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FBI, DHS warn about potential racially-motivated mass shootings carried out by copycats
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FBI, DHS warn about potential racially-motivated mass shootings carried out by copycats

Federal authorities have reportedly warned in an internal memo issued last month that the threat of another racially-motivated mass shooting is wiring. The FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said that threats posted in online forums are calling for people to replicate the deadly mass shooting at an Uvalde elementary school which left 19 children and two adults dead, reported CBS News. Authorities say the dissemination of the manifesto written by the gunman who killed 10 Black people at a grocery store frequented by Blacks in Buffalo, New York has increased the likelihood of a threat. The FBI, DHS, and the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), said in the memo that the Buffalo Massacre suspect's manifesto was "intended to serve as a manual for future attacker...
Man jailed in Washington after allegedly threatening to shoot Blacks at Buffalo grocery store
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Man jailed in Washington after allegedly threatening to shoot Blacks at Buffalo grocery store

A man in Washington state was reportedly arrested last week after he allegedly phoned racist threats to businesses, including threats to shoot Black people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. Joey George of Lynnwood, a Seattle suburb, was in U.S. District Court in Seattle for a detention hearing on Monday. According to prosecutors, the 37-year-old man called a grocery store in Buffalo twice in July threatening to shoot Blacks and made statements about a “race war,” according to the Associated Press. Prosecutors said George did not call Tops, the same grocery store where 10 Black people were killed in May, but did mention the attack. According to investigators, George phoned threats to businesses in at least eight states. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Woods asked Magistrate Judge ...
Buffalo Massacre suspect pleads not guilty to federal charges
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Buffalo Massacre suspect pleads not guilty to federal charges

The 19-year-old man accused of killing 10 Black people and injuring three others in May at a grocery story in Buffalo, New York has plead not guilty to federal hate crime charges. Peyton Gendron plead not guilty during an arraignment today. Gendron was indicted last week on 27 charges, including 10 counts of hate crimes resulting in death; three counts of hate crimes involving an attempt to kill others; and one hate crimes count alleging that Gendron attempted to kill additional Black people inside or near Tops grocery store. There are also 13 counts of using, carrying, or discharging a firearm in relation to the hate crimes. Following a grand jury indictment on Thursday, in a statement U.S. Attorney General Merrill Garland said, “The Justice Department fully recognizes the threat tha...
Buffalo Massacre suspect indicted on federal hate-crime charges
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Buffalo Massacre suspect indicted on federal hate-crime charges

The 19-year-old man accused of killing 10 Black people and wounding three others in a New York grocery story was indicted today on federal hate crime charges. A federal grand jury indicted Payton Gendron on 14 violations of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act and 13 firearms offenses in connection with the attack at Tops grocery store in Buffalo in May. Attorney General Merrick Garland, along with Assistant AG Kristen Clarke, U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross for the Western District of New York, and Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen Belongia of the FBI Buffalo Field Office made the announcement today. “Today, a grand jury has indicted Payton Gendron with hate crime and firearms offenses following the horrific attack on the Black community of Buffalo that killed ...
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Buffalo Massacre suspect could face execution

The 18-year-old man charged with shooting and killing 10 Black people and wounding three others in Buffalo, New York in May could reportedly face the death penalty. Federal prosecutors may pursue the death penalty for the White supremacist accused of gunning down innocent people at a Buffalo grocery store as part of a racially-motivated attack. Last month, survivors and family members of some of the victims killed reportedly met with the U.S. Attorney General about the case. The suspect is facing 26 federal charges, including 10 counts hate crime. The AG said the suspect targeted the grocery store because he knew many Black people shopped there. The death penalty in this case will be a test for the Biden administration. Although he pushed for equity in justice during the 2020 preside...
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Maryland teen under investigation for threatening to shoot Black people

A White teen in Maryland is under investigation after he reportedly made threats to shoot Black people in a video posted on social media showing him brandish a scoped rifle. The incident reportedly happened earlier this week. The 15-year-old boy was reportedly pulled from his high school while authorities continue their investigation. Authorities also took a pellet rifle from his possession which appeared to be the weapon shown in the social media post. The community is outraged that not only did the teen make the disgusting threats using strong, racist language, he was not arrested. The teen’s mother is on the board of education and released a statement. The teen has not been identified because of his age. It is unclear why the teen was not arrested. More about the horri...
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Family members of victims in Buffalo Massacre, Uvalde mass shooting, give emotional testimony

Family members of the victims of the Buffalo Massacre and Uvalde mass shooting gave emotional testimony to Congress today. One of the people who provided testimony was the mother of a young man who was injured in the Buffalo Massacre. In her gripping testimony, she invited congress members to clean her son’s bullet wounds if they didn’t find her words moving enough to pass stricter gun laws. Ten black people were killed and 3 more people were wounded when an 18-year-old White supremacist entered a grocery store in Buffalo, New York last month and opened fire. The man was wearing a bulletproof vest while armed with an AR-15 and a semi-automatic handgun. A week later 21 people were killed at an elementary school in Uvalde, including 19 children and two teachers when an 18-year-old man ar...
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911 dispatcher fired after being accused of hanging up call for help during Buffalo Massacre

A 911 dispatcher accused of hanging up a call for help during the Buffalo Massacre last month has been fired. Officials announced on Thursday the dispatcher was terminated. The call was made to 911 by a store employee who was hiding inside the grocery store while the gunman was shooting. The person who called apparently spoke softly to avoid being noticed by the shooter. The dispatcher then admonished the caller for speaking quietly before allegedly disconnecting the call. An investigation was launched after the incident came to light, leading officials to eventually terminate the employee. Opinion: 911 isn’t a customer service center — good judgment is a critical skill that should always be exercised. While due process is necessary, it’s hard to believe this dispatcher couldn’...
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Left media, political leadership drop ball on Buffalo Massacre

Did you forget just two weeks ago 10 Black people were killed in a racist rampage at a grocery store in America? I didn’t… I cant — but the rest of corporate left media and political leadership pretty much has, as evidenced by coverage. If you suspect a barrage of criticism is coming, you are correct. My opening statements made it predictable, but truth be told the mainstream media’s inaction was predictable, as I alluded to nearly two weeks ago in my column. The narrative two weeks ago was stifling white supremacy, now it’s gun control. Which brings me here. We can say because of Uvalde and the typical vacuum U.S. media operates within  that we shouldn’t expect much coverage, or a new narrative surrounding the Buffalo Massacre, but they have a pretty big vacuum. The most we’ve gotten a...
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President Biden calls Buffalo Massacre domestic terrorism

Following the most devastating hate crime in Buffalo, New York’s history, President Biden visited the families of the victims killed in Saturday’s mass shooting. Biden spoke at a press conference in Buffalo today where he denounced racial hatred, and reminded Americans that White extremists are a threat to the security of the nation. He also called on political leaders and the media to cease the harmful rhetoric that is influencing violence against minorities. An excerpt from Biden’s speech on Tuesday: “Hate will not prevail. White supremacy will not have the last word. Evil did come to Buffalo. It’s come to all too many places, manifested in a gunman who massacred innocent people in the name of hateful and perverse ideology rooted in fear and racism. It’s taken so much. Ten lives...