WASHINGTON (May. 27)
Sen. John F. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, introduced a bill in the Senate today that would empower the FBI to take action against the perpetrators of dynamite attacks on synagogues and schools.
The Kennedy Bill prohibits the transportation of explosives in interstate commerce or the possession of explosives for use in violation of Federal or State law. He expressed hope that such legislation would permit the FBI to take quick action.
Citing 47 recent bomb outrages, Sen. Kennedy said “the boldness of the conspirators is particularly shocking.” He said there was evidence that the bombings were “part of an interstate conspiracy in which the crime is conceived and planned in one state and carried out in another.”
He said that “if the local authorities are unable to take effective action, the Federal Government should do so.”