Kathryn Massey, a civil rights and education advocate for her local black community, was one of 10 people killed Saturday at Topps Market in Buffalo, New York. She was 72 years old.
The alleged gunman, who also injured three other people, was arrested on the spot and charged with first-degree murder, which officials described as a “racially motivated hate crime.”
Macy’s family, who knew her as “Aunt Cat”, said that after waiting hours for the shooting scene, there was something wrong with her anticipating information about her condition.
They admitted they knew Macy’s was gone, but didn’t want to believe it could be true, WGRZ 2 informed of,
Macy wrote for both The Challenger and The Buffalo Criterion, publications geared toward the city’s black community. In a letter to The Buffalo News about a year before his death, he expressed concern about “an increase in gun violence in Buffalo and several major US cities”.
“Comprehensive federal action/legislation is needed to address all aspects of this issue,” Macy wrote.
“Measures currently driven primarily by mass killings – namely, universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons – essentially exclude the sources of our city’s gun problems,” she continued. “Illegal weapons, through out-of-state gun smuggling, are the primary culprit.”
Maisie was a member of We Are Women Warriors, a community empowerment group He hosted a forum in February To discuss how to reduce youth violence following an incident at a local high school.
institution as well cheap set up Masks and personal protective equipment for Buffalo residents after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Betty Jean Grant, a community activist who met Macy’s in 2001, said they grew up together as We Are Women Warriors.
Grant said that Macy’s sense of passion and love for Buffalo inspired him.
According to WKBW, Grant said, “He is, in the true sense of the word, a warrior.” “She was a female warrior and she really, really loved that title. She loved working and she loved helping people.”
Macy’s sister, Barbara Massey, told Buffalo News That Catherine was “a beautiful soul”. Other family members said that she is known for her sense of humor and loves art and dance.
According to WGRZ, Catherine’s niece Adrienne Massey said, “When he took her life, it freed her even more.”
Adrienne Massey hopes people will instill love instead of hate in their children and learn to practice love after this weekend’s tragedy.
“I hope that as a nation, as a community, just the people at home, they teach their children to love rather than hate, because that’s not what they represented and that’s not what I am.” Teach my kids and that’s not how our family is [does] things,” she said.