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CAIR-Kentucky Welcomes Federal Life Sentence for Kroger Killer

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/24/2021) – The Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today welcomed a federal life sentence for Gregory Bush, who killed two Black people at a Kroger grocery store in Louisville, Ky., in 2018.  

Bush was convicted on the state charges last year and pleaded guilty to federal charges in March. He was sentenced to life in prison, plus 10 years. Prior to killing the two people at the grocery store, Bush attempted to access a Black Church although the gate was locked.

SEE: Gregory Bush, gunman who killed 2 people at Kroger, sentenced to life on hate crime charges

Last year, CAIR-Kentucky welcomed the state life sentence and called on the federal government to pursue the crime as an act of hate.

SEE: CAIR-Kentucky Welcomes Life Sentence for Kroger Killer

CAIR-Kentucky Calls on Feds to Treat Kroger Killings as Hate Crime 

In a statement, CAIR-Kentucky Chair Salah Shakir said: 

“We welcome this additional federal sentencing as a clear demonstration of our nation’s commitment to punish those who commit acts of violence targeting minority communities. All Americans must join the fight against systemic racism.”

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.    

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.    

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CONTACT: CAIR-Kentucky Chair Salah Shakir, (859) 545-0651,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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