Yesterday, we reported on the horrific shootings in Buffalo in which thirteen people were killed. Ten out of 13 victims were shot to death.
An official press conference was organized by authorities.
“The shooter was not from this community. The shooter traveled hours from outside this community to perpetrate this crime” pic.twitter.com/Wo6TgS5I0r
— Acyn (@Acyn) May 14, 2022
Joseph Gramaglia from Buffalo Police Department provided details on the crime.
LISTEN: A Buffalo police commissioner describes what has happened.
— Austin Kellerman (@AustinKellerman) May 14, 2022
According to police commissioners, the shooter is a white 18-year-old man. The shooter was wearing tactical gear with body armor, and carrying a gun. The Tops Market location was several hours away from his home. During the attack, the shooter also streamed live.
Four people were shot outside the shop, and three of them died. The suspect then started shooting inside the store. He was confronted by a security guard who shot him, but because the suspect was wearing armor, that didn’t stop him. Former Buffalo Police Officer, the security guard, was shot and killed during an exchange of fire. The suspect held a gun to his own neck, but the police talked him out of shooting himself then took him into custody.
According to authorities, the FBI is looking into the case as a hate crime because they suspect there may have been a racial element.
BPD: Two white victims and 11 black victims.
John Flynn, the DA of Massachusetts, says that evidence also supports this shooting as racially motivated. However, Flynn would not discuss details. https://t.co/zSg6NB5hTH
— Marlee Tuskes (@MarleeTuskesTV) May 14, 2022
The AP has confirmed with law enforcement that the suspect’s name is Payton Gendron.
According to some reports, he may have had a manifesto with racist and anti-Semitic statements in it. Authorities, however, are yet to confirm that this manifesto is his.
You would expect that there be an emphasis on the victims, and the investigation of the facts, in a situation like this. Or calling out what was wrong with the crime. But that hasn’t stopped some vile folks on the left-and those in bed with them-from already trying to attack people on the right and specifically, Tucker Carlson, somehow blaming him for the actions of this man.
Here’s former Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart:
There is more blood in the veins of @tuckercarlsonAnd @foxnewsThis killer justified the killing of 10 people using racist talk points. Carlson isn’t going to stop. He explained that it was good for ratings. Be damned. Carlson will be there at judgment day. https://t.co/fse5bRvEbN
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) May 14, 2022
Rick Wilson, co-founder of the Lincoln Project:
The Buffalo killer’s manifesto reads like a job application for a junior producer on Tucker Carlson.
And no, I’m not being flippant.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) May 14, 2022
It is shameful and they should be ashamed. Tucker Carlson has absolutely nothing to do. The manifesto hasn’t even been confirmed yet, and it doesn’t have anything about Carlson in it, as far as I can tell. They’re so anxious to attack, they can’t even wait until it’s confirmed to spread their nonsense.
Indeed, there’s reportedly an anti-Semitic meme that attacks Fox in the alleged manifesto. So, people trying to blame Fox, based on the manifesto, apparently haven’t even checked it.
In his insane manifesto, the shooter specifically attacks Fox News. You despicable liar. https://t.co/FljK1cXJxs
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) May 14, 2022
He wrote a manifesto expressing his disgust at Fox News. Perhaps he is a CNN viewer? Joey, it could be that he watches CNN. https://t.co/D0KcrGJIG9
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) May 15, 2022
In the manifesto further, it is stated that the writer of that manifesto claimed that he was a communist and has since converted to the right to be one. “mild-moderate authoritarian left category.”
The truth is, facts are what we need now. If the left has never been concerned about facts in their past, then why should they now care? They don’t care about the tragedy and the people who died–except how they can use it to attack their political enemies, and that is despicable.