WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights groups and members of Congress are pressing the Justice Department to renew its investigation of a 1985 office bombing that killed Palestinian-American civil rights leader Alex Odeh (O-day) and injured seven people.
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the NAACP and other civil rights groups have launched a petition campaign asking Justice to further investigate the explosion, which demolished the committee's office in Santa Ana, Calif.
California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez sent a letter to the department in June and is seeking other lawmakers to sign a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. The FBI identified suspects after the attack, but none were ever named or indicted.
NAACP President Ben Jealous said it's "the responsibility of our country" to stand up for those killed while seeking justice.