Senate Want to Bypass Caller ID Block to Trace Bomb Threat to Jewish Community Center in 11 States
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New Jersey wants to waive caller ID privacy law. On Monday, Feb. 27, simultaneous bomb threat were made to Jewish Community Centers in 11 states, and Schumer wanted to give them ability to track the callers.
Schumer wrote a letter to chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai to request the waiving of caller ID privacy rules, according to Ars Technica. In his letter, Shumer very concerned with the bomb threat to Jewish Community Centers in 11 states, namely Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
The bomb threat has increased concern of the rising antisemitism in United States. Schumer also pointed out this fact in his letter to the FCC.
"Since the beginning of 2017, there have been 69 incidents at 54 JCCs in 27 states, “ Schumer wrote. He also reported there is also one incident in Canada. He also wrote, "Monday’s incident makes this the fifth wave of threats in the past two months."
According to Wayne Allen Root in his column at the FOX News, attack on the Jewish community was initiated before President Trump took the office. It began when the U.S. government under Obama allowed United Nations and its antisemit representative to condemn the state of Israel during his last days of presidency in December last year.
This was the first time in U.S. history, the president and his administration allowed United Nations to deny the legitimacy of the state of Israel, the long time U.S. ally in the Middle East. Afterward, attack to the Jewish Community Center and Jewish cemetery in U.S. has escalated. Senator Schumer also took note of the escalating threat of antisemitism in North America after the United Nation resolution was issued.
Watch the report from ABC News regarding the bomb threats targeted JCCs in 11 states below: