The Sunday Subject – February 19, 2023

Welcome to Subject’s weekly news roundup. We present you the essential headlines, local and beyond.

The Buffalo mass shooter was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

The 19-year-old white supremacist who killed 10 people in May in a racially-motivated shooting at Tops was convicted of charges of murder and terrorism. “There is no place for you or your ignorant, hateful and evil ideologies in a civilized society. There can be no mercy for you, no understanding, no second chances,” said Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan. “The damage you have caused is too great, and the people you have hurt are too valuable to this community. You will never see the light of day as a free man ever again.”

A gunman killed three students and critically wounded five others at Michigan State University.

The shooter was later found off campus dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had previously pleaded guilty to a firearm charge in 2019.

Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, resigned after eight years in office.

Sturgeon, who will also step down as leader of the Scottish National Party, was a strong advocate for Scottish independence. Her government suffered a setback in November when the Supreme Court ruled against a second referendum. Sturgeon stated that her decision was not a reaction to recent events, but that the job had taken its toll.