In Buffalo, New Apartments Sprout Up in Vacant Warehouses

A decade-long effort to transform industrial relics is showing signs of progress and expanding the city’s population for the first time in 70 years.

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Buffalo Shooting Suspect Charged With Federal Hate Crimes

The Justice Department has charged the suspect with 26 counts of hate crimes and weapons violations. Some charges could carry the death penalty.

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Carl Paladino Calls Hitler ‘the Kind of Leader We Need,’ Drawing Backlash

Carl Paladino, a Republican House candidate from New York, has been endorsed by Representative Elise Stefanik, a member of party leadership.

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The Racist Researcher Cited in the Buffalo Gunman’s Manifesto

The work of Michael Woodley, a Briton who was cited by the teenager who killed 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, included pseudoscientific theories that have been used to justify racism.

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‘Hochul Stood as Firm as an Oak’: Winners and Losers of New York’s Gubernatorial Debate

Our columnists and contributors give their ratings.

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Dispatcher Fired Over Mishandling 911 Call During Buffalo Shooting

A Tops supermarket office manager said a dispatcher yelled at her for whispering, as she hid during the shooting, and hung up on her.

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Buffalo Massacre Suspect Arraigned on Murder and Hate Crime Charges

The man is also the first to face charges under a new state law against terrorism motivated by hate, prosecutors said.

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Lessons in Gun Control From California

After recent mass shootings, Republicans have said that there is no evidence gun laws work. California’s experience suggests otherwise.

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Buffalo Shooting Suspect to Face Murder and Terrorism Charges

A 25-count indictment includes both first-degree murder charges and second-degree murder charges as hate crimes, as well as a single count of domestic terrorism.

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President Biden mourned with families in Uvalde.

At a memorial in Texas, some spectators let it be known that in addition to empathy, they expected action.

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Democratic States Push Gun Control Bills with Congress Gridlocked

Democratic state leaders from California to New Jersey are demanding immediate action after the Uvalde shooting.

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America Is Under the Gun

Will we rise up to face the rising tide of violence?

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What the Racist Massacre in Buffalo Stole From One Family

Every mass shooting requires unique paths of mourning. Celestine Chaney’s family bid farewell to a mother, sister, grandparent and best friend.

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Roxane Gay: The Uvalde Shooting Shows America’s Deep Incivility

There is nothing more uncivilized than the political establishment’s inurement to the constancy of mass shootings.

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Black Buffalo Students Struggle to Process Racist Massacre

In a community already marked by segregation and poverty, Black students are mourning and demanding change.

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The Buffalo Shooter’s Manifesto Doesn’t Offer Clues. Only Self-Mythologizing.

Reading it gives the killer the last word.

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Buffalo Mourns ‘Star in the Midst of Turmoil’ Killed in Racist Attack

Heyward Patterson, a 67-year-old church deacon whose life revolved around service and faith, was the first of 10 massacre victims to be laid to rest.

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911 Dispatcher May Be Fired Over Handling of Buffalo Shooting Call

Erie County began an investigation after a supermarket worker said the dispatcher hung up on her when she called during the attack.

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Tired of Massacres? Get Rid of the Guns.

Deadly mass shootings have something in common.

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Hochul Vows to Crack Down on Extremist Acts of Violence in New York

Gov. Kathy Hochul issued orders to strengthen the state’s “red-flag” law and create new units to target violent extremism online, following the Buffalo shooting that left 10 dead.

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For Hochul, Shooting in Buffalo Is a Hometown Tragedy

The governor grew up in the Buffalo suburbs and lives in the city now. The shooting has taken on political overtones in the 2022 race for governor of New York.

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Congress Is Paralyzed on Guns. Here’s Why Chris Murphy Is Still Hopeful.

The Democrat from Connecticut, who has spent his decade in the Senate trying and failing to enact gun safety bills, says his party should make the issue the core of its 2022 midterm message.

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The Right’s Violence Problem

The Buffalo killings are part of a pattern: Most extremist violence in the U.S. comes from the political right.

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The Buffalo Shooting and the Danger of White Replacement Theory

How replacement theory jeopardizes democracy.

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The Slaughter in Buffalo Hasn’t Quieted the Great Replacement Caucus

Neither did the slaughter in Pittsburgh or El Paso.

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Racist Attack Spotlights Elise Stefanik’s Echo of Replacement Theory

The No. 3 House Republican, who has shifted to the hard right along with her party, has touched on the ideas animating white replacement theory. She is not sorry.

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The Buffalo Shooting Was Not a Random Act of Violence

The Buffalo killings are an extreme expression of a worldview that has become increasingly central to the identity of the Republican Party.

