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NJ expands terrorism law in response to kosher market attack

Jan. 15, 2020 8:43 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Wednesday expanding the definition of terrorism under state law in response to last month's fatal attack on a kosher market in Jersey City. Murphy said the new law will make it clear that New Jersey is committed to the...

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal makes a statement at a new conference to provide an update on the Dec. 10 Jersey City shootings at the FBI headquarters in Newark, N.J., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Flanking Grewal are U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino, left, and FBI Agent in Charge Gregory Ehrie. The two people who fatally shot a police officer then killed three people at a kosher grocery in Jersey City planned an assault for some time and were equipped to cause greater destruction, authorities said Monday. (Steve Hockstein/NJ Advance Media via AP)

Authorities: Kosher store shooters planned attack for months

Jan. 13, 2020 8:44 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The two people who fatally shot a police officer then killed three people at a kosher grocery in Jersey City planned an assault for some time and were equipped to cause greater destruction, authorities said Monday. State and federal law enforcement officials revealed details about the...

Lawyer: Man tied to Jersey City shooters deserves bail

Dec. 24, 2019 2:20 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The new attorney for a pawn shop operator whose number was found in the pocket of one of two attackers who killed four people in Jersey City said Tuesday his client deserves to be freed on bail on a weapons charge. Ahmed A-Hady has been jailed since his arrest several days after the...

Emergency responders work at a kosher supermarket, the site of a shooting in Jersey City, N.J., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said authorities believe gunmen targeted the market during a shooting that killed multiple people Tuesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Board official seeks to censure member over post on Jews

Dec. 18, 2019 5:14 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The president of a New Jersey school board whose member questioned whether the shooters of a kosher supermarket had a point in attacking Jews said Wednesday he will seek to censure her and obtain her resignation. Jersey City Board of Education President Sudhan Thomas said in an...

This Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 photo shows the family-owned Buy n Sell pawn shop searched by the FBI over the weekend in Keyport, N.J. A New Jersey man whose number was found in the back pocket of one of the perpetrators of last week's fatal attack on a Jewish market has been arrested for illegally possessing a weapon. The number belonged to Ahmed A-Hady, and the address was for a storefront for the pawnshop. (Ed Murray/NJ Advance Media via AP)

Feds: Man whose number found on NJ shooter was selling arms

Dec. 18, 2019 4:38 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A bail hearing for a man whose number was found in the pocket of one of the perpetrators of last week's fatal attack on a Jewish market was halted and abruptly postponed Wednesday after prosecutors said they had evidence he was selling firearms from his pawn shop. No date was...

Jersey City, N.J., Mayor Steven Fulop speaks during a press conference at the scene of a shooting, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Gov, mayor say official who called Jews 'brutes' should quit

Dec. 17, 2019 9:24 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy joined Jersey City's mayor Tuesday in calling for a school board member to quit over comments she made about the shooting at a kosher market, referring to Jews as “brutes” and questioning whether the shooters had a point to make in...

The wife of Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals, Laura Seals, center, receives an American flag during his funeral in Jersey City, N.J., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. The 40-year-old married father of five was killed in a confrontation a week ago with two attackers who then drove to a kosher market and killed three people inside before dying in a lengthy shootout with police. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Thousands honor slain New Jersey detective at funeral

Dec. 17, 2019 6:13 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — As rain poured down Tuesday, thousands of police officers lined the streets of Jersey City to honor a detective killed last week in what officials are calling a domestic terrorism attack that also left three civilians dead. Joseph Seals, a 40-year-old married father of five, was...

This Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 photo shows the family-owned Buy n Sell pawn shop searched by the FBI over the weekend in Keyport, N.J. A New Jersey man whose number was found in the back pocket of one of the perpetrators of last week's fatal attack on a Jewish market has been arrested for illegally possessing a weapon. The number belonged to Ahmed A-Hady, and the address was for a storefront for the pawnshop. (Ed Murray/NJ Advance Media via AP)

Man whose info found on kosher market attacker denied bail

Dec. 16, 2019 6:01 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man whose number was found in the pocket of one of the perpetrators of last week's fatal attack on a Jewish market in New Jersey was denied bail on an unrelated weapons charge Monday, as his attorney termed attempts to connect him to the attacks “ridiculous.” Ahmed...

Robert McClain, right, offers condolences to two Jewish men, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 in Jersey City, N.J. close to the site where three people and two gunmen were shot on Tuesday. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called the incident a

Man whose info found on Jersey shooter nabbed on gun charge

Dec. 15, 2019 2:25 PM EST

KEYPORT, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man whose number was found in the back pocket of one of the perpetrators of last week's fatal attack on a Jewish market has been arrested for illegally possessing a weapon, federal authorities said. Ahmed A-Hady, of Keyport, 35, was charged with being a felon in possession...

People board up the front of a kosher supermarket thats was the site of a gun battle in Jersey City, N.J., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. The two gunmen in a furious firefight that left multiple people dead in Jersey City clearly targeted the Jewish market, the mayor said Wednesday, amid growing suspicions the bloodshed was an anti-Semitic attack. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

FBI recovers van it says may be linked to Jersey City attack

Dec. 14, 2019 3:47 PM EST

ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities have recovered a van that may be connected to the Jersey City shootings that killed four people and are now being investigated as domestic terrorism, the FBI said Saturday. The white van recovered Saturday morning in Orange, New Jersey, about 11 miles (17 kilometers)...