‘My mom’s life mattered’: Son of Black shooting victim urges Congress to act

Witnesses during Senate hearing also predicted spread of white supremacy in the United States will increase acts of domestic terrorism

By: - June 7, 2022 5:48 pm
Garnell Whitfield Jr. speaks at press conference

Garnell Whitfield Jr., the son of 86-year-old Ruth Whitfield, who was killed during a mass shooting at Tops market, speaks during a press conference with attorney Benjamin Crump and members of his extended family by his side on May 16, 2022, in Buffalo, New York. The attack was believed to be motivated by racial hatred. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — The son of a Black woman shot and killed by a white supremacist begged members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday to take action against such domestic terrorism.

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.