Detroit Evening Report, May 17, 2022: In wake of Buffalo shooting, Biden says everyone has a role to play in fighting hate
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President Joe Biden visited Buffalo, New York, Tuesday to show his support of city residents. The visit came in the aftermath of a mass shooting on Saturday. Ten people — all Black — were killed by a white teenager. Three others were wounded. Officials are characterizing the attack as a hate crime. Biden says everyone has a role to play in fighting hate. “We have to refuse to live in a country where Black people going about a weekly grocery shopping can be gunned down by weapons of war deployed in a racist cause.” The shooter wrote a 180-page racist rant that shows he was indoctrinated with white supremacist ideology through social media.
Other headlines for May 17, 2022:
- Abbott Laboratories, federal officials reach deal to reopen the company’s baby formula plant in Sturgis
- Judge suspends Michigan’s 1931 law that criminalizes abortion
- Wayne County Sheriff race underway, candidates will face off in the Democratic primary on Aug. 2
- Board of Police Commissioners votes to establish a Youth Advisory Panel, Detroit Documenters reports
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