Buffalo shooting’s wounds need a strong salve, residents say

BUFFALO, NY (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. Next to it, they leaned 10 prayer candles against the pole. Washington said she chose that … Read more

Buffalo shooting victim laid to rest; city marks 1 week

BUFFALO, NY (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. “Robbie,” as she … Read more

Handling of Buffalo suspect spurs talk of uneven restraint

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. Yet officers talked to Payton Gendron, convinced him to put down his weapon and … Read more

‘How dare you!’: Grief, anger from Buffalo victims’ kin

BUFFALO, NY (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. Jaques “Jake” … Read more

A guide to the May 17 primary election in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Candidates in Kentucky’s May 17 primary are hoping for the chance to earn their party’s nominations in federal, state and local races. US SENATE Republican incumbent Rand Paul won his party’s nomination as he pursues a third term, defeating five little-known challengers in the Kentucky primary. Paul has made a name … Read more

Accused Buffalo gunman followed familiar radicalization path

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. Payton Gendron of Conklin, New York, appears to have been driven to action roughly two years from when his radical indoctrination … Read more

Arizona state senator slammed for Buffalo shooting comments

The Arizona Senate has voted to open an ethics investigation into a firebrand Republican member who tweeted inflammatory comments about last weekend’s racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket By BOB CHRISTIEAssociated Press May 17, 2022, 1:14 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PHOENIX — The Arizona Senate … Read more

Buffalo shooting: Sites yank videos faster, but not by much

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. Police say that when a white gunman killed 10 people and wounded three others — most of them Black — in a “racially motivated violent … Read more

Buffalo supermarket shooting: What do we know so far?

BUFFALO, NY (AP) — On Saturday afternoon, a white gunman in military gear attacked shoppers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 people and wounding three others. Most of the victims were Black. Officials said they are investigating the shooting as a racially motivated hate crime. A look at what we … Read more

Buffalo shooter targeted Black neighborhood, official says

BUFFALO, NY (AP) — The white 18-year-old who shot and killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket had researched the local demographics and arrived in the area a day in advance to conduct reconnaissance with the “express purpose” of killing as many Black people as possible, officials said Sunday. The chilling revelation prompted grievance and … Read more