NEW YORK — Afterlocal and community leaders speak out and offer support.
As CBS2’s Thalia Perez reported, the president and CEO of the National Urban League is calling on federal officials to create a hate crimes task force.
“I encouraged him like we encouraged the president today to step up and call an emergency summit on hate crimes and extremism at the White House. Bring all parties together,” Marc Morial said.
Morial said the task force should deal with hate crimes involving victims from diverse backgrounds.
“We have to take a tough stance. It’s a moral issue. It’s a matter of paramount importance,” Morial said.
Morial also calls on the authorities to ensure that justice is served for the families and communities of the victims.
Meanwhile, Governor Kathy Hochul was among local leaders who blasted social media platforms after the shooting, demanding they be more vigilant in monitoring their content.
“It was, no other way to describe it but white supremacy, terrorism. It’s racism. It’s hate. And it ends here in Buffalo. It’s the last stop that you’re going to have because we’re coming after you,” Hochul mentioned.
In New York City, Mayor Eric Adams was among those who offered his support, saying hate has no place in our city or state and highlighting concerns that the Supreme Court may soon make a ruling. that would have an impact on gun control.
“I’m just really disgusted with how slowly we’re reaching, moving forward as a country. The idea of the Supreme Court talking about doing a right to wear bill. It’s really a really troubling place for us “, says Adams.
And in the coming weeks, the Supreme Court is expected to decide whether to strike down a state law requiring a license to carry a concealed weapon.