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The Buffalo Mass Shooting Was Racially Motivated But Was It Political

A Buffalo, New York “Tops” grocery store was the scene of a mass shooting on Saturday, May 14th at 2:30pm. 18-year-old Payton Gendron has been arrested for shooting at least 13 people, killing ten. The shooting was racially motivated with most, if not all, victims being black. The shooter is white. Gendron came from 200 miles east and southeast of Buffalo in Broome County, New York. A manifesto from the shooter exists online where Gendron explains his motives and political leanings. He does not identify as conservative and has previously identified as a communist. Gendron now places himself in the category of “authoritarian left”. The media, however, will run with whatever narrative makes the most sense to them from a financial and ideological perspective.

SOURCES:

After Buffalo Shooting Video Spreads, Social Platforms Face Questions – The New York Times

‘Great replacement theory,’ cited by Buffalo shooter, has long history – The Washington Post

Suspect in Buffalo shooting was investigated last year over threat – The Washington Post

Buffalo Shooter’s White Supremacist Fixation Ties Him to Modern GOP – Rolling Stone

Buffalo shooting: Attack racially motivated. 18-year-old shooter from Broome County – syracuse.com

Payton Gendron: What we know about the Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect | CNN

10 People Killed and 3 Wounded in Shooting at a Buffalo Supermarket – The New York Times

180-page manifesto attributed to accused Buffalo shooter made references to several New Jersey towns

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