Biden calls for end to ‘hate-fueled domestic terrorism’ after Buffalo mass shooting

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From THEHILL.COM

President Biden late Saturday called for an end to “hate-fueled domestic terrorism” after a gunman opened fire in a Buffalo, N. Y. supermarket hours earlier, killing 10 people.

Biden in a statement said acts of domestic terrorism are “antithetical” to U. S. values.

“Any act of domestic terrorism, including an act perpetrated in the name of a repugnant white nationalist ideology, is antithetical to everything we stand for in America. Hate must have no safe harbor,” Biden wrote. “We must do everything in our power to end hate-fueled domestic terrorism.”

Thirteen people were shot on Saturday when a gunman fired in a Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo. Ten people died and three others were injured but are expected to survive.

Eleven of the 13 people shot were Black. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

Police said the alleged gunman, 18-year-old Payton Gendron of Conklin, N. Y., who is white, drove hours to arrive at the Tops Friendly Market, which is located in a predominantly Black neighborhood. The shooter was wearing military gear and live streamed the incident... (Read more)