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Jersey City Shooting ‘Targeted’ Jews, ‘Being Investigated as a Hate Crime’

Posted on | December 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Jersey City Shooting ‘Targeted’ Jews, ‘Being Investigated as a Hate Crime’


After police engaged in a gun battle Tuesday with two gunmen in Jersey City, liberals on Twitter spewed out their predictable rhetoric blaming the NRA, President Trump, and Republicans generally. Never mind that New Jersey has some of the most stringent anti-gun laws in America, and never mind that at the time, nothing was known about the suspects or their motive. If it turns out that these perps were NRA members or Trump supporters, I’ll be rather surprised. Until police release the identity of the gunmen, it would be irresponsible to speculate about the motive here, but Jersey City’s mayor said the shooters “targeted” the kosher grocery store where three Hasidic Jews were killed, and said it is being “investigated as a hate crime.” Meanwhile, in New York:

New York City Councilman Chaim Deutsch said the NYPD was boosting its presence at “high-profile sites, including synagogues.” New York authorities were working with Jersey City police and New Jersey State Police, the councilman said.
“The Mayor of Jersey City has asserted that today’s incident was a deliberate attack targeting the Jewish community,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Twitter.
“This tragically confirms that a growing pattern of violent anti-Semitism has now turned into a crisis for our nation. And now this threat has reached the doorstep of New York City,” de Blasio’s post said.

De Blasio said he had “directed the NYPD to assume a state of high alert.” Despite suggestions of an attack motivated by anti-Semitism, we don’t actually know this for sure, and must await further reporting.



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