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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...

Buffalo Area Buried, and the Snow Keeps Falling

Some areas of Western New York already have 5-feet-plus, and it's not supposed to stop till Sunday

(Newser) - Buffalo is accustomed to snow. This weekend, however, the city and surrounding parts of Western New York are getting a storm for the books, with some areas already buried under several feet of the white stuff, and precipitation expected to continue through Sunday morning. In Orchard Park, about 20 minutes...

'Paralyzing' Snowstorm Forecast for Buffalo Area

'Prolonged lake-effect snow event' could dump up to 4 feet of snow on region

(Newser) - Residents of the Buffalo area have been told to brace for a potentially "historic" early-season snowstorm that could dump up to 4 feet of snow on the region by Saturday morning. The National Weather Service says a "prolonged lake-effect snow event" is developing in western New York state,...

Crash That Killed 4 Teens May Be Linked to TikTok Challenge

Buffalo teens were in stolen Kia

(Newser) - A car crash that left four teenagers dead may have been linked to a TikTok challenge, a police commissioner in Buffalo says. A total of six teenagers were in a speeding Kia that crashed about 6:30am Monday, Buffalo police said. The car had been reported stolen Sunday night. All...

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 "...

Biden Calls for Banning Assault Weapons

President pleads for Congress to act after mass shootings

(Newser) - Asking Americans "how much more carnage" they're willing to accept, President Biden implored Congress in a nationally televised address Thursday night to take steps in response to the nation's spate of mass shootings. The president said he wants assault weapons and high-capacity magazines banned, the Washington Post...

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...

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...

Liz Cheney Unloads on House Leaders After Shooting

Ousted GOP bigwig says they have 'enabled white nationalism' with rhetoric

(Newser) - Liz Cheney unleashed a scorching tweet against House GOP leaders on Monday—a group she had been among before her split with Donald Trump. The tweet comes in the wake of the mass shooting in Buffalo , which authorities have called a targeted assault by a white gunman on Black victims....

Latest Shooting Puts Focus on 'Great Replacement'
Buffalo Shooting Puts
'Great Replacement' in Spotlight
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Buffalo Shooting Puts 'Great Replacement' in Spotlight

There's really 2 versions of it floating around, one more extreme than the other

(Newser) - The phrase "great replacement" has been in wide circulation in the media since Saturday's mass shooting in Buffalo because authorities say the suspected gunman embraced it in a 180-page racist screed posted online before the attack. Lots of outlets are providing primers:
  • Definition: One hard-core version has been
...

Official: Suspect Had Plans 'to Shoot More Black People'

Possibly at 'another large superstore' in Buffalo, per the city's police commissioner

(Newser) - As more details trickle out on the victims of Saturday's mass shooting in Buffalo, NY, more on the alleged gunman is also emerging, including a chilling glimpse at what he'd possibly planned to do if he hadn't been stopped. Joseph Gramaglia, the city's police commissioner, told...

What We Know About the Buffalo Shooting Victims

The 10 killed and 3 injured have been identified

(Newser) - 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. The retired Buffalo police officer fired multiple times at the attacker, striking his armor-plated vest...

Police Took Shooting Suspect for Evaluation Last Year

Police say he made a threat about carrying out a shooting at his high school

(Newser) - Police became aware of the suspect now being held in the mass shooting Saturday at a Buffalo supermarket last year, after they said he threatened an attack at his high school. State troopers were called to Susquehanna Valley High School in Conklin, New York, last June, the AP reports. They...

Biden Says Nation Must 'Address the Hate'

President addresses Buffalo shooting at ceremony for fallen officers

(Newser) - President Biden on Sunday condemned the mass shooting in Buffalo, calling the killer a "hate-filled soul" while acknowledging the wearying effect of such crimes on the nation. "We must all work together to address the hate that remains a stain on the soul of America," the president...

Security Guard Killed in Shooting Is Hailed as Hero

Police say retired cop Aaron Salter exchanged gunfire with shooter in Buffalo supermarket

(Newser) - One of the 10 people killed in Saturday's mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket was a retired police officer who worked there as a security guard. He's a "hero in our eyes," says Buffalo police chief Joseph Gramaglia, per WKBW . The station identifies him as Aaron...

What We Know About the Buffalo Mass Shooting
What We Know
About the Buffalo
Mass Shooting
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What We Know About the Buffalo Mass Shooting

Police say an 18-year-old white man killed 10 people, most of them Black, at a supermarket

(Newser) - The details are filling in quickly after Saturday's mass shooting in Buffalo that claimed 10 lives at a supermarket. And one of those details already has become clear: “It was straight up, a racially motivated hate crime," says Erie County Sheriff John Garcia. The white gunman shot...

Gunman in Body Armor Kills 10 in Supermarket

FBI investigates attack as a hate crime

(Newser) - A gunman wearing body armor and a military helmet opened fire with a high-powered rifle at a packed Buffalo supermarket on Saturday, killing 10 people and wounding three others. Police took a man into custody, the Buffalo News reports. He was not identified. "It's like walking onto a...

'Unruly' Passenger Wanted to Get Off the Plane Badly

Cynthia McKnight facing charges after allegedly opening door, inflating slide at Buffalo airport

(Newser) - An unruly passenger escaped an American Airlines flight preparing to takeoff from Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Tuesday in a most dramatic fashion: down the emergency exit slide, according to reports. Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Spencer Brown, a passenger on the flight, tweeted about the woman's outburst, which resulted...

Crews Try to Save The Sullivans
Crews Try to Save
The Sullivans

Crews Try to Save The Sullivans

World War II destroyer, named for 5 brothers, is taking on water

(Newser) - A decommissioned World War II-era destroyer docked near downtown Buffalo was taking on water and listing perilously on Thursday. Crews were working to keep the USS The Sullivans from sinking at its berth at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, where it had been open for tours....

Arbitrator: Cops Who Shoved Martin Gugino Did Nothing Wrong

Buffalo BLM protester suffered head injury after being pushed to ground by police in June 2020

(Newser) - Two police officers in Buffalo, NY, have been cleared by an arbitrator of wrongdoing after they shoved an elderly BLM protester to the ground in June 2020. Martin Gugino, then 75, suffered a fractured skull and brain injury after hitting his head when he fell. In a Friday decision, Jeffrey...

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