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The New York Attorney General has launched an investigation into 4chan, 8chan, Twitch, Discord, and other forums in the aftermath of the Buffalo massacre.

New York AG Letitia James announced that her office is investigating the forums after the gunman revealed he was radicalized by racist extremists on those message boards.

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The shooter is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of 10 people at the Tops Friendly supermarket in Buffalo on Saturday.
 
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The investigation will focus on the forums and other online resources that the shooter discussed in his 180-page manifesto. He specifically mentioned 4chan in his manifesto and he live-streamed his shooting rampage on Twitch.

The shooter said he hated Black people and he was outraged over the so-called "white replacement" theory. He wrote the n-word on his assault rifle. All 10 victims are Black or mixed race.

The forums spew hateful messages and imagery, but the racist posts are protected under free speech laws.

However, the AG referred to a New York law that allows her office to investigate matters concerning public peace, public safety, and public justice and to subpoena witnesses and compel the production of documents.

4chan, a notoriously racist extremist message board, has been the target of the federal government in the pass. The board has been shut down by the feds at least twice in the past.

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Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden attended a memorial to the 10 murder victims at Tops Supermarket at Jefferson Avenue and Riley Street on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Buffalo, NY.

The Supermarket was the site of a fatal shooting of 10 people at a grocery store in a historically Black neighborhood of Buffalo.

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The president stands with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), New York Governor Kathy Hochul, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), New York Attorney General Letitia James at the memorial to the fallen victims.

The Bidens visited Buffalo to "grieve with the families" of the 10 victims, according to the White House.

"The President will call this despicable act for what it is: terrorism motivated by a hateful and perverse ideology that tears at the soul of our nation," a White House official said.

"He'll call on all Americans to give hate no safe harbor, and to reject the lies of racial animus that radicalize, divide us, and led to the act of racist violence we saw on Saturday that took the lives of 10 of our countrymen."

Biden will also push Congress to pass stricter gun control laws.

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The victims are identified as Roberta Drury, 32; Ruth Whitfield, 86; Geraldine Tally, 62; Celestine Chaney, 65; Katherine Massey, 72; Pearl Young, 77, Andre Mackniel, 53; Heyward Patterson, Aaron Salter, 55; and Margus D. Morrison, 52.

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A lone gunman opened fire with an assault rifle, killing 10 and injuring 3, at the store on Saturday.

The shooting is being investigated as a hate crime and an act of racially-motivated violent extremism, according to federal officials.

The 18-year-old gunman was reportedly influenced by racist memes and other postings on a message board frequented by extremists and white supremacists.

The gunman's family say he "snapped" due to the COVID lockdowns and isolation during the pandemic.
 

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Authorities say a mass shooting that left 10 people dead at a Buffalo, NY supermarket was a racially motivated hate crime.

Police confirm 10 people are dead and the 18-year-old gunman is in custody. 4 of the victims were store employees.

The shooting rampage at the Tops supermarket at 1275 Jefferson Avenue, was live-streamed on Twitch.com. The video shows him shoot a woman in the head soon after exiting his car in the parking lot, around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police say the gunman shot three people outside the supermarket. He was dressed in camouflage and wore body armor. He carried a semi-automatic rifle.

The N-word is written on the gun barrel in a screenshot from the video. He opened fire inside the store gunning down shoppers as they tried to flee.

Officials say a retired Buffalo police officer who worked as a security guard shot the gunman, but his body armor stopped the bullet. The suspect then shot and killed the security guard.

When he walked out of the store to surrender to police after the carnage, he initially put one of the rifles to his chin, then dropped it.

Video shows officers taking the gunman into custody while one person lay on the ground nearby.

A 106-page manifesto allegedly written by the suspect and posted online raged against white people becoming the minority in America.

If there's one thing I want you to get from these writings, it's that White birth rates must change," he wrote. "Everyday the White population becomes fewer in number."

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Actress Ellie Kemper, best known for her role in the TV series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," was once crowned queen at a KKK ball.

Kemper, 41, starred in the TV series from 2015 to 2019. She played a woman who is rescued from a doomsday cult and begins a new life in New York City. The series also starred comics Tina Fey and Tituss Burgess (pictured above with Kemper).

