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Jersey City Board of Ed Official, Joan Terrell, Posts Vile Antisemitic Facebook Rant

A member of the Jersey City Board of Education unleashed an antisemitic, conspiracy-laden Facebook rant appearing to justify the shooting rampage there that left a cop and three hostages in a Jewish market dead.

“Where was all this faith and hope when Black homeowners were threatened, intimidated, and harassed by I WANT TO BUY YOUR HOUSE brutes of the jewish community?” Joan Terrell Paige began her screed, which was apparently deleted but captured by the Reagan Battalion conservative outlet.

“They brazenly came on the property of Ward F Black homeowners and waved bags of money,” Paige continued.

Paige was writing in regard to a wild Dec. 10 shootout that began when hate-mongering lovers David N. Anderson and Francine Graham gunned down veteran Jersey City Detective Joseph Seals — laid to rest on Tuesday — after he pulled them over in a stolen van.

The killers, who were black, continued on to a kosher market, where they shot dead three hostages — the owner, a worker and a customer — before cops killed them in an hours-long gun battle.

“If we are going to tell a narrative it should begin with TRUTH not more cover up of the truth,” wrote Paige. “Mr. Anderson and Ms. Graham went directly to the kosher supermarket. I believe they knew they would come out in body bags.

“What is the message they were sending?” she continued. “Are we brave enough to explore the answer to their message? Are we brave enough to stop the assault on the Black communities in America?”

Despite being an elected official, Paige made little effort to hide her identity.

“I am speaking as a private citizen not as an elected member of the Jersey City Board of Education,” she concluded the message. “[T]hese beliefs are mine and mine alone.”

That wasn’t good enough for Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, who tweeted his displeasure.

“My opinion is she should resign,” he wrote. “That type of language has no place in our schools and no place amongst elected officials. Imagine she said this about any other community. [W]hat would the reaction be? The same standard should apply here.”

The school board said Trustee Paige’s comments do not reflect the board’s “outlook or value system.”

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