Brooklyn, NY – Orthodox Jews charged with child sex abuse in Brooklyn should have their identities protected because of the community’s “tight-knit and insular” nature, prosecutors claim in a remarkable response to demands for information about the cases.
No Names of Orthodox: Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says the ‘tight-knit’ nature of the Orthodox community makes it impossible to disclose the identities of abuse suspects without also identifying their victims.
Rejecting a Forward request under the state’s Freedom of Information Law, the Brooklyn district attorney made the startling claim that Orthodox Jews deserve a blanket exemption from the usual public disclosure rules. Prosecutors claimed that Orthodox Jews are “unique” in that releasing the names of suspects would allow others in the community to identify their victims.
“The circumstances here are unique,” Assistant District Attorney Morgan Dennehy wrote in an April 16 letter to the Forward. “Because all of the requested defendant names relate to Hasidic men who are alleged to have committed sex crimes against Hasidic victims within a very tight-knit and insular Brooklyn community, there is a significant danger that the disclosure of the defendants’ names would lead members of that community to discern the identities of the victims.”
In other news…… jews get around you knooow?
Rare mosaic vandalized in Valley of Elah
Mosaic wall dating back to 563 AD shattered to pieces by anonymous assailants. Initial investigation suggests extremist haredi elements behind act
Yair Altman • Ynet
A rare mosaic from the Byzantine era was vandalized this week in Khirbet Hanut, located in the Valley of Elah. Initial estimates suggest that extremist haredi elements may have been behind the act.
The mosaic, which dates back to 563 AD, was discovered during excavations in 1986. It has an inscription written by a head of a monastery that was active during the inception of Christianity.
According to an initial investigation, anonymous assailants arrived at the site and shattered the mosaic, scattering the pieces around the site.
The culprits also sprayed a slogan on the wall nearby, reading: “The magnitude of destruction equals the magnitude of desecration.”
Tomer Zacks, a tour guide who witnessed the destruction, told Ynet: “This is not the first time I witness the vandalism of antiquities by extremist haredi sects around this area. Six months ago I saw a similar act in Hirbat Madres. I think the two incidents may be connected.”
Zacks added that he just saw the mosaic on Sunday, and when he came back for the second time this week he was shocked to discover that nothing was left of it. “Antiquities Authority supervisors had just finished collecting 23 bags full of the shattered pieces and told me that there is no budget to reconstruct it,” he said.
“This is shocking,” Zacks noted, “This mosaic survived 1,500 years. I was always scared something like this would happen because it was completely exposed, but visitors always respected the place.”
~Jews are destroying all evidence of their own lying identity. Today its the Haredi, tomorrow it’s the Ashkenazi’s, the next day it’s a Peruvian Jew, a Jew impersonating a Rabbi and on and on and on.
Baltimore, MD – A judge has denied a motion to throw out photos used to identify one of two brothers accused of beating a black teenager while patrolling for a Jewish neighborhood watch.
An attorney for Eliyahu Werdesheim argued Tuesday that the photo of his client was so different from others presented as to suggest which one the teen should choose. The judge heard from detectives and the teenager, who said he picked the photo “because it was true,” before denying the motion.
Attorneys for Eliyahu and Avi Werdesheim, who are charged with beating the teen on Nov. 19, 2010, told the judge they may withdraw a motion to move the trial because of coverage comparing their case to the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida and opt instead for a bench trial.