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Man charged with ethnic intimidation in assault of 2 Black shoppers outside Westborn Market


A44-year-old Dearborn man is charged in what police say was a racially motivated attack with a baseball bat against two Black shoppers outside a grocery in Dearborn.
Jason Edward Lucas, who is white, has been charged with four counts of felonious assault and two counts of ethnic intimidation tied to the May 13 incident, Maria Miller, spokeswoman for Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, said Thursday.

Two Black shoppers were at Westborn Market on Michigan Avenue when Lucas "initiated an encounter with them and made several racial slurs," police said in a news release.
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Lucas followed the shoppers into the parking lot of the upscale west Dearborn grocery. In the lot, Lucas "attempted to strike the victims with his vehicle as they walked to their car," police said.
Lucas then got out of his vehicle while carrying a baseball bat. He raised the bat over his head while continuing to shout racial slurs. Lucas followed the shoppers as they drove away, police said.
Police said they conducted interviews and looked at surveillance footage. They arrested Lucas on May 18, recovering the baseball bat they said was used in the incident. In addition to the assault and ethnic intimidation charges, he also faces a charge of habitual offender-4th notice, police said.
Lucas was arraigned before Judge Sam Salamey of Dearborn's 19th District Court, who set bond at $150,000 with GPS tether. He faces a probable cause hearing on June 3 at 8 a.m. before 19th District Court Judge Mark Somers, Miller said.
Lucas' court-appointed attorney, Robert Gold, said he hasn't yet spoken with his client. He said the number of charges filed against him seems like a lot.
"To have four assault charges in one case is really amazing," Gold said. "It's highly unusual."
A Dearborn Police spokesman did not respond to questions seeking additional information.

Dearborn officials condemned the incident.
"There is no place in our society for such reprehensible behavior and these types of incidents will not be tolerated in the City of Dearborn," Dearborn Police Chief Issa Shahin said in a statement. "I’d like to commend the victims in this case for coming forward and our officers for quickly bringing this individual to justice.”
Last month, Dearborn police stationed officers outside mosques in the city after receiving reports of a man threatening Islamic houses of worship in metro Detroit and using his vehicle to ram drivers who are racial minorities.
Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud said: "We will not tolerate hateful ideologies that threaten members of our community, and we will always defend those who unjustly endure racist intimidation simply for being who they are."




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Buffalo mass shooter cited racist 'Great Replacement' conspiracy theory in 106-page manifesto: report​


By Bob Brigham
The suspect in a Buffalo mass shooting reportedly live streamed the massacre on Twitch and posted a 106-page manifesto pushing a racist conspiracy theory prior to the attack.
"A man has opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York while live-streaming on Twitch, killing at least 10 people and injuring several others, local officials and witnesses say," BNO News reported Saturday. "A 106-page online manifesto, believed to have been uploaded by the shooter, explained that he was motivated by a conspiracy theory that white people are being replaced by other races. In the document, he says he is 18 years old and a self-described white supremacist and anti-semite."

J.J. MacNab, a researcher at George Washington University program on extremism, studied the 106-page manifesto allegedly posted by the shooter.


"He self identifies as a white supremacist fascist with Neo-Nazi beliefs who is anti "high fertility immigrants" under the white replacement theory. There are several 4chan markers," she explained. "He states that he was radicalized online on 4chan and was inspired by Brenton Tarrant's manifesto and livestreamed mass shooting in New Zealand."
Anti-racism educator Tim Wise says those who push racist conspiracy theories are to blame for the inevitable violence that ensues.
"The Buffalo shooter's manifesto rants about immigration & white birthrates, both of which feature prominently in mainstream conservative & MAGA rhetoric. And he embraces an explicitly accelerationist rationale for violence...hoping to cause further strife and societal collapse... Those who spread these ideas are to blame, not just the ones who pull the trigger," he explained. "There is nowhere else replacement theory rhetoric and logic can lead except for violence. It is inevitable..."

Fox News personality Tucker Carlson has been the most prominent proponent pushing the conspiracy theory. In 2021, the president of the Anti-Defamation League demanded Fox News fire the anchor for pushing the conspiracy theory on his primetime show.

At least 10 dead in shooting at Buffalo supermarket in alleged hate crime

At least 10 people are dead and another three wounded after a mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, that authorities said was a "racially motivated hate crime."
The suspect entered a Tops supermarket shortly after 2:30 p.m. while wearing military fatigues, body armor and a tactical helmet and fired a rifle, according to law enforcement officials.

An 18-year-old white, male suspect is in custody, police said. The shooter live-streamed the attack on social media, authorities said.
The gunman shot four people in the parking lot, three fatally, before proceeding inside the store where he was confronted by a retired Buffalo police officer working security, police said.
The guard shot and struck the suspect, but without effect due to the body armor, police said.
The gunman then proceeded to shoot nine more people inside the store, police said.
Among the 13 victims shot, 11 were African American and two were white, authorities said.
Four of the shooting victims were store employees, while the rest were customers, authorities said. The Buffalo police officer working security was among those killed, according to a law enforcement official.
The scene is no longer active and there are no other suspects outstanding, a law enforcement official said.
The suspect, who has not been identified, will be charged initially with state murder charges and arraigned later Saturday, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said at a press briefing Saturday evening.
"This is the worst nightmare any community can face," Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said at the briefing.
A crowd gathers as police investigate after a shooting at a supermarket, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. Multiple people were shot at the Tops Friendly Market.
© Joshua Bessex/APA crowd gathers as police investigate after a shooting at a supermarket, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. Multiple people were shot at the Tops Friendly Market.
The FBI is investigating the attack as a hate crime and as racially motivated violent extremism.
Part of the investigation includes whether there may have been white supremacist ideology associated with the shooter, sources said.
Early indications are the shooter may have possessed extremist beliefs cultivated online, law enforcement sources told ABC News.
Investigators are looking at multiple online postings that may be associated with the shooter that include praise for South Carolina church shooter Dylan Roof and the New Zealand mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant, according to the sources.
It is unclear whether the suspect will be charged in federal or state court.
A crowd gathers as police investigate after a shooting at a supermarket, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. Multiple people were shot at the Tops Friendly Market.
© Joshua Bessex/APA crowd gathers as police investigate after a shooting at a supermarket, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. Multiple people were shot at the Tops Friendly Market.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said on Twitter she is "closely monitoring" the shooting, and that her office has offered assistance to local officials.
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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz also tweeted Saturday afternoon that he had been “advised of an active multiple shooting event" at the supermarket.
"A horrible day in the history our community," Poloncarz said in a statement. "Like too many communities in our nation, we've been impacted by the horror or a mass shooting. My thoughts are about the deceased and with their families at this terrible time."
President Joe Biden has been briefed on the shooting, his press secretary said.
"He will continue to receive updates throughout the evening and tomorrow as further information develops," press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement. "The President and the First Lady are praying for those who have been lost and for their loved ones."
Attorney General Merrick Garland also has been briefed on the shooting, a source said.
"We are shocked and deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families," Tops Friendly Markets said in a statement. "Our top priority remains the health and well-being of our associates and customers. We appreciate the quick response of local law enforcement and are providing all available resources to assist authorities in the ongoing investigation."





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