White supremacist gets life in prison for Buffalo massacreFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A white supremacist who killed 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday after relatives of his victims confronted him with pain and rage caused by his racist attack.
Buffalo gunman pleads guilty in racist supermarket massacreNovember 29, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman who massacred 10 Black shoppers and workers at a Buffalo supermarket pleaded guilty Monday to murder and hate-motivated terrorism charges, guaranteeing he will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Buffalo mass shooter to plead guilty, victims’ lawyers sayNovember 17, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The man who killed 10 people in a racist mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket plans to plead guilty to all of the state charges against him, according to lawyers representing families of the victims.
Memorial will honor Buffalo supermarket shooting victimsOctober 21, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The victims of a racist mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket will be honored with a permanent memorial in the neighborhood, elected and community leaders announced Friday.
The shooting “is part of the Buffalo story forever going forward,” Gov.
NY leaders propose measures to keep violent videos offlineOctober 18, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two top New York state officials on Tuesday called on lawmakers to outlaw the creation of videos of homicides, citing the viral spread across the internet of footage livestreamed by a gunman as he killed Black shoppers and workers during a racist mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket.
Red flag laws get little use as shootings, gun deaths soarSeptember 2, 2022 GMT
Chicago is one of the nation's gun violence hotspots and a seemingly ideal place to employ Illinois' "red flag” law that allows police to step in and take firearms away from people who threaten to kill.
Buffalo man charged for Twitter threat to Black shoppersAugust 4, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Black resident of Buffalo, New York, told investigators he anonymously tweeted out a fake threat to commit mass killings against Black people in his community, days after a real mass shooting, because he wanted to see if racists would cheer him on, according to federal prosecutors.
Buffalo market reopens to debate over healing, sensitivityJuly 18, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cariol Horne started her morning outside the Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, placing white roses at a colorful memorial to the 10 Black people slain there two months ago by a white gunman.
Buffalo supermarket shooter arraigned on federal chargesJuly 18, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman charged with killing 10 Black people in a racist mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket pleaded not guilty Monday to federal hate crime charges that could be punishable by the death penalty.
Buffalo supermarket to reopen 2 months after racist shootingJuly 14, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The names of the 10 Black people massacred by a white gunman were read aloud Thursday outside the Buffalo supermarket where they died, two months after the racist attack.
Case against accused Buffalo mass shooter proceeds in courtJuly 7, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Attorneys for a white man charged with killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket were unable during a court proceeding Thursday to secure a year's delay in state prosecution.
New body armor rules in NY miss vest worn by Buffalo killerJune 21, 2022 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s new law barring sales of bullet-resistant vests to most civilians doesn't cover the type of armor worn by the gunman who killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket, a gap that could limit its effectiveness in deterring future military-style assaults.
Buffalo supermarket gunman in court on hate crime countsJune 16, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white man who killed 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket made his first appearance in federal court on hate crime charges Thursday, and the judge urged prosecutors to quickly decide whether to pursue the death penalty given the “substantial” cost of those cases.
Buffalo supermarket gunman charged with federal hate crimesJune 15, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman who killed 10 Black people in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket was charged Wednesday with federal hate crimes that could potentially carry a death penalty.
Actor McConaughey calls for gun legislation at White HouseJune 9, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Academy Award–winning actor Matthew McConaughey made an appearance at the White House Tuesday to call on Congress to “reach a higher ground” and pass gun control legislation in honor of the children and teachers killed in last month’s shooting rampage at an elementary school in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas.
Son of Buffalo victim pushes Congress: ‘What are you doing?’June 7, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of Ruth Whitfield, an 86-year-old woman killed when a gunman opened fire in a racist attack on Black shoppers in Buffalo, New York, challenged Congress Tuesday to act against the "cancer of white supremacy” and the nation's epidemic of gun violence.
In court filing, Buffalo survivor faults gunman’s parentsJune 3, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An employee who survived a racist mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket sought a court order Friday to question the 18-year-old gunman’s parents under oath in anticipation of filing a lawsuit against them.
Buffalo gunman pleads not guilty to domestic terror chargeJune 2, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman who killed 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket pleaded not guilty Thursday to hate-motivated domestic terrorism and other charges.
Buffalo supermarket gunman indicted on terror, hate chargeJune 1, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white man accused of killing 10 Black people in a racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on a state domestic terrorism and hate crime charge that would carry a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
VP Harris tells Buffalo mourners: ‘We will come together’May 28, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Mourners laid to rest the last of 10 Black people killed in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket with a service on Saturday that became a call to action and an emotional plea to end the hate and violence that has wracked the nation.
Mass shooters exploited gun laws, loopholes before carnageMay 27, 2022 GMT
The suspects in the shootings at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school and a Buffalo, New York, supermarket were both just 18, authorities say, when they bought the weapons used in the attacks. They were too young to legally purchase alcohol or cigarettes, but old enough to arm themselves with assault-style weapons.
