Religious Leaders Ask For Homeland Security Funds

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WAS EMAILED TO THE MUSEUM. THE ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE SAYS SINCE JANUARY, THERE HAVE BEEN NEARLY 150 THREATS AGAINST JEWISH INSTITUTIONS. AND THE RECENT RISE IN THREATS IS FORCING RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO INCREASE SECURITY. TONIGHT, WE’RE LEARNING THAT JEWISH INSTITUTIONS UNTIL THE AREA ARE APPLYING FOR AND RECEIVING HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDS. CBS 2’S JENNIFER McLOGAN REPORTS. SADLY, HARD TO BELIEVE, HARD TO BELIEVE, HATRED THIS WE CALL ANTI-SEMITISM IS VIRAL IN 2017. WE HAVE TO STOP IS IT. Reporter: ONE WAY HE SAYS IS BOOSTING SECURITY. WE WERE JUST GRAND $75,000 FROM HOMELAND SECURITY TO HARDEN THE SHELL OF OUR BUILDING. Reporter: SECURITY COMPANIES ON LONG ISLAND ARE GETTING LAST- MINUTE PHONE CALLS. SO THAT HERE WE CAN MODERNIZE THE FACILITIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Reporter: THIS VIDEO SURVEILLANCE COMPANY INTERLOGIC SOLUTIONS IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A $5 MILLION EXPANSION. IT WAS JUST NAMED TO SET UP ITS SMARTPHONE-BASED SYSTEM HERE AT ONE OF THE OLDEST SYNAGOGUES IN THE STATE. THE HUNTINGTON JEWISH CENTER. ALSO JUST RECEIVED A $75,000 FEDERAL GRANT SET ASIDE TO HELP NONPROFITS SAFEGUARD THEIR FACILITIES. EVERYONE PLEASE LOCK DOWN. AND WAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS. [ BEEP, BEEP, BEEP ] ADDITIONALLY WHY THAT’S HAPPENING, ALL THE CAMERAS BECOME ACTIVITY ON THE SCREEN. AND NOW WE CAN SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH FIRST RESPONDERS WHILE THAT’S HAPPENING. WE HAVE PUT A BILL TOGETHER BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE TO LOOK AT WHAT WE’RE SEEING ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ACROSS THE STATE, WHERE THESE ACTS OF VANDALISM AND VIOLENCE. Reporter: THE MID-ISLAND JCC HAD A BOMB THREAT CALLED IN LAST WEEK AND IS EAGER TO CONTACT HOMELAND SECURITY. THEY HAVE MADE FUNDS AVAILABLE TO ORGANIZATIONS ALL OVER NEW YORK STATE FOR EXTRA SECURITY. WE ARE GOING TO BE WRITING FOR IT AS WELL AS THE COMPETENT IT IS IS GOING TO BE FIERCE THIS YEAR. Reporter: FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP STOP THREATS, VANDALISM AND DESECRATION AT RELIGIOUS SITES. THE URBAN AREAS SECURITY INITIATIVE WHICH IS HOW FUNDING IS DRIVEN TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK NASSAU COUNTY SUFFOLK COUNTY AND THAT’S GOING TO BE THE VEHICLE BY WHICH YOU WOULD PUT GRANTS IN TO DO SPECIFIC THINGS. Reporter: THIS SURVEILLANCE COMPANY HAS A GRANT WRITER TO HELP RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS APPLY FOR THOSE TAXPAYER FUNDED DOLLARS. ON LONG ISLAND, JENNIFER MCLOGAN, CBS 2 NEWS.

 

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