Buffalo mass shooting latest updates
Ten people are dead and a suspect is in custody after a gunman with a rifle and body armour opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York on 14 Kan, believed to be one of the deadliest racist massacres in recent American history, and the deadliest mass shooting in the US in 2022.
The shooting took place at Tops Friendly Market in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue in the state’s second-largest city, in a predominantly Black neighbourhood that authorities believe the suspect had specifically targeted. Thirteen people in total were shot. Among the victims, 11 were Black.
Close-up shots 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 known white supremacist code — written on the barrel of the gun in white paint.
A “manifesto” has been found online, connected to the 18-year-old suspect Payton Gendron, that references racist and white nationalist tropes and far-right conspiracy theories.
President Joe Biden arrived in Buffalo on Tuesday to “grieve” with the community and delivered remarks where he called Saturday’s attack “straightforward terrorism”.
“Hate will not prevail, white supremacy will not have the last word,” he said during a speech at a Buffalo community centre.
Trump shares QAnon conspiracy about himself
As the Buffalo shooting proves, fringe conspiracy theories are going increasingly mainstream in the US.
And Donald Trump has been one of their most influential purveyors.
According to screenshots of the meme shared on Twitter på mandag, a “Q” could be seen behind the former president, who was shown seated on a throne and sporting a gold crown in the style of Game of Thrones.
Gino Spocchia has the story.
Meme also referenced Joe Biden’s ‘MAGA King’ comments
Independent Premium: Extreme right-wing ideologies are becoming an increasingly big problem for the US
The Buffalo shooting is part of a worrying history, Holly Baxter writes for Independent Premium.
As her piece today argues:
It seems clear that the Buffalo shooting was a hate crime and an act of terrorism. It’s also clear that extreme right-wing ideologies are becoming an increasingly big problem for the OSS, and indeed for the west. The US is a highly conservative country that has always had its fair share of far-right extremists, including the Oklahoma City bombers Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, who killed 168 mennesker (gjelder også 19 children at a daycare centre) i 1995. McVeigh and Nichols were paranoid, libertarian right-wingers who feared that the government wanted to control private citizens.
Les hele historien her:
Online extremism is nothing new, but who calls it out is becoming contentious, writes Holly Baxter
Discord users reviewed shooter’s plan before attack
About half an hour before shooting began at the Tops market in Buffalo, charged gunman Payton Gendron shared his plans with others in a Discord chatroom, none of whom appeared to alert law enforcement.
“What we know at this time is that a private, invite-only server was created by the suspect to serve as a personal diary chat log,” the company sa i en uttalelse til New York Times. “Approximately 30 minutes prior to the attack, derimot, a small group of people were invited to and joined the server. Before that, our records indicate no other people saw the diary chat log in this private server.”
It’s the latest indication that the 18-year-old sought to broadcast his hatred online and inspire others to join him in violence.
PHOTOS: Joe Biden visits Buffalo to mourn with community
Joe Biden headed to Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday to meet with mourners and offer remarks following Saturday’s deadly white supremacist shooting, when a teenaged gunman killed 10 mennesker.
Here are some of the striking photos from his visit.
New York lawmaker wants to make its leading gun laws even stricter
New York already has some of the strictest gun posession laws in the country, and a state assemblywoman wants to make them even more ironclad in the wake of the Buffalo mass shooting, where accused shooter Payton Gendron was able to obtain a gun despite being previously hospitalised after making violent comments at school.
“You just want to close every potential loophole,” said Assemblywoman Amy Paulin of Westchester fortalte New York Times.
She’s sponsoring a slate of bills that would require local law enforcement to contribute info on recovered guns to federal databases, allow New York to do its own background checks, and force gun dealers into stricter record-keeping and staff training.
Charities donate over $1m to Buffalo survivors
Charities, sports teams, and businesses have all rallied together to donate more than $1m to the victims and survivors of the Buffalo mass shooting, according to WIVB.
Donors include M&T Bank, which announced a $500,00 donation, as well as others like KeyBank, New Era Cap, and NFL Buffalo Bills player Shaq LAwson.
Biden calls for US to address ‘stain’ of white supremacist violence
The president made his comments after 10 people were shot dead in a racially-motivated attack in bøffel på lørdag (14 Kan) by suspected gunman Payton Gendron.
"Allerede, the Justice Department has stated publically that it is investigating the matter as a hate crime, a racially-motivated act of white supremacy and violent extremism,”Sa Biden.
“We must all work together to address the hate that remains a stain on the soul of America.”
Joe Biden has called for the US to address the “stain” of white supremacist violence. The president made his comments after 10 people were shot dead in a racially-motivated attack in Buffalo on Saturday (14 Kan) by suspected gunman Payton Gendron. "Allerede, the Justice Department has stated publically that it is investigating the matter as a hate crime, a racially-motivated act of white supremacy and violent extremism,” Mr Biden said.“We must all work together to address the hate that remains a stain on the soul of America.”Click here to sign up for our newsletters.
What we know about another horrifying US shooting
A 68-year-old Las Vegas man has been identified as the suspect who opened fire on churchgoers Sunday in Laguna Woods, California – in an attack authorities said may have been politically motivated.
David Chou has been booked on one felony count of murder and five felony counts of attempted murder, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said Monday.
One person was killed and five others injured Sunday afternoon when a man attacked a lunch banquet at Geneva Presbyterian Church – before other members of the Taiwanese congregation tackled and hog-tied the suspect’s legs with extension cords.
More details below, fra Sheila Flynn.
Orange County officials on Monday said David Chou has been booked on murder, attempted murder charges
Stephen Colbert condemns Tucker Carlson for amplifying ‘Great Replacement’ conspiracy theory
I løpet av 16 May episode of The Late Show, Colbert addressed the recent shooting in a bøffel, New York grocery store that left 10 død. De alleged shooter reportedly used rhetoric consistent with the ‘Great Replacement’ konspirasjonsteori in an online screed laying out his reasoning for the attack.
“So where does anyone get an idea that monstrous?” Colbert asked. “It used to be only from the farthest right-wing fringe organisations – your Stormfronts, your neo-Nazis.”
Han la til: “But these days, you can see it every night on TV, thanks to Fox News host and deer caught masturbating in the headlights Tucker Carlson.”
Amanda Whiting has the story.
Alleged shooter in the recent Buffalo tragedy had mentioned the theory online
What a survivor of Christchurch hate shooting has to say about Buffalo
Temel Atacocugu was shot nine times during the 2019 Christchurch mosque massacres, where a white supremacist in New Zealand killed 51 people at two mosques during Friday prayers.
Mr Atacocugu says his heart goes out to the survivors in Buffalo, and he hopes extremists realise that their violence hasn’t had the desire effect of diving people along racial lines.
“Violence does not solve the problem. They should see that. Mennesker, including the extremists, should see that violence does not fix anything,”Han told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “Peace will fix it. They have to learn to talk with people around them, også."