22 mass shootings. 374 dead. Here’s where the guns came fromMay 27, 2022 GMT
The suspects in the shootings at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school and a Buffalo, New York, supermarket were both just 18, authorities say, when they bought the weapons used in the attacks — too young to legally purchase alcohol or cigarettes, but old enough to arm themselves with assault-style weapons.
3 more funerals for Buffalo victims in week of goodbyesMay 27, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A mother and sister known for baking decadent pastries. A restaurant worker buying his 3-year-old's birthday cake. A father and die-hard Buffalo Bills fan who worked as a school bus aide.
Buffalo is latest mass shooting by gunman wearing body armorMay 27, 2022 GMT
When a shooter attacked a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on May 14, its security guard tried to stop him.
Officer in Buffalo supermarket attack honored at funeralMay 25, 2022 GMT
GETZVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The retired police officer killed while trying to stop the gunman in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket was awarded the department's medal of honor at his funeral Wednesday, as the country processed another massacre at a Texas school that killed 19 children and two adults.
Texas massacre casts shadow over hearing for ATF pickMay 25, 2022 GMT
Less than a day after a gunman massacred 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Texas, a Wednesday Senate hearing for President Joe Biden’s pick to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reflected the deep political divisions over guns.
COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?May 25, 2022 GMT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As the nation marked 1 million deaths from COVID-19 last week, the milestone was bookended by mass shootings that killed people simply living their lives: grocery shopping, going to church, or attending the fourth grade.
Celestine Chaney, Buffalo supermarket victim, mournedMay 24, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Images of Celestine Chaney's shooting death in a hate-fueled attack inside a Buffalo supermarket made their way across the internet in the days that followed. At her funeral Tuesday, images from a treasured life filled the space, showing her smiling and holding her family close.
Buffalo supermarket victim Kat Massey, 72, laid to restMay 23, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — In the late 1980s, Katherine “Kat” Massey was tired of the perpetually overgrown lot on state property on her street, so she sent a letter on “Cherry Street Block Club” letterhead to the governor which led to it being cleaned up.
School counselors sound cry for help after Buffalo shootingMay 23, 2022 GMT
Every school, it seems, has a moment that crystallizes the crisis facing America’s youth and the pressure it is putting on educators.
For one middle school counselor in rural California, it came this year after a suicide prevention seminar, when 200 students emerged saying they needed help.
Buffalo shooting’s wounds need a strong salve, residents sayMay 22, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Shenaya Ann Washington and a close friend cleared a small patch of grass at the base of a utility pole on Riley Street. They dug a hole there and planted a red rose bush seedling.
Buffalo shooting victim laid to rest; city marks 1 weekMay 21, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Roberta Drury, a 32-year-old woman who was the youngest of the 10 Black people killed at a Buffalo supermarket, was remembered at her funeral Saturday for "that smile that could light up a room,” as the city marked one week since the shooting with sorrowful moments of silence.
COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?May 21, 2022 GMT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After mass shootings killed and wounded people grocery shopping, going to church and simply living their lives last weekend, the nation marked a milestone of 1 million deaths from COVID-19.
Handling of Buffalo suspect spurs talk of uneven restraintMay 20, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — When police confronted the white man suspected of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket, he was the very poster boy for armed and dangerous, carrying an AR-15-style rifle and cloaked in body armor and hatred.
Buffalo families begin to eulogize victims of racist attackMay 20, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The first of several funerals for 10 Black people massacred at a Buffalo supermarket was planned for Friday, one day after victims' families called on the nation to confront the threat of white supremacist violence.
‘How dare you!‘: Grief, anger from Buffalo victims’ kinMay 20, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Relatives of the 10 Black people massacred in a Buffalo supermarket pleaded with the nation Thursday to confront and stop racist violence, their agony pouring out in the tears of a 12-year-old child, hours after the white man accused in the killings silently faced a murder indictment in court.
After Buffalo, civil rights leaders pitch anti-hate plansMay 19, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s oldest civil rights organization said it will propose a sweeping plan meant to protect Black Americans from white supremacist violence in response to a hate-fueled massacre that killed 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, last weekend.
House passes domestic terrorism bill after Buffalo shootingMay 19, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation late Wednesday night that would bolster federal resources to prevent domestic terrorism in response to the racist mass shooting in Buffalo, New York.
The 222-203, nearly party-line vote was an answer to the growing pressure Congress faces to address gun violence and white supremacist attacks — a crisis that escalated following two mass shootings over the weekend.
911 dispatcher who took Buffalo shooting call put on leaveMay 19, 2022 GMT
A 911 dispatcher has been placed on leave and may lose her job after allegedly hanging up on an supermarket employee hiding during this weekend's shooting rampage in Buffalo, New York.
Buffalo shooter let some people see plans just before attackMay 18, 2022 GMT
Shortly before he opened fire, the white gunman accused of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket allowed a small group of people to see his detailed plans for the attack, which he had been chronicling for months in a private, online diary.
