The Buffalo supermarket gunman won't pursue a psychiatric defense in his state case
October 12, 20225:00 AM ET JONATHAN FRANKLIN The gunman charged with killing 10 Black people and injuring three other individuals in the mass shooting at a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket in May will not be pursuing a psychiatric defense in his state case, officials say. Here, people pay their respects at a makeshift memorial near the scene of the mass shooting a few days after it occurred. Matt Rourke/AP The 19-year-old white gunman accused of targeting and killing 10 Black people and injuring three other individuals at a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket this year will not be pursuing a psychiatric defense in his case. The deadline for the attorneys representing Payton Gendron, the accused gunman in the mass shooting, to file a notice of pursuing a psychiatric defense was set for last Thursday, according to a recent report by The Buffalo News. In an emailed statement to NPR, a spokesperson for the New York State Unified Court System said the defense has "neither filed a notice nor requested an extension to do so." The spokesperson, however, did not comment on whether the defense team would request a reopening of a psychiatric defense. Gendron was scheduled to appear in court last week, but according to The Buffalo News, the Erie County District Attorney's Office announced that his case had been adjourned until Jan. 12, 2023 — citing a request by the defense to "review discovery material." NPR reached out to the Erie County District Attorney's Office with a request for comment and clarification on the case's adjournment but did not immediately hear back. At the federal level, Gendron is facing 27 counts — including 10 counts of hate crimes resulting in death and three counts of hate crimes involving an attempt to kill, along with 13 counts of using, carrying or discharging a firearm — following the deadly racist attack at the Tops supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo. In July, the 19-year-old was indicted by a federal grand jury on hate crimes and firearm charges, according to the U.S. Justice Department. He has been held without bail since his arrest after the May 14 shooting. Payton Gendron (second from right), the gunman charged in the deadly mass shooting in May at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., appears at a court hearing on May 19. "The Justice Department fully recognizes the threat that white supremacist violence poses to the safety of the American people and American democracy," Attorney General Merrick Garland said in an earlier news release. "We will continue to be relentless in our efforts to combat hate crimes, to support the communities terrorized by them, and to hold accountable those who perpetrate them," he added. If Gendron is convicted on all 27 counts, he could face either the death penalty or a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole. The attorney general will decide at a later date on whether to seek the death penalty, according to the Justice Department. The department recently announced the launch of an initiative aimed at combating unlawful acts of hate across Buffalo. The newly created United Against Hate initiative will connect federal, state and local law enforcement with marginalized communities to "build trust" and encourage people to report hate crimes and incidents. The initiative is part of a broader effort that the Justice Department plans to launch across all 94 U.S. attorneys' offices over the next year, officials said.
BLACK PEOPLE, WHILE THE WHITE WORLD SEEKS TO CONVINCE YOU YE HAS COMMITTED A HATE CRIME AGAINST JEWS WITH SPLASHY INCENDIARY HEADLINES LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT A REAL HATE CRIMES LOOKS LIKE....
YOU SEE THE FIRST PHOTO. YOU NOTICE HOW THEY (MEDIA) DONT SAY HIS NAME AT ALL? THATS BECAUSE THEY WANT YOU TO FORGET BOTH HIM AND HIS NAME THAT WAY BOTH YOU AND THEY WON'T DRAG HIS NAME THRU THE MUD HIS NAME IS PEYTON GENDRON A WHITE SUPREMACIST HATER AND KILLER OF 10 BLACK PEOPLE ON MAY 14TH 2022. HE TOPPED THE KILLING OF 9 BLACK PEOPLE BY DYLAN ROOF AT MOTHER EMMANUEL CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA ON JUNE 17TH 2015 THEY'RE BOTH IN THE SAME GANG (NEVER RICO'D LIKE RAPPERS) WHOSE LIVES WERE SPARED BY WHITE COPS WHO KILL BLACK PEOPLE WITH QUALIFIED IMMUNITY SO BLACK PEOPLE YOUR HOLOCAUST IS ONGOING AND HAS NEVER STOPPED SINCE 1619 OUR PROBLEM IS NOT WITH YE IT IS WITH THEY AND THEM YE IS HAVING A WAR OF WORDS WHITES WORDS HAVE ALLOWED A WAR ON BLACKS THAT SPILLS OUR BLOOD AND BRAINS ALL OVER THE GLOBE.
