Family members of the ten Blacks murdered in a Buffalo supermarket still mourn, urging the country to confront and stop racist violence.
The alleged attacker appeared in court on Thursday.It covers all 10 deaths. Prosecutors say he could face charges of hate crime and domestic terrorism.
Relatives of some victims, including Ruth Whitfield, the eldest daughter of the 86-year-old victim, held a press conference after the court session. Whitfield’s daughter, Robin Harris, was having a hard time finding words when she explained that they were going to see a musical together on the night of the shooting.
“That racist young man took my mother away from me. He was my best friend. What should I do? What should I do now?” said.
There has been a steady stream of prayers in and around Buffalo this week for the families of the victims.
Community support in times of tragedy is something Nelba Márquez-Greene knows. She was the mother of Ana Grace, one of 20 children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Márquez-Greene tells “CBS Mornings” that the victims’ families are now
“We need to get better at finding ways to support families even after the cameras are gone,” he said.
“You’re never going to say the right thing but you need to come out. It was something my son said to me. ‘I don’t remember who was there in those early days, I just remember who came in,’ he said.
Márquez-Greene said his message to families is that even though all seems lost, they should continue for their families.
“We need you here, we need you here for your families, and you deserve improvement in your life,” she said.