Buffalo supermarket shooting: What do we know so far?May 18, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — On Saturday afternoon, a white gunman in body armor killed 10 Black shoppers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
After Buffalo massacre, NY governor seeks action on gunsMay 18, 2022 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would require state police to seek court orders to keep guns away from people who might pose a threat to themselves or others under a package of executive orders and gun control bills touted Wednesday by Gov.
Buffalo shooting leaves neighborhood without a grocery storeMay 18, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tops Friendly Market was more than a place to buy groceries. As the only supermarket for miles, it became a sort of community hub on Buffalo's East Side — where you chatted with neighbors and caught up on people's lives.
Buffalo sports teams offer support at site of mass shootingMay 18, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo resident Jamie Lash was giddy as Buffalo Bills player Josh Thomas draped his arm around her shoulder and smiled for a picture Wednesday. It was a rare moment of lightness in a week spent mourning the violent deaths of 10 people at the Tops supermarket where she used to work.
In Buffalo, Biden mourns victims, says ‘evil will not win’May 17, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO (AP) — President Joe Biden mourned with Buffalo’s grieving families on Tuesday, then exhorted the nation to reject what he angrily labeled the poison of white supremacy. He said the nation must “reject the lie” of the racist “replacement theory” espoused by the shooter who killed 10 Black people in Buffalo.
Buffalo suspect: Lonely, isolated -- with a troubling signMay 17, 2022 GMT
CONKLIN, N.Y. (AP) — In the waning days of Payton Gendron’s COVID-altered senior year at Susquehanna Valley High School, he logged on to a virtual learning program in economics class that asked: “What do you plan to do when you retire?”
Buffalo shooter’s previous threat raises red-flag questionsMay 17, 2022 GMT
Less than a year before he was accused of opening fire and killing 10 people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store, 18-year-old Payton Gendron was investigated for making a threatening statement at his high school.
Livestreamed carnage: Tech’s hard lessons from mass killingsMay 17, 2022 GMT
These days, mass shooters like the one now held in the Buffalo, New York, supermarket attack don’t stop with planning out their brutal attacks. They also create marketing plans while arranging to livestream their massacres on social platforms in hopes of fomenting more violence.
‘Like every other day’: 10 lives lost on a trip to the storeMay 17, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — They were caregivers and protectors and helpers, running an errand or doing a favor or finishing out a shift, when their paths crossed with a young man driven by racism and hatred and baseless conspiracy theories.
N. Zealand attack survivor heartbroken by Buffalo killingsMay 17, 2022 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — If the Buffalo supermarket shooter had learned anything from the massacre in New Zealand that apparently inspired him, it should have been that the violence didn't achieve any of the gunman's aims, a survivor said Tuesday.
Violent death in America stalks ordinary walks of daily lifeMay 17, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — In far-flung cities, deadly violence ripped apart the most typical of American spring weekends, driven by rage or madness, the bloodiest by suspected racist hate.
Accused Buffalo gunman followed familiar radicalization pathMay 17, 2022 GMT
The 18-year-old gunman accused of a deadly racist rampage at a Buffalo supermarket seems to fit an all-too-familiar profile: an aggrieved white man steeped in hate-filled conspiracies online, and inspired by other extremist massacres.
Online diary: Buffalo gunman plotted attack for monthsMay 17, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman accused of massacring 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket wrote as far back as November about staging a livestreamed attack on African Americans, practiced shooting from his car and traveled hours from his home in March to scout out the store, according to detailed diary entries he appears to have posted online.
Buffalo shooting latest example of targeted racial violenceMay 16, 2022 GMT
Black people going about their daily lives — then dying in a hail of bullets fired by a white man who targeted them because of their skin color.
In Buffalo, Biden to confront the racism he’s vowed to fightMay 16, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden talks about his decision to run against President Donald Trump in 2020, the story always starts with Charlottesville. He says it was the men with torches shouting bigoted slogans that drove him to join what he calls the “battle for the soul of America."
EXPLAINER: White ‘replacement theory’ fuels racist attacksMay 16, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A racist ideology seeping from the internet's fringes into the mainstream is being investigated as a motivating factor in the supermarket shooting that killed 10 people in Buffalo, New York.
‘Hero’ guard, shoppers among Buffalo shooting victimsMay 16, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Aaron Salter was a beloved community member and security guard who knew the shoppers of Tops Friendly Market by name. When they came under attack from a gunman with a rifle, he sprang into action.
Buffalo shooting: Sites yank videos faster, but not by muchMay 16, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Social platforms have learned to remove violent videos of extremist shootings more quickly over the past few years. It's just not clear they're moving quickly enough.
Biden urges unity to stem racial hate after Buffalo shootingMay 15, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden urged unity Sunday to address the “hate that remains a stain on the soul of America” after a deadly mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, while state officials pleaded for federal action to end the ”uniquely American phenomenon” of mass shootings.
Buffalo shooter targeted Black neighborhood, officials sayMay 15, 2022 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white 18-year-old who fatally shot 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket researched the local demographics and arrived a day in advance to conduct reconnaissance with the intent of killing as many Black people as possible, officials said Sunday.