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Buffalo Shooting Highlights Rise of Hate Crimes Against Black Americans

The federal data shows a recent spike in assaults, threats and incidents of bias.

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They Were at Tops When the Shooting Started. This Is How They Survived.

Workers at the East Buffalo grocery store were tending to customers when a car pulled up, and a mass shooting began.

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New York’s ‘Red Flag’ Gun Law Was Not Invoked Against Buffalo Shooting Suspect

Questions have been raised about why the law was not invoked against the Buffalo shooting suspect, Payton S. Gendron.

#buffalo-ny, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings

The Racist Theory Behind So Many Mass Shootings

Replacement theory has once again been cited by a mass shooter, this time in Buffalo, N.Y. What is it and how is it becoming more mainstream?

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The Bloody Crossroads Where Conspiracy Theories and Guns Meet

The slaughter in a Black neighborhood in Buffalo is in line with a series of racist massacres that show no signs of abating.

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Grief and Anger Sweep Through Buffalo a Day After a Racist Massacre

New details about the accused gunman’s path and past began to emerge, as Gov. Hochul vowed to act on hate speech.

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Replacement Theory, a Fringe Belief Fueled Online, Is Refashioned by G.O.P.

Replacement theory, espoused by the suspect in the Buffalo massacre, has been embraced by some right-wing politicians and commentators.

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Before the Buffalo Shooting, Erratic Behavior and a Chilling Threat From the Suspect

Payton Gendron was sent for a psychiatric evaluation when he was still in high school but soon fell off investigators’ radar.

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Mass Shooting in Buffalo

A massacre at a Buffalo supermarket was the deadliest in the U.S. this year.

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Taxpayers Shoulder Costs for $1.4 Billion Stadium. Buffalo Bills Fans Cheer.

Critics have savaged the deal, which would use $850 million in state and local funds. But many in the city say keeping the Bills in Buffalo is good for civic pride.

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World War II Navy Ship Is Tilting Into Lake Erie

The U.S.S. The Sullivans, which survived combat in the Pacific, suffered a hull breach this week at a naval park in Buffalo. “We have a problem and we don’t know what it is,” a park official said.

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Arbitrator Clears Buffalo Police Officers Who Shoved Protester

A video from June 2020 showed Martin Gugino, 75 at the time, motionless and bleeding after being pushed to the ground. The footage fueled outrage during a summer of unrest over police violence.

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Buffalo Bills Strike Deal for Taxpayer-Funded $1.4 Billion Stadium

The agreement calls for $850 million in New York State and local funding, the largest taxpayer contribution ever for a National Football League facility.

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Starbucks Workers at 3 More Buffalo-Area Stores Vote to Unionize

The ballots were counted amid a growing nationwide campaign among the chain’s employees.

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JetBlue Pilot, Suspected of Being Drunk, Is Removed From Cockpit in Buffalo

A T.S.A. officer noticed that the pilot “may have been impaired,” the authorities said. His blood alcohol content was found to be four times the limit for pilots.

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Starbucks Is Moving to Oust Workers in Buffalo, Union Supporters Say

Some employees who back unionization efforts have been told they must increase their work availability or leave. The company cites scheduling issues.

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Eyesore or Monument? Preservationists Fight to Save a Grain Elevator in Buffalo

The current owner of the Great Northern has been pushing to demolish the building — possibly the last grain elevator of its type in the world.

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Union Wins Vote at Second Buffalo-Area Starbucks

A second store could add potency to the economic pressure, such as a work stoppage, that winning a contract often requires.

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A Murder, Gold Bars, a Jailbreak and Questions About Justice

Was the 1993 killing of a woman near Buffalo committed by a prison escapee? Was the detective who solved the case involved? Is there anything straightforward about this crime?

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Buffalo Starbucks Workers Vote for Union at 1 Store

The coffee chain’s executives sought to persuade workers to reject the union in an election campaign that began in late August. Workers at a second store voted not to unionize and the result at a third outlet was not clear.

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Why New York State Is Experiencing a Bitcoin Boom

Cryptocurrency miners are flocking to New York’s faded industrial towns, prompting concern over the environmental impact of huge computer farms.

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Upstate New York Hospitals Are Overwhelmed as Covid Cases Surge

Health care officials say a “perfect storm” of new Covid cases, staff shortages and filled nursing homes has created a crisis.

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In Buffalo, Waiting for the Canadians

So far, relaxed travel restrictions between the United States and Canada have not led to a big influx of tourists on either side of the New York-Ontario border. Both sides are waiting, not so patiently.

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