Buffalo Lawmaker’s Ex-Staff: We Were Fired After Criticizing Shooting Response

An argument between a Buffalo lawmaker and his staff resulted in his employees being let go. New York State Assemblyman Patrick B. Burke (D-Orchard Park) fired three of his staffers after they were critical of his response to the Buffalo mass shooting on Saturday, The Buffalo News reported. The back-and-forth between Burke, who is white, … Read more

Funeral today for Buffalo shooting victim 68-year-old deacon Heyward Patterson

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The first funeral will be held Friday for one of the victims in the Buffalo supermarket massacre. Meanwhile, the alleged gunman was indicted on first-degree murder charges and faced some of the victims’ family members in court. They gathered late Thursday afternoon at a Buffalo church as they prepared to lay their loved … Read more

Domestic Terrorism Bill Passes House, Faces Uncertain Future In Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation late Wednesday night that would bolster federal resources to prevent domestic terrorism in response to the racist mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. The 222-203, nearly party-line vote was an answer to the growing pressure Congress faces to address gun violence and white supremacist attacks — a crisis … Read more

DHS bulletin warns of violent threats related to abortion rights debate

DHS bulletin warns of violent threats related to abortion rights debate – CBS News Watch CBS News The Department of Homeland Security is warning the U.S. could see increased violence because of the battle over abortion rights. A newly-obtained intelligence bulletin says domestic violent extremists are using abortion rights narratives to encourage violence against the … Read more

New York AG will probe social media following Buffalo shooting

New York State Attorney General Letitia James in New York City, November 19, 2019. Lucas Jackson | Reuters New York Attorney General Letitia James will investigate social media companies including Amazon’s Twitch in connection to the apparently racially-motivated shooting at a Buffalo supermarket that left 10 dead and three injured. James’ office will also focus … Read more