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K00969 Summary:

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K00969 Memo:

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K00969 Text:

Assembly Resolution No. 969
BY: M. of A. Peoples-Stokes
        EXPRESSING sincerest, heartfelt condolences to the
        Buffalo,  New  York,  community  in  the wake of the
        devastating tragedy  which  took  place  at  a  Tops
        grocery  store  on  Jefferson Avenue, and applauding
        all those who acted immediately  and  heroically  in
        the face of danger
  WHEREAS, The very principles of American freedom, and the safety and
security  of  every  American  at home and abroad were challenged by the
unspeakable atrocities committed in the East Side of Buffalo,  during  a
sunny  afternoon  on  Saturday,  May  14,  2022, at a Tops grocery store
located on historic Jefferson Ave; and
  WHEREAS, During this senseless act of violence, 10  innocent  people
were  killed:  Roberta  A.  Drury,  32  years-old;  Geraldine Talley, 62
years-old;  Celestine  Chaney,  65  years-old;   Kathrine   Massey,   72
years-old;  Pearl  Young,  77  years-old;  Ruth Whitfield, 85 years-old;
Margus D. Morrison, 52 years-old; Andre Mackneil, 53 years-old;  retired
Buffalo   police  officer,  Aaron  Salter,  55  years-old;  and  Heyward
Patterson, 67 years-old; and
  WHEREAS, In  addition,  Jennifer  Warrington,  50  years-old;  Zaire
Goodman,  20  years-old;  and  Christopher  Braden,  55  years-old, were
wounded, however are expected to survive; and
  WHEREAS, For all New Yorkers, the images of this  horrific  domestic
act of terrorism rekindles heartbreaking memories and causes us to pause
and reflect on our daily lives; and
  WHEREAS,  The  very  heart  and  soul  of America has once more been
shaken to its core and this tragedy  stands  as  a  reminder  that  such
senseless  acts  of  violence will not destroy the honorable values that
America stands for; and
  WHEREAS, The power of human compassion and the strength  and  spirit
of  the  American  people  were revealed in Buffalo as we learned of the
immediate and heroic outpouring of service and concern for  the  victims
of this act of terrorism and in its aftermath; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative Body cannot express sufficient gratitude
to those devoted  first  responders,  including  police  officers,  Erie
County  sheriff's  deputies,  and  FBI agents, as well as paramedics and
firefighters, who inspire us all by carrying out their sworn duties with
great courage and bravery; and
  WHEREAS, The combined and coordinated efforts of  these  individuals
and  their  swift  response  are  a testament to the spirit of unity and
fellowship in the face of adversity  which  characterizes  the  best  of
America; and
  WHEREAS,  The  people  of  the  State of New York stand steadfast in
their solidarity with Buffalo, New York, all of whom were victimized  by
the  city's  worst  mass  shooting  on  Saturday,  May  14,  2022;  now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
express sincerest,  heartfelt  condolences  to  the  victims  and  their
families  and  to applaud all those who acted immediately and heroically
in the face of danger, and to  extend  to  the  people  of  Buffalo  the
sincere  best wishes and heartfelt prayers of all New Yorkers; and be it
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this  Resolution,  suitably  engrossed,  be
transmitted  to  survivors  and families of the victims of this horrific
act of domestic terrorism.
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