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Community Advocacy Organization

BUFFALO MASS SHOOTER 'RADICALIZED' BY ONLINE WEBSITES

The New York Attorney General's office has released a scathing report in the aftermath of May’s mass shooting of black folks at a Buffalo supermarket in which 10 people were killed and 3 others wounded.


The report claims that online platforms played a role in turning the alleged gunman, 19-year-old Payton Gendron, into a racist, murderous radical.


It also asks the state legislature to pass new laws to stop the live streaming of shooting incidents.


At the federal level, Gendron is facing a 27-count indictment — including 10 counts of hate crimes resulting in death and three counts of hate crimes involving an attempt to kill. He has been held without bail since his arrest after the May 14 shooting.


The attorney general's office reviewed thousands of pages of documents and social media content to study how Gendron allegedly used online platforms to plan, prepare and publicize the mass shooting on May 14, according to a news release.




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