Oregon’s U.S. legal professional says FBI investigating racist, threatening letters

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Oregon's U.S. attorney says FBI investigating racist, threatening letters

Oregon Northwest

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Billy. J. Williams, U.S. attorney for Oregon District, said federal officials on Monday are investigating racist and threatening letters sent to community leaders and activists in the Portland area.

Here is his full statement:

“We understand that some community leaders and activists in the Portland area have received racist letters in recent months threatening violence against them, their families, or people they know.

“I want to assure the community that the US Attorney’s Office takes these threats very seriously and is working with our partners in the FBI and the US Postal Inspection Service to conduct an active investigation to determine who is responsible for creating and sending these letters to rate.

“We need public help to protect our communities and to protect all Oregonians. To that end, we urge you to submit all information about this and other threats of violence. Tips can be sent direct to the FBI’s Portland office by calling (503) 224-4181 or at tips.fbi.gov. While our investigation is ongoing, we must respectfully decline further comments. “

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