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NJ Rec Center WiFi Signal has Racist, Anti-Semitic Name

Police in New Jersey are investigating the racist, anti-Semitic name of a wireless Internet network as a possible bias crime.

The New York Daily News reports that a woman was searching for an Internet signal inside a recreation center in Teaneck on Tuesday when one popped up with the name "F**k All Jews and N*****s."

"When I first saw it, I said, 'Did that say what I thought it said?,'" said the woman, who asked to remain anonymous. “I was shocked, hurt. I felt harassed."

She reported it to officials at the center, who then called police. They were able to track the signal to a wireless router inside the center, and are now looking for the person who named the signal.

Township Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin called it "deeply disturbing."

"It's very disheartening that someone would put that out there. I was very concerned about these things coming to Teaneck," he said, noting recent bias crimes in nearby towns. "We're going to work hard to find out who did it. I don't know if this is organized."

Teaneck is well known for its diversity and its tolerance of varying races and religion.


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