Biden after 10 deaths in Buffalo: “We must end the terror fueled by hatred”

Updated on 05/15/2022 at 13:49

  • After the fatal Buffalo shooting, Joe Biden declared war on racist hatred.
  • “We must do everything in our power to end domestic terrorism fueled by hate,” Trump said.
  • The alleged shooter has since been charged with murder.

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US President Joe Biden has declared war on racist hatred after the deadly shootings. “We must do everything in our power to end domestic terrorism fueled by hate,” Biden said Sunday morning (local time). Now more needs to be known about the motive, but a “racially motivated hate crime” is heinous for the country. “Any act of domestic terrorism, including an act committed in the name of a repugnant white nationalist ideology, is contrary to everything we stand for in America,” Trump said.

A gunman opened fire Saturday in the city of Buffalo, New York, killing at least ten people. The majority of the victims were black. Investigators assume a racist motive. The alleged perpetrator has been arrested. Investigators examined an ideological manifesto of the suspect published on the Internet, in which he expressed racist ideas.

Suspected shooter charged with murder

According to media reports, the alleged shooter was charged with first degree murder on Saturday evening (local time). Videos and photos showed the 18-year-old wearing a thin white shirt and face mask sitting in front of Judge Craig Hannah in state court in Buffalo on New York’s east coast. Investigators assume a hate crime by the white man: the majority of the 13 victims – in addition to the 10 dead, 3 people were injured – were black.

The 18-year-old pleaded not guilty in court. When asked by Judge Hannah if he understood the charges, he replied, “I understand my charges,” according to The Buffalo News and other outlets. He was reportedly deprived of bail. If the 18-year-old is found guilty, he faces life imprisonment without the possibility of a pardon, he added. (dpa/mgb)

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