Statement from Orange County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Michelle Steel on the recent terror attacks in Jersey City

The Following is a statement from Orange County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Michelle Steel on the recent terror attacks in Jersey City:

Deepest Condolences to The Victims of Jersey City Attack

The Jewish people continue to face threats against their community on a regular basis. The attack at a kosher market in Jersey City on December 10 was a blatant act of terrorism against a group of people who have been targeted for their faith time and time again throughout history. We must condemn all forms of antisemitism in America and root out groups that have hostile intentions towards the Jewish people, who are an integral part of the American identity.

The law enforcement officers involved in taking down these terrorists deserve the highest of praise for their bravery and dedication to the safety and security of their communities. These include: The Jersey City Police Department, the ATF, the FBI, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New York City Police Department.

I send my deepest condolences to the victims of this heinous act of terror. I offer my heartfelt prayers to the families and loved ones of Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals, 40, Moshe Deutsch, 24, Leah Minda Ferencz, 33, and Miguel Douglas Rodriguez, 49.

Events like this remind me every day to continue my dedication to the safety and security of Orange County communities. As long as I am a member of this board of supervisors, I will dedicate all my efforts to ensuring that all of our Orange County citizens, especially vulnerable communities, are protected from targeted acts of violence.

This article was released by the Office of Orange County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Michelle Steel.