Arrest made in probe of bomb threats to US Jewish groups
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 03, 2017,
Mar 03, 2017, 18:54
In one incident on February 22, the ADL received an email alleging that the ex-girlfriend was "behind the bomb threats against jews", and that the would be "making more bomb threats tomorrow".
"I really don't know what that means, or why he said that", Shapiro said.
On Monday, Jewish community centers and schools in 11 states were evacuated because of bomb threats. I am relieved that the threat of a bomb was just that, and that no one was injured or put in a life-threatening situation.
Miller wants community leaders and elected officials, including President Trump to speak out loudly against a rash of bomb threats and vandalism at Jewish centers and cemeteries over the past few weeks.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro told reporters Tuesday that Trump expressed horror at the situation but also appeared to suggest that it might not be anti-Semitism and that it could be "the reverse", according to reports from the BillyPenn and BuzzFeed.
The ADL tweeted Friday morning that they had been contacted by the FBI, New York State Police, and the NYPD and told that an arrest had been made "in bomb threats against ADL; several other Jewish communities".
The alleged remarks are the latest in a series of odd statements that Trump has made in response to questions about an apparent wave of anti-Semitic and racist incidents.
According to the Post-Gazette, Shapiro said Trump believed "Someone's doing it to make others look bad".
Cuomo said Jewish centers in Tarrytown, Staten Island, New Rochelle and Plainview, Long Island were targeted with bomb threats on Monday. The FBI and the Justice Department's civil rights division launched an investigation.
Members of the JCC youth group said it's not surprising, but it's still scary.
Police said on Sunday about 100 headstones had been toppled at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, about a week after a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis was vandalized.
His campaign past year drew the support of white supremacists and other right-wing groups, despite Trump's disavowals of them. "We will continue to pursue those who pedal fear, making false claims about serious crimes". Further details of the arrest were not immediately available.