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Investigators Say Suspect in Buffalo Massacre Spent Months Plotting Racist Terror

HeadlineMay 17, 2022

President Biden is visiting Buffalo today as families there mourn the victims of Saturday’s mass shooting, when a white 18-year-old suspect killed 10 people at a supermarket he deliberately targeted in the city’s Black community. Investigators say the shooter spent months carefully planning his assault and intended to continue his rampage with an attack on a second location. Amid the mourning, calls for justice are growing. Civil rights lawyer Ben Crump spoke in Buffalo Monday.

Benjamin Crump: “What happened on Saturday was an act of domestic terrorism, and we have to define it as such. We can’t sugarcoat it. We can’t try to explain it away, talking about mental illness. No, this was a act of domestic terrorism perpetrated by a young white supremacist.”

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