“With yet another young White man in police custody and charged with first-degree murder after a mass shooting — this time at a supermarket in Buffalo on Saturday — the police and the public are again asking: Why?
Law enforcement officials were quick to label the massacre, which left 10 people dead, a hate crime. The suspect, who has pleaded not guilty, is believed to have posted a manifesto online articulating fascist hate and far-right ideas. He also allegedly drove for more than three hours to the predominantly Black neighborhood where he unleashed his terror…”
In this article, Jill and James discuss other causes for mass shootings that are not always motivated by hate based on data collected through analysis of shootings and interviews with perpetrators.
Authors: Jillian Peterson and James Densley
Source: The Washington Post