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The Nation

Nine adult members of the Black Hebrew Israelites were arrested in New York City and charged with coercing and endangering minors who police said were put on the streets to beg. Five children were removed from two Yahweh Temple homes in Queens, in response to reports of “systematic abuse and exploitation of children” by adults in the sect, Tom McCarthy of the Queens district attorney’s office said. He said six of the adults also face felonious-assault charges.


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