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New York - U.S. Communications Agency Considers Helping In Probe Of Jewish Center Threats

Published on: March 1, 2017 04:30 PM
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A police officer stands near The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Whitefish Bay, on Monday after the center was evacuated following a phoned-in bomb threat, the second in recent weeks. (Photo: Rick Wood / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)A police officer stands near The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Whitefish Bay, on Monday after the center was evacuated following a phoned-in bomb threat, the second in recent weeks. (Photo: Rick Wood / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

New York - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Wednesday it was exploring what it could do to help law enforcement track down who has made telephone threats to nearly 100 Jewish Community Centers across the United States in recent months.

Senator Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, on Wednesday urged FCC chairman Ajit Pai to grant a waiver to access phone numbers used to call in threats and “help bring criminals to justice.”

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An FCC spokesman said Pai “is actively exploring what steps the FCC can take quickly to help Jewish Community Centers and law enforcement combat these threats.” He did not say if Pai would grant the waiver.

Schumer’s letter said bomb threats were simultaneously made to JCCs in 11 states on Monday - the fifth wave of threats in the past two months.

The letter noted that the Middletown School District in New York state was inundated last year by phone calls making terrorism threats from anonymous numbers. In that case, then-FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler worked to approve a special waiver to access the caller information of the individuals making the threats, Schumer said.



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 Mar 01, 2017 at 06:50 PM Anonymous Says:

These threats seem extremly bogus. Im afraid its done by Trump haters to garner support from Jews around the world that Trump instigates anti semitism. It all sounds like a big hoax & played in neatly by the fake media. This alone brings on Anti semitism. We should do everything to stop being in the limlight. It doesnt do any good for any jew. Lets go about our daily lives and stop focusing on anti semitism that doesnt exist.

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 Mar 01, 2017 at 08:44 PM Normal Says:

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Anonymous Says:

These threats seem extremly bogus. Im afraid its done by Trump haters to garner support from Jews around the world that Trump instigates anti semitism. It all sounds like a big hoax & played in neatly by the fake media. This alone brings on Anti semitism. We should do everything to stop being in the limlight. It doesnt do any good for any jew. Lets go about our daily lives and stop focusing on anti semitism that doesnt exist.

I think it's done by a group of left handed, black haired, 17 year olds whose birthdays are all in October and who wear glasses and mismatched socks. I prefer my theory to yours. If they have the technology to trace the calls why don't they?

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