In Washington on Thursday (15th October) President Nixon signed a new Crime Bill framed to increase the scope of the F.
In Washington on Thursday (15th October) President Nixon signed a new Crime Bill framed to increase the scope of the F.B.I., when dealing with acts of terrorism. The President said this would enable the government to start coping with the high incidents of terrorism which would no longer be tolerated.
Separate sections of the new bill deal with the wave of bombings around the nation, and the long-standing war against organised crime. Measures include the death penalty for anyone convicted of a fatal bombing. It tightens control on the interstate transport of explosives, and permits FBI agents to investigate, and federal attorneys to prosecute bombings and arson at any institution which receives financial help from the government. This would include public schools, colleges, and hospitals.