WASHINGTON (Mar. 22)
Attorney General William P. Rogers urged a Senate judiciary subcommittee this week-end to approve a bill that would enable the FBI to apprehend fugitives who flee across state lines after bombing synagogues or schools.
Mr. Rogers told the subcommittee that this would serve “as an effective deterrent to the bombing of educational and religious structures.” He said it had the full support of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover “who recognizes that these incidents have confronted local law enforcement officials with difficult investigation and detection problems.”
Pointing out that a hate bombing “is one of the most difficult types of crime to solve,” Mr. Rogers said the Justice Department held a belief that enactment of the proposed bill would “bring home to terrorists involved in these incidents that the matter is one of serious national concern and that whoever is foolish enough to indulge in such lawless action will have to face up to the formidable array of both state and Federal authority.”