WHITE AMERICAN HATE SPEECH ALLOWED GEORGE ZIMMERMAN TO GET AWAY WITH KILLING TRAYVON MARTIN. SUING HIS PARENTS AND SELLING THE GUN HE KILLED TRAYVON WITH FOR $250,000.
WHERE WAS THE JEWISH, LGBTQ, HISPANIC OUTRAGE? WAS ZIMMERMAN KICKED OUT OF BANKS DID THE VENUES WHO HOSTED HIS EVENTS GET THE KIND OF NEGATIVE ATTENTION YE IS GETTING?
SOON AFTER WHITES BEGAN SENDING THIER KIDS INTO BLACK COMMUNTIES TO KILL OUR ELDERS IN CHURCHES AND SUPERMARKETS. THEY OPERATED AS HATE CRIME DOMESTIC TERRORISTS WAGING WAR WITH KNIVES, GUNS, AND BULLETS INSIDE SOFT TARGETS IN AMERICA WHERE WE ARE MOST VULNERABLE. MEANWHILE WHITE POLICE MURDER US OUTSIDE IN THE STREETS WITH QUALIFIED IMMUNITY WHICH IS GOVERNMENT PERMISSION OUR PROBLEM IS NOT WITH YE IT IS WITH THEY AND THEM
THERE IS NO WAY YE AS ONE MAN IS A THREAT TO THE "2000" YEAR OLD PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW ON EVERY CHANNEL AND EVERY SECTOR OF BUSINESS CALLING HIM AN ANTI-SEMITE. THEY ARE AN ENTIRE ARMY OF PEOPLE AND YE IS ONE MAN. QUESTION SO WHO IS REALLY BEING THREATNED EVERYBODY KNOW ITS YE AND NOT THEY. THEY JEWS HAVE A WHOLE COUNTRY FILLED WITH NUCLEUR WEAPONS WHO HAVE NO PROBLEM KILLING WHO EVER THEY DECLARE AN ENEMY. THEY HAVE TAKEN OVER THE MIDDLE EAST BUT YE IS A THREAT TO THEM. GTFOH!. THESE SAME PEOPLE HAVE NOW MOBLIZED EVERY RESOURCE IN THIS MODERN WORLD TO DECLARE HIM A THREAT USING THIER HATE SPEECH AGAINST HIM.
BLACK PEOPLE CONSTANTLY FACE HATE SPEECH THAT LEADS TO OUR ACTUAL DEATH. WE ARE CRIMINALIZED SO MUCH YOU LEGALLY ALLOWED JEFFREY DAHMER TO RAPE MUTILATE KILL AND EAT BLACK PEOPLE, AND GEORGE ZIMMERMAN TO KILL TRAVYON MARTIN. YOUR HATE SPEECH ALLOW COPS TO KILL ERIC GARNER, GEORGE FLOYD AND ESCAPE ANY CONSEQUENCE THAT YOU DEMAND YE PAY NOW. YOUR HATE SPEECH IS SO POWERFUL WHITE COP KILLERS OF BLACK PEOPLE HAVE 007 IMMUNITY.
HATE SPEECH IS THE MANIFESTOS YOUR PROUDLY DECLARE ROOF AND GENDRON WROTE. EVERY SINGLE CABLE AND LOCAL STATION FOR WEEKS HAD INTELLECTUAL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THESE RACIST REASONS THESE MURDERERS USED AS AN EXCUSE TO KILL BLACK PEOPLE....YOU REPRINTED IT IN YOUR NEWSPAERS AND REPEATED IT EVERY WHERE AND CALLED IT NEWS. YOU CLAIMED WE JUST HAD TO UNDERSTAND WHAT MOTIVATED THESE KILLERS OF BLACK PEOPLE. YOUR HATE SPEECH INSPIRED MORE BLACK DEATH AT THE HANDS OF WHITES
BLACK PEOPLE WATCH WHITE PEOPLE SPREAD HATE SPEECH ABOUT US EVERYDAY. THE JEWS USE THE ADL TO SPREAD HATE SPEECH ABOUT US. OUR OUTRAGE DOESNT EVEN REGISTER BECAUSE JEWS, GAYS AND ALL THOSE WHO CALL ON US TO CONDEMN YE DONT STAND WITH US LIKE THEY TRY TO FORCE US TO STAND WITH THEM.
