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•  From the Wall Street Journal:

"Prosecutors in Buffalo, N.Y., said the man who killed 10 people during a racist massacre at a supermarket there faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison after pleading guilty to state charges on Monday.

"Payton Gendron, 19 years old, pleaded guilty to 15 counts, including first-degree murder and domestic terrorism, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said. Gendron admitted to shooting 13 people during the May 14 attack on a Tops Friendly Market in a predominantly Black neighborhood … Gendron will be sentenced on Feb. 15, according to Mr. Flynn. The domestic terrorism charge carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole."

The story reminds us that "Gendron donned body armor and opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle, police and prosecutors said, and he live-streamed the attack on social media. Gendron killed 10 people and left three others wounded. In an online diary, he described himself a racist. The document included the writer’s goal to kill as many Black people as possible."