New Jersey Mass Shooters Linked To 'Black Hebrew Israelite' Extremist Group

New Jersey Mass Shooters Linked To 'Black Hebrew Israelite' Extremist Group
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The two shooters behind Tuesday's brutal shooting ramage in New Jersey have been identified as David Anderson and Francine Graham, with several sources confirming that Grahamn was a former member of the radical group the Black Hebrew Israelities. 

As NBC New York reports:

The two people who stormed a kosher grocery store in Jersey City with rifles, killing three people inside and also murdering a veteran detective, have been identified as David Anderson and Francine Graham, four law enforcement sources familiar with the case tell News 4.

Three sources say Anderson 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. There was a note with religious writings in the U-Haul he and Graham allegedly drove to the scene, but a motive -- including any alleged nexus to hate or terror remains under active investigation, officials say.

Law enforcement sources had no immediate details on Graham, but a neighbor tells News 4 she lived near him for years. The neighbor described Graham as a former home health aide in Manhattan who met Anderson after she got hurt at work and quit; he says Graham turned into a "dark person" after they met.

The neighbor also claims Graham was coerced into a militant religion he could not identify; chanting and reading of the New Testament, translated into "evil," could be heard from her home, he said. A year ago, the neighbor says Graham stopped paying her condo fees and left. Jersey City tells News 4 the mortgage was assumed by a bank in November 2018.


The Black Hebrew Israelities were one of the main groups behind the notorious case involving the so-called 'covington kids,' after they taunted and harrassed the Trump supporting teens:

 Source: American Action News
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