WHITES HAVE DEFANGED THE WORD RACISM. NOW WHITES SAY BEING CALLED A RACIST IS REVERSE RACISM. THEY SAY RACIST WORDS EVERYDAY BUT CLAIM WE DONT KNOW WHATS ON THIER MIND AND THEN THEY GET AWAY WITH IT. THEY HAVE EFFECTIVELY NEUTRALIZED THE ONLY WORD WE USE TO HAVE TO IDENTIFY THE HATE SPEECH THAT ALLOWS OUR HOLOCAUST TO CONTINUE IN 2022.
THE JEWISH COMMUNITY SHOULD BE MORE UNDERSTANDING OF OUR PLIGHT AS THEY HAVE WITNESSED ALL THE HORROR'S WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH OVER THE 400 YEARS AND COUNTING OF OUR HOLOCAUST HERE IN AMERICA,BUT THEY DONT. THEY ARE BLACK HOLOCAUST DENIERS WHO CLAIM THERE 4 YEARS OF DEATH AT THE HANDS OF WHITE GERMANS IS THE GREATEST TRAGEDY ON THE PLANET.
THEY WERE MAD DURING WWII THAT THE WORLD IGNORED THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT KILLING JEWS. SO, THEY SAID NEVER AGAIN BUT THEY MEANT THAT ABOUT ONLY THIER JEWISH PEOPLE. SINCE THAN THEY HAVE BUILT THIER WAR CHEST AND TOOK A WHOLE COUNTRY.
BLACK PEOPLE ARE KILLED BY THE WHITE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT BUT WE DIDNT KILL ANY GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL LIKE 17 YEAR POLISH JEW HERSCEL GRYNSZPAR DID. HE KILLED GERMAN NOBLEMAN ERNEST VOM RATH IN PARIS IN 1938. GERMANS FELT THEY HAD THE RIGHT TO AVENGE HIS DEATH. THEY STARTED KILLING JEWS IN GERMANY AND INVADED THE KILLERS COUNTRY OF POLAND. THE JEWISH HOLOCAUST TOOK PLACE IN GERMANY DURING A WAR SPARKED BY MURDERER HERSCEL. BLACK PEOPLE WERE NOT INVOLVED.
BLACK PEOPLE'S HOLOCAUST BEGAN AS A WAR WAGED UPON US BY WHITES WHO NEEDED OUR SUPERIOR STRENGTH AND BUILDING ABILITIES TO CREATE THIER ECONOMIES. WE ARE STILL CALLED 3/5THS HUMAN IN THE U.S. CONSTITIUTION. THAT MEANS THEY STILL CONSIDER US BEASTS OF BURDENS BY FALSELY CLAIMING WE ARE 2/5THS AN ANIMAL. WHITE JEWS CALL US GOYIM AND MONKEYS WHICH PROVES ALL WHITES USE HATE SPEECH AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE
WE ARE KILLED SO MUCH BUT THE HATE SPEECH WORDS USED TO DEFEND OUR KILLERS MAKES THE WORLD TURN A BLIND EYE TO OUR DEATHS HERE IN AMERICA. BOTH AT THE HANDS OF ITS WHITE CITZENS AND GOVERNMENT AGENTS.
THE SAME WHITE WORLD TURNS A BLIND EYE TO THE DEATH OF PALESTINIANS AT THE HANDS OF THE JEWS. ISRAEL IS A MODERN-DAY NUCLEAR GOLIATH WHILE PALESTINIANS ARE THE DAVID LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY FIGHTING GOLIATH WITH SLINGSHOT ROCKS AND PUNY WEAPONS.
IN CONCLUSION TO CLAIM ONE MAN NAME YE IS THE THREAT TO JEWS AND THE ANTI-SEMITE WHO MUST BE SILENCED AND FACE CONSQUENCES FOR HIS WORDS IS REAL HATE SPEECH. YOU KNOW YOUR GREATEST THREAT COMES FROMTHEY AND THEM NOT YE. CONFUSED WELL LET THESE PICTURES SPEAK A THOUSAND WORDS.
YE IS NOT THE PROBLEM THEY SHOWN ABOVE ARE THE PROBLEM! BUT YOU'RE NOT DRAGGING THEM. TRUMPS HAS A WHOLE WHITE SUPREMACIST ARMY THAT KILLS BLACK PEOPLE AND TALKS BAD ABOUT JEWS. BUT YE IS THE ANTI-SEMITE? YOUR REAL PROBLEM IS NOT WITH YE IT IS WITH THEY AND THEM!