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

COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?

PROVIDENCE, RI (AP) — After mass shootings killed and injured 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. The number, once unthinkable, is now an irreversible reality in the United States — just like the persistent reality of gun … 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

Grand jury indicts man in Buffalo supermarket shooting

BUFFALO, NY (AP) — The white man charged with murdering 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo appeared briefly in court Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on a first-degree murder charge. Assistant district attorney Gary Hackbush said the indictment of Payton Gendron, 18, was handed up Wednesday. Gendron, wearing an orange jail … Read more

Buffalo shooter let some people see plans just before attack

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. Discord, the chat platform where 18-year-old Payton Gendron kept … Read more

Gunman targets Taiwanese faith with long pro-democracy link

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The recent deadly shooting at Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in California didn’t just violate a sacred space. Taiwanese Americans across the country say it ripped through their cultural stronghold. It is where the congregation in Laguna Woods worshipped. But it was also where their native language and support for a democratic … 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

Shooting along Indiana highway where SUV was stopped kills 2

Authorities say two men were fatally shot after a police officer and two good Samaritans stopped along a southern Indiana highway to help a driver who was stopped in the roadway ByThe Associated Press May 17, 2022, 2:56 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PALMYRA, Ind. — Two men … 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