By Murray Weiss, DNAinfo.com June 21, 2012
BROOKLYN — Four men were arrested Thursday morning for allegedly offering a $500,000 bribe to a sexually abused teenager to get her to drop charges against a popular Orthodox community counselor who is presently on trial in Brooklyn.
In Brooklyn, a Jewish woman sits in the back of the bus.
The ultra-Orthodox have pushed for segregated transportation.
A Jewish civil war
We need to confront the rise of ultra-Orthodox extremists in Israel and NYC or risk being hijacked by their agenda
By BEN HIRSCH- New York Post January 21, 2012
In recent years, in large part due to blogs and grassroots activism, strictly Orthodox victims have begun speaking out. The Jewish Week investigated Hynes’ treatment of Orthodox abuse cases, calling him to account in a 2008 editorial titled “The Reluctant DA” for “a stance ranging from passive to weak willed.”
Recently, Hynes’ office seems to have been more aggressive, telling reporters he has arrested 85 Orthodox sex abusers since 2009. However, the fact that only 14 were sentenced to some jail time — and a shocking 24 have simply walked free, some, by the DAs own admission, because of intimidation — speaks to a serious problem, and one for which both the DA and the rabbinic leadership are at fault. READ MORE