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Rep. Rothman: FBI Must Pool Resources to Prosecute Fourth Hate Crime Against N.J. Jews in One Month

By Danny Fenster
Rep. Steve Rothman is calling on the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office to pool its resources and solve a rash of crimes targeting New Jersey synagogues.
The fourth hate crime targeting a Jewish synagogue in New Jersey over the past month occurred on Wednesday when Congregation Beth El, in Rutherford, N.J., had an explosive device thrown through the bedroom window of Rabbi Nosson Schuman and his wife, according to a report by the Hudson Reporter. Beth El serves as the Rabbi’s home, a synagogue and a school.

Rothman said the incident is being treated as attempted murder, the paper reported.

“Thank God, the rabbi only suffered burns to one of his hands, but this attack endangered the lives of the rabbi, his wife, his father, and his five children,” Rothman said, according to the paper. “The Federal Bureau of Investigations must investigate this latest attack and the disturbing trend of hate crimes against New Jersey synagogues over the past month.

“This is not Damascus or Baghdad,” he continued. “Residential communities, like those here in New Jersey, should never be attacked. I demand that the FBI and the US Attorney’s Office pool all of their resources … to solve this crime.”

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Comment from fedupgman
Time January 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Hey Steve,
Relax…you’re starting to sound like that wacky senator from across the river–Chuckie Schumer.
After 9/11 Schumer kept whining about why the FBI reduced the number of agents working bank rabbery cases.
Yep, he was incensed that the FBI (with what 12,000 +/- agents worldwide) had the nerve to shift those folks to terrorism after, you guessed it, Congress bashed the FBI for not “connecting the terrorism dots.”
Of course Schumer neglected to explain why it was that the NYPD–with 38,000+ cops–could handle freaking bank robberies on its own.
Sit down and shup up already about the FBI, Rothman, or find another issue to exploit to earn your media coverage.

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