NJ Shooting Being Investigated as Domestic Terrorism

Headline Roundup December 11th, 2019

After a shooting in Jersey City, New Jersey left a police officer and five civilians dead, officials are investigating the incident as an act of domestic terrorism. At least one of the two alleged shooters reportedly had ties to a Black Hebrew Israelite group, and had posted anti-police and anti-Semitic content online. The pair was armed with 'long rifles', according to witnesses.

Most coverage has focused on the ties to Black Hebrew Israelites, possible evidence of terrorism and police reports that the attack was "targeted."

NJ Shooting Being Investigated as Domestic Terrorism

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An investigation into a fatal gun battle at a Jersey City kosher market Tuesday afternoon has made it “clear” that it was targeted attack, according to Mayor Steven Fulop. The mayor wrote on Twitter late Tuesday that the shootout that left a police officer, three passersby, and the two suspects dead was deliberately started at a Jewish grocery in the Greenville neighborhood of Jersey City. “Based on our initial investigation (which is ongoing) we now believe the active shooters targeted the location they attacked,” Fulop wrote. He added on Wednesday...

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The shootings that left at least three civilians and one police officer dead Tuesday in Jersey City, N.J., was a targeted attack, according to local authorities. At a news conference Wednesday, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop explained that the pair of shooters, who were also killed, had clearly singled out the kosher market on which they opened fire.

"At the time of the incident yesterday, it was difficult to understand intent, and there's still a lot of questions around that. But after reviewing the [closed-circuit TV] cameras on the Jersey...

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NBC 4 New York reports that multiple law enforcement sources indicate Anderson and Graham were the alleged shooters.

Moreover, the local station reports Anderson (pictured) “was a one-time follower of the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, a group whose members believe they are descendants of the ancient Israelites and may adhere to both Christian and Judaic beliefs.”

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