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May 14, 2022

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Bichotte Hermelyn Statement on Mass Shooting in Buffalo
(Brooklyn, NY) -- A suspect is in custody today after a mass shooting at a Buffalo New York grocery store left at least 10 people dead, according to AP sources. The supermarket is in a predominately Black neighborhood, near downtown Buffalo. Authorities are looking into whether white supremacist ideology motivated the suspect. Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn issued the following statement:

"Brooklyn is with the people of Buffalo in spirit tonight. I am praying for all the victims of this possible white supremacist attack.

We must pass laws that stop extremism and gun violence from continuously causing chaos in the lives of New Yorkers."

Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn represents the 42nd Assembly District in Brooklyn covering Ditmas Park, Flatbush, East Flatbush and Midwood. She is currently the Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs)Chair of the Task Force on Women's Issues and serves on the following committees: Housing, Government Operations, EducationBanks, Health, and Higher Education. She also sits on Governor Hochul's Domestic Violence Advisory Council and Mayor Adams MWBE Task Force.

As a current Assemblymember, District Leader, and Chair of Brooklyn Democratic Party, Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn has been an outspoken advocate on issues concerning immigration, education, economic development, unemployment, education reform, health care access, senior citizen centers, affordable housing, school safety, women's and LGBTQ rights, as well as other issues affecting the quality of life in the community.

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