At this point, with so many hoaxes under their belt and times Americans have had to accept the failures of the FBI with massive disappointment, it should not be a surprise at all to find out that the FBI should have been aware of the young man who just created a massively horrible mass murder scene, and left hundreds of people dealing with loss and grief.
The shooter is precisely the kind of person the FBI should be looking at instead of investigating conservative parents who speak at school board meetings or Republicans going to a rally.
Investigators for the FBI must be the most incompetent police force known to humankind and focused on only political opposition to Joe Biden. If these failures do not cause a massive investigation into their organization, then all hope may be lost for our system.
“Buffalo’s worst mass shooting” took 10 lives and left three wounded; the attack was quickly called ‘a racially motivated hate crime’ and was reported on Saturday by local news, as the nation watched in shock.
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn said in a press release Saturday: ‘My office is working closely with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our partners in law enforcement into potential terrorism and hate crimes. This is an active investigation and additional charges may be filed.’
The People were gunned down at a Buffalo supermarket. Buffalo News reported:
The shooting stunned a community basking in a warm May afternoon, with shoppers filling the Tops in a predominantly Black neighborhood at 1275 Jefferson Ave.
‘U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland said the Justice Department “is investigating this matter as a hate crime and an act of racially-motivated violent extremism.”
“It’s the weekend, so it was packed,” Shonnell Harris, an operation manager working at the Tops during the shooting, told The Buffalo WhenWhen she heard gunHarris said that shots, Harris said that she ran frantically through the store, falling several times before exiting out the back. She saw the shooter, whom she described as a white man wearing camouflage.
“He looked like he was in the Army,” she said. She thought she heard 70 shots.
The accused gunman’s name is Payton Gendron, and he threatened to shoot up a high school last year, according to local police who told media that Gendron, then 17, made a non-specific shooting threat in June 2021. But that wasn’t enough to warn the community about the man’s character.
The owner of a firearms shop in New York told The New York Times that the suspect recently bought his weapon there and that a background check on the suspect at the time showed nothing, even after having made a threat of mass violence.
“Investigators, while executing a search warrant at his home on Sunday, also found evidence that Gendron had been ‘studying’ previous hate crimes and shootings before he carried out his own attack,” The Daily Mail reported on Sunday.
But viewing videos privately was not the only clue he left behind.
‘The state police responded to the 2021 threatening statements. They investigated. They interviewed the subject. And they felt at the time it was appropriate to have that individual brought in for a mental health evaluation,’ Gramaglia explained, but that did not put him on law enforcement’s radar because perhaps they did not investigate him with his schoolmates.
‘A school official reported that this very troubled young man had made statements indicating that he wanted to do a shooting, either at a graduation ceremony or sometime after,’ a government source told the Buffalo News.
After police looked into the account, Gendron was referred for mental health evaluation and counseling.
Classmates said that he often acted strangely at times and espoused extremist views on politics.
Last year, one former student recalled, Gendron wore a hazmat suit to school for a week. She believed it had something to do with protecting himself from the coronavirus, but she didn’t rule out the fact that he was making a joke.
‘It was the most extra thing that I ever saw him do,’ a former classmate who asked not to be named said.
The Daily Mail reported other indications of Gendron’s fragile mental state.
During a class exercise in the political class where the students created their own countries with the government of their choice, Gendron’s pick was an autocratic regime that the classmate described as ‘Hitler-esque.’
‘His views were extreme,’ the student said. ‘You could pick any form of government that you wanted and he picked a totalitarian government.’
The classmate recalled that he almost collided with her head-on in his car, but she brushed it off at the time to careless driving.
‘He was definitely into video games – shooter games,’ she said.
‘It’s so mind-blowing to think that it could have been us,’ she said. ‘I know he had his manifesto, but what if he decided to do a test run on us.’
For the most part, he was quiet, but she said he would ‘smile weirdly’ when he spoke to people. She said she didn’t remember him ever having a girlfriend.
Gendron is one of four boys born to Paul and Pamela Gendron, two civil engineers with the state who live in Conklin, NY, three and half hours south of Buffalo. Paul coached his kids in the town soccer league, and at least one neighbor found him ‘strange.’ His mother appeared conceited, locals said.