A photo showing then-teenage Kemper being named queen of the Veiled Prophet Ball in St. Louis prompted accusations of white supremacy.

The photo was published by the Post-Dispatch newspaper in 1999. The photo caption reads: "Elizabeth Claire Kemper, as the 1999 Veiled Prophet Queen of Love and Beauty, is attended by her pages."

According to the NY Post's Page Six, "The Veiled Prophet is said to be dressed with a white klan-style hood and robe while armed with a pistol and rifle."

Another Post-Dispatch article described Kemper as a 19-year-old freshman student at Princeton University.

A Twitter user posted the newspaper image along with the caption: "So was no one gonna tell me Ellie kemper aka kimmy Schmidt was crowned KKK queen in 1999."

Film critic Jon Negroni tweeted:

"it really is something that Ellie Kemper was the star of a tv show about a woman who leaves a racist cult and tries to rebrand herself while pretending it never happened. no reason why I’m bringing this up of course,” film critic Jon Negroni tweeted."

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Richard Spencer made headlines when he announced he's voting the Democratic ticket in November.

Spencer (center) and his supporters clashed with Virginia State Police in Emancipation Park at the "Unite the Right" rally on August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Spencer famously endorsed President Donald Trump in the 2016 elections. But he says he's switching tickets because he believes Biden is a bigger racist than Trump.

"I plan to vote for Biden and a straight democratic ticket. It's not based on "accelerationism" or anything like that; the liberals are clearly more competent people," Spencer tweeted on Sunday.

Biden's camp hastily rejected Spencer's endorsement.

"When Joe Biden says we are in a battle for the soul of our nation against vile forces of hate who have come crawling out from under rocks, you are the epitome of what he means. What you stand for is absolutely repugnant. Your support is 10,000% percent unwelcome here," Biden's campaign tweeted.

Biden, 77, helped author the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act that later became known as the 1994 crime bill.

Biden oversaw the Senate Judiciary Committee at the time. The bill was signed into law by former President Bill Clinton in 1994.

Many Black males were incarcerated under the 1994 crime bill. Biden's running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris, was a prosecutor who locked up more Black males than her predecessor.

Together, Biden and Harris have locked up more Black people than any presidential candidates in history.

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Black Twitter's cancel culture upended Doja Cat's career overnight. The 24-year-old L.A. native saw her career evaporate into thin air after video leaked that showed her chatting with white supremacists.

In the video, the biracial singer is seen flirting with the white men in an alt-right chat room. At one point she blurts out "ni**er" while the men laugh. Doja, whose mother is Jewish-American, seemed comfortable using racial slurs.

After the clip began making the rounds online, fans also dug up one of her songs, believed to be from 2015, entitled "Dindu Nuffin" - which is known to be a racial slur for Black criminals, who claim to be innocent after facing police brutality.

She sings on the track: "How much nothing can a dindu do / If a dindu, dindu nothin' / How much money could a dindu make / If a dindu did all the things that you wish to."

Some believe that the song was targeted at Sandra Bland, a Black woman who died in police custody in 2015.

Doja responded to the backlash late Sunday night. Some say her explanation is too little, too late.

Question: Do you forgive Doja, or is she still canceled?

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New England draft pick Justin Rohrwasser denies he is a white supremacist or that a tattoo on his left arm is a white supremacist logo.

Rohrwasser said he got the tattoo inked when he was 14. The tattoo is of the Roman numeral 3 surrounded by a ring of stars. It is the logo of a right-wing organization called "Three Percenters."

He also has the phrase "Don't tread on me" tatted on his left forearm. The phrase is associated with conservative groups such as the Tea Party.

Looking back, he says he wished he had done more research into the tattoo. He agreed to cover it up when he's on the field.

"It's not something I ever want to represent, so it will be covered."

That wasn't good enough for sports journalist and Twitter activist Jemele Hill who called the NFL kicker out on Twitter.com.

Hill took to Twitter to complain about the tattoo, saying: "Patriots kicker is a white supremacist. My bad, he tends to like white supremacist things. Carry on, nothing to see here."