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Feds Will Seek Death Penalty Against Buffalo Mass Shooter

Justice Department under Biden rarely supports capital punishment

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a white supremacist who killed 10 Black people a t a Buffalo supermarket , they said in a court filing Friday. Payton Gendron, 20, is already serving a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole after he pleaded guilty to...

Social Media Sites Face Suit in Buffalo Mass Shooting

Rare filing cites trauma, names retailers and gunman's parents

(Newser) - A group of 16 Tops employees and customers who witnessed the fatal shooting of 10 Black people at a Buffalo grocery store are taking a list of companies to court over the trauma they say they suffered when a white gunman opened fire. YouTube and Reddit are named in the...

Anger Pours Out Ahead of Buffalo Shooter's Sentencing

An audience member tried to rush at Payton Gendron

(Newser) - The sentencing hearing for Buffalo mass shooter Payton Gendron reached a fever-pitch on Wednesday, with the 19-year-old being removed from court at one point after a man rushed at him. NBC News reports Gendron was sentenced to life without parole for killing 10 Black people in a racially motivated May...

Buffalo Gunman Admits Supermarket Massacre

He pleads guilty for life in prison, faces possible death sentence on federal charges

(Newser) - 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 that he'll spend the rest of his life in prison, per the AP . Payton Gendron, 19, entered the plea Monday in a courthouse roughly 2...

Man Threatens to Kill 'All the Black People' at Site of Buffalo Massacre

Washington state man arrested by FBI

(Newser) - The Tops supermarket where 10 Black people were killed in a mass shooting in May received phone calls with similar threats on Tuesday and Wednesday. Joey David George, a Seattle-area man with an alleged history of making racist threats, asked how many Black people were in the store and "...

Hate Crime Charges in Buffalo Raise Question for Garland

Attorney general has paused federal executions, so will he seek the death penalty?

(Newser) - The white gunman who killed 10 Black people in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket was charged Wednesday with federal hate crimes and could face the death penalty, per the AP . The criminal complaint filed Wednesday against Payton Gendron coincided with a visit to Buffalo by Attorney General Merrick...

11-Year-Old Uvalde Survivor Tells Her Story to Congress

'I don't feel safe at school,' says Miah Cerrillo

(Newser) - A House panel is hearing this week from people affected by the mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo , and testimony on Wednesday drew particular attention—it came from an 11-year-old survivor of the Uvalde school shooting. In the prerecorded video , fourth grader Miah Cerrillo recalled how she and her classmates...

'Thoughts and Prayers Won't Fix This': NY Changes Gun Law

Sale of semiautomatic rifles restricted to those 21 and older

(Newser) - New Yorkers under age 21 will be prohibited from buying semiautomatic rifles under a new law signed Monday by Gov. Kathy Hochul, making the state one of the first to enact a major gun control initiative following a wave of deadly mass shootings, per the AP . Hochul, a Democrat, signed...

Dispatcher Accused of Hanging Up on Tops Worker Is Fired

Call taker had been placed on leave pending disciplinary hearing after Buffalo mass shooting

(Newser) - Update: A 911 dispatcher accused of hanging up on a worker at a Tops in Buffalo as a gunman shot his way through the grocery store has been fired, reports NBC News . The dispatcher, who allegedly also yelled at the Tops worker for whispering on the phone, had worked for...

Buffalo Shooting Suspect Faces Terrorism Charge

He was also indicted on 10 counts of murder

(Newser) - A grand jury Wednesday charged the white 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket with domestic terrorism motivated by hate and 10 counts of first-degree murder. Payton Gendron, who has been in custody since the May 14 shooting, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in...

Noise Like Gunfire Causes Panic at NYC Arena

As it turns out, no shots were fired at Barclays Center, but a stampede to safety ensued

(Newser) - An example of a nation with frayed nerves: Ten people ended up in the hospital with minor injuries Saturday night over a false alarm about a shooting in the Barclays Center in New York City, reports CNN . After a boxing match between Devonte Davis and Rolando Romero, some kind of...

At Buffalo Funeral, Harris Sees a 'Through Line'

Final victim of supermarket shooting is buried

(Newser) - The final victim of the mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket was buried Saturday, as families in Uvalde, Texas, planned funerals for their loved ones killed Tuesday at Robb Elementary School. Vice President Kamala Harris brought up other mass shootings in addressing the mourners in Buffalo, the Hill reports. "...

During MLB Matchup, a Most Unusual Twitter Stream

During Thursday's game between Yankees, Rays, teams live-tweeted stats on gun violence

(Newser) - MLB fans looking to keep up with the game Thursday night between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays got quite the surprise when they logged on to Twitter. Instead of stats and play-by-plays, the two teams instead used their accounts to tweet out facts on gun violence. In...

Retired Federal Agent Under Scrutiny in Buffalo Shooting

'Buffalo News' reports former fed may have received notice about the attack in advance

(Newser) - The Buffalo News is reporting a disturbing new wrinkle in the mass shooting that claimed 10 lives in that city. The FBI is investigating whether a retired federal agent learned of the attack about 30 minutes in advance but did nothing, according to the newspaper. Local station WIVB says its...

Report: Before Mass Shooting, 15 Accepted Suspect's Invite

They would have been able to see livestream of Buffalo shooting

(Newser) - More people may have viewed the Buffalo mass shooting live—apparently without contacting authorities—than previously known. Insiders tell the Washington Post and CNN that 15 Discord users accepted the 18-year-old suspect's invitation to join a private chat room around 30 minutes before the massacre began on Sunday. The...

In Court, Victim's Relative Calls Buffalo Suspect a 'Coward'
'Payton, You're a Coward!'

'Payton, You're a Coward!'

Suspected Buffalo shooter makes court appearance, is jeered by relative of a victim

(Newser) - The legal case against the accused gunman in Buffalo's mass shooting advanced on Thursday, but not before Payton Gendron got a message from a relative of one of the victims. "Payton, you're a coward!" shouted the family member as the 18-year-old was being led from a...

30 Minutes Before Buffalo Shooting, Suspect Revealed His Plans

No one who entered Discord chat room appeared to contact authorities

(Newser) - The suspected gunman in the Buffalo shooting that left 10 people dead posted a detailed rundown of his plans for the massacre on a private Discord server, or chat room—and, it was revealed Tuesday, he invited people to join the room about a half-hour before he allegedly carried out...

Buffalo Shooting Raises Questions on Red-Flag Law

Suspected gunman was able to buy a weapon despite writing threats at school

(Newser) - New York has a "red-flag" law that prohibits a person who presents a threat to themselves or others from buying or possessing a gun. So how did the suspect in Saturday's mass shooting in Buffalo legally buy a semi-automatic rifle in the state less than a year after...

In Buffalo, Biden Repeatedly Blasts White Supremacy

He spoke to victims' families, local officials, and first responders

(Newser) - President Biden on Tuesday spoke in Buffalo, offering lengthy comments in the wake of an attack at a Tops supermarket that killed 10 Black people. The Washington Post reports Biden repeated a story he has told before, about how the white pride march in Charlottesville in 2017 was one of...

Tucker Carlson Addresses Alleged Gunman's Screed
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Tucker Carlson Addresses Alleged Gunman's Screed

Fox host distances self from 'diseased' suspect as critics pile on over 'replacement theory'

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson addressed the Buffalo mass shooting Monday night, asserting that his critics are off base in connecting views put forth on his Fox show to the suspected gunman. The alleged shooter wrote of "replacement theory" in a 180-page racist screed, and Carlson has frequently raised the subject in...

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