Crime
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Hanukkah attacker arrested

by Samantha Gobba
Posted 12/30/19, 11:02 am

The man accused in a Saturday night stabbing spree at a rabbi’s home in Monsey, N.Y., pleaded not guilty to five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary. Authorities arrested Grafton Thomas, 37, based on witness descriptions of his license plate.

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Jersey City gunmen and more victims identified

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/12/19, 01:38 pm

Attackers David N. Anderson, 47, and Francine Graham, 50, both died during the shootout with police at the JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, N.J., on Tuesday. Investigators said the pair had previously identified themselves as Black Hebrew Israelites, a group that reviles white people and Jews. They are also prime suspects in the murder of a livery driver in nearby Bayonne, N.J., over the weekend.

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Mayor: Gunmen targeted kosher market

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/11/19, 01:05 pm

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop on Wednesday said it was “clear” that gunmen targeted a kosher market in a shooting on Tuesday that left six people dead, but he wouldn’t call it an anti-Semitic attack. New Jersey’s attorney general and law enforcement officials have not confirmed that the suspects targeted Jews, and the City Public Safety Director James Shea on Tuesday said investigators did not suspect terrorism.

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