Biden urges unity to stem racial hate after Buffalo shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden is urging unity as a remedy for “the hate that remains a stain on the soul of America."

New York’s governor and Buffalo’s mayor, meanwhile, are appealing for forceful action from Washington after the latest mass shooting.

Biden used his remarks at a U.S. Capitol ceremony honoring law enforcement officers to decry what he said the Justice Department has labeled as “a hate crime, a racially motivated act of white supremacy and violent extremism.”

Authorities say a white gunman in military gear attacked shoppers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday, killing 10 people. Most of the victims were Black.