According to the state’s attorney general, Letitia James, the author of the shooting, “fed herself every day with a constant diet of hate” via social networks.
- America At least 10 people killed in racially motivated shooting at Buffalo supermarket
the collective Officer this Sunday in Buffalo. held in (New York) became one of the 10 dead in the racist-inspired massacre that shook the city shout out white supremacism and called upon to do justice and move towards reconciliation.
Before the Chief Political Representatives of New York State, Baptist Bishop Darius Prison asked all the resources needed for justice Against the 18-year-old assailant, who wrote a manifesto before killing 10 people and wounding three others, according to Bishop: “I’m going to kill all the blacks”,
“What happened national terrorism, Plain and simple,” said State Attorney General Letitia James, who was accompanied by Governor Kathy Hochul and other political representatives. I attended the mass ceremony organized by Bishop Prison To address the attendees, most of them African-Americans.
James insisted that this “a act of hatred and should be prosecuted“Because, they argued, the attacker was identified as Peyton S. Gendron, a young white man from Conklin, a town 200 miles southeast of Buffalo, and whose name was not spoken throughout the service. “He fed himself every day with a constant diet of hate” through social networks.
Just yesterday, after the shooting, FBI Special Agent Steven Belanger reported that his office was investigating the incident. like a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism.”
In this sense, the governor described what happened as “an act”. Racism and White SupremacyAgainst that community and stressed that action should be taken to prevent more such massacres.
According to Gendron’s manifesto and to which many speakers refer, the young man deliberately chose this neighborhood of the city mostly inhabited by black populationAs the governor confirmed today and, in fact, eleven of the victims were African-American.
Call to end weapons and hate networks
Hochul insisted to the gathering, “This was not a random act of violence. We’ve seen enough of it. We’ll see what happens.” When there’s too many guns on our streets And people get angry or are in the middle of a gang fight and innocent victims.”
governors, who like the rest of the country are trying to deal with a huge increase in armed violence in the state and especially in New York Cityhas declared war on arms, especially illegal weapons.
“Lord, please forgive the anger in my heart and add it to my passion to continue fighting to protect people, remove guns from the streets And silence the voices of hate, racism and white supremacism on the Internet,” Zanj Hochul said.
duel and reconciliation
The speeches were littered with harsh words like Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who Referred to the attacker as a “beast”But above all, calls upon the union of communities to “heal” together.
“That animal has tried to create fear in this community by setting that supermarket on fire, it has tried to divide. Now it is up to all of us and Each of us is sure of your failureSchumer said in a telematic intervention in which he quoted African-American leader Martin Luther King to be sure: “Hate cannot drive away hate; Only love can do that.”
Attorney General James, for his part, called for deeper dialogue and greater unity in addressing gun violence.
“As an individual we have to be united. As an individual, We must come together to end gun violence in our community And gun violence in general and demand that our country have responsible gun laws.”
It is expected that Gendron surrendered himself to the police after what happened Appear before the judge on Tuesday To respond to this massacre.
“Don’t tell me you love our people (African Americans) and you don’t stand against racism and you don’t stand against hate (…). It’s time White and black, Jews and Gentiles, Muslims stand together and say there is no hate, We haven’t done anything to you,” said an enraged bishop.
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