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

Buffalo Mass Shooting: 10 Dead Reported as Police Investigate Manifesto

Ten people have been killed and a suspect has been taken into custody after a gunman with a rifle and body armor opened fire at a convenience store in Buffalo, New York on May 14, believed to be one of the deadliest racially motivated massacres in recent American history. deadliest mass shootings in the US in 2022.

The shooting happened at Tops Friendly Market on the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue in the state’s second-largest city, in a predominantly black neighborhood that authorities believe the suspect specifically targeted. In total, 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, shows the N-word and the number 14 — a well-known white supremacist code — written on the barrel of the gun in white paint.

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

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

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Liz Cheney Calls on GOP for Enabling White Nationalism

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

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

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

Republicans have vigorously defended gun rights despite past 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 pushes back Fox question about Biden trip to Buffalo, but not other scenes of attacks

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre declined to answer a question from a Fox News correspondent asking why President Joe Biden could visit Buffalo to comfort victims of a white supremacist mass shooting that took place there over the weekend, but no other. disaster – affected communities.

Andrew Feinberg has the details.

Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 03:11

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The Problem With Biden’s Speech About the Buffalo Shooter

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

Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 02:05

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Inside the data that disprove 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, Andrew Buncombe writes.

Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 01:15

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

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

During his speech on the U.S. Senate floor on Monday, Mr. Schumer denounced conservatives for spreading what he said were “echoes” of the same ravings that the suspect in the mass shooting that took place this weekend in Buffalo embraced in a lengthy manifesto posted online before the attack.

John Bowden has the story.

Graeme MassieMay 17, 2022 00:05

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Obama responds to ‘terrible’ Buffalo shooting

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

“This weekend’s shootings in Buffalo are 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 must reject in the strongest terms the politicians and media figures who – whether for political gain or to boost ratings – have used their platforms to promote and disseminate the ‘replacement theory’ and other starkly racist, anti-Semitic and nativist conspiracy theories. normalize. †

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

Graeme MassieMay 16, 2022 23:31

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Buffalo man arrested and charged with terrorist threat

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

Erie County District Attorney’s Office alleges Joseph S Chowaniec made threats at a Delaware Avenue pizza parlor in Buffalo and a downtown brewery.

Investigators say the 52-year-old called both companies Sunday afternoon and made threats referring to the shooting at the city’s Tops Friendly Markets, which killed 10 people and injured three more.

Chowaniec faces seven years in prison if convicted.

Graeme MassieMay 16, 2022 22:58

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Radio call reveals emergency first responders’ alarm

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

According to audio obtained by Buffalo News on Sunday, a police officer informed dispatchers to alert homicide detectives because “we have bodies 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 control rooms, “Radio, send as many cars as you can.”

Shots continued to be fired by the suspected gunman, 18-year-old Payton Gendron, as more police cars were sent to the Jefferson Avenue store in the city.

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Graeme MassieMay 16, 2022 22:37

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ICYMI: The parents of 18-year-old Buffalo shooting suspect Payton Gendron were questioned by FBI agents last weekend, police said.

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

Though details are few, Gramaglia said both of Mr 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 Saturday’s Tops Friendly Market shooting, Fox News reported.

Police believe the suspected gunman acted alone when he shot and killed 10 people at a grocery store 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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Shooting suspect visited Buffalo supermarket in March

The Buffalo Police Commissioner says the suspect in the March shooting visited the massacre site.

Joseph Gramaglia said white supremacist Payton Gendron had been to the Tops Friendly Markets store several months ago.

Mr Gramaglia added that law enforcement has begun “a very long investigation”.

“There is a lot of digital footprint, electronics that we have to go through. So that process is underway,” he said Monday.

“As a result of part of this investigation, information has also come in that the person was here a few months ago, in early March. So like I said, there’s a lot of material to go through, so we’ve confirmed that it looks like that person was here in early March.”

Graeme MassieMay 16, 2022 21:32

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