described the departure as “renunciation of the pastoral government of the Diocese of Buffalo.” Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of the Albany Diocese will take over as apostolic administrator of the Buffalo Diocese until Malone’s …

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Protest Scuttles Chick-Fil-A Location In Buffalo Airport

The Buffalo News reports: Air travelers hungry for a chicken sandwich can stop at a Chick-fil-A restaurant inside 28 airports around the United States, but not at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Nor will they any time soon. Delaware North Cos. on Friday apparently scuttled plans for the area’s second Chick-fil-A announced not even 24 hours previously by the Niagara Frontier …

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Buffalo Diocese Names 42 Pedophile Priests [VIDEO]

The Buffalo News reports: For more than 30 years, Timothy J. Clark lived with the emotional scars of being sexually abused by a parish priest. The name of the man who allegedly assaulted Clark remained a closely guarded secret. Clark didn’t want to talk much about it. Bishops for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo refused to acknowledge anything about priests …

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BUFFALO: Trump Surrogate Carl Paladino Flips Out After School Board Approves Transgender Student Rights

The Buffalo News reports: The Buffalo Public Schools have a new gender identity policy to dictate how transgender students are treated. The polarizing policy allows a transgender student to use the restroom and locker room that corresponds to the student’s consistently expressed gender identity at school. Students can access the alternate restrooms as soon as their parent or legal guardian …

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On Sale Today Outside The 49ers Game

Via Mediaite: Today was San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s first start of the season after the team benched prior starter Blaine Gabbert and turned to the guy who led them to the Super Bowl a few short years ago. With the 49ers playing in Buffalo, some vendors outside the stadium decided to use the anger many fans have towards the …

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Viral Video Of The Day

A time lapse of Buffalo weather. (Tipped by JMG reader Blair)

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NEW YORK: Flyer Attacks GOP State Senator For Same-Sex Marriage Vote

New York state Sen. Mark Grisanti was one of the four Republicans who pushed same-sex marriage into the win column. Since then he’s been the subject of relentless attacks by NOM, who has vowed to unseat him this fall. The source of the above flyer is not yet clear, but Buzzfeed reporter Chris Geidner is chasing down rumors that it …

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BUFFALO: School Suspends Students Who Bullied Suicide Victim Jamie Rodemeyer

The Buffalo News reports that the students who literally bullied Jamie Rodemeyer to death are getting off light. “[The police] shared some information with us, and we followed up,” Superintendent Scott Martzloff said. “We made the determination to take disciplinary action.” He declined to say how many students were suspended. Though based on Amherst police findings, it’s likely that several …

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BUFFALO: School Suspends Student Who Taunted Sister Of Gay Suicide Victim

As we learned last month, the sister of 14 year-old bullying victim Jamey Rodemeyer was taunted with chants of “We’re glad he’s dead!” at a school event on the day of her brother’s wake. The school has finally taken action. School district superintendent Scott Martzloff confirmed that the student had been suspended and would be punished “to the fullest extent …

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BUFFALO: Hundreds Attend Funeral For Gay Teen Bullying Victim

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BUFFALO: Cops Consider Criminal Charges In Bullying-Related Suicide Of Gay Teen

Buffalo-area police are considering filing criminal charges against the students who allegedly bullied 14 year-old gay teen Jamey Rodemeyer into killing himself. No bullying laws exist in New York State, according to Camilleri, so police would have to determine whether aggravated harassment charges fit this case. Whether suspects would be tried in juvenile court would depend on whether the alleged …

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Parents Of Gay Teen Suicide Victim Speak To Anderson Cooper

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NEW YORK: Buffalo Teen Kills Himself After Years Of Anti-Gay Bullying

Heartbroken Buffalo parents Tracy and Tim Rodemeyer say they found their 14 year-old son Jamey dead yesterday morning in a presumed suicide. Jamey had long complained of vicious homophobic bullying at the hands of his classmates. Jamey Rodemeyer needed help. At 14, he was grappling with adolescent demons that could torment grown men. And when he was online, he wrote …

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