Police have identified the two suspects killed inside the Jersey City Kosher Supermarket on Tuesday as David Anderson and Francine Graham. Anderson was a follower of the Black Hebrew Israelites, a black supremacist hate group known for its strong antisemitic beliefs. The pair of suspects were also named the prime suspects in the beating death of Michael Rumberger, whose body was found inside the trunk of a car. A group of Black Hebrew Israelites was captured on video in January taunting the Covington High School students with racist and homophobic remarks.
The Jersey City Kosher Supermarket is a popular market among Hasidic Jews in Jersey City and the attack has left the local Hasidic community in mourning. Police have been slow in determining a motive behind the shooting that left six people dead -- including one police officer, three shoppers and the two suspects -- despite the fact that at least one of the suspects made antisemitic posts on social media and the shooters left behind a manifesto in their stolen vehicle. According to The New York Times, the "manifesto-style document ... was rambling and gave no clear motivation for the attack," an official said.
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said surveillance video makes it clear that the suspects targeted the kosher market and characterized the attack as a hate crime committed against Jews.
A group of Black Hebrew Israelites was given national exposure by the mainstream media in January when the black supremacist group began making racist and homophobic comments, as well as threats, to a group of students from the Covington Catholic School in Kentucky.
"You little dirty a** crackers," the Black Hebrew Israelites taunted the kids. "Your day coming. Your day coming."
The abuse towards the Catholic school children continued for more than an hour. The media decided the Catholic school children were the real monsters because one student appeared to "smirk" as a Native American activist approached the group of children while loudly banging on a drum.
Unlike the "motive" behind the Covington boy's so-called smirk, the media are taking their time in determining the motive behind the attack on the Kosher Supermarket that was just committed by a known antisemite with ties to a black nationalist hate group.