NJ expands terrorism law in response to kosher market attack

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation 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 elimination of “hate in all its forms.” The legislation passed unanimously about a month after the attack that left a Jersey City police detective dead, along with three people inside the market. Authorities have said the attackers expressed hatred of Jews and law enforcement. The new law says terrorism includes crimes aimed at inciting terror against people based on their religion, race or national origin, among other factors.