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.
The Failure Of Israeli Police
Published on FailedMessiah.com on January 3, 2012
Israeli police are poorly trained, inefficient and perhaps even corrupt – and never has this been clearer than when Israeli cops "deal" with haredi pedophilia.
Thirty-one days ago I received a call from a friend in Israel. He grew up in a haredi community, learned in yeshivot, and has smicha. He's less haredi now than he was when I saw him last almost ten years ago, but he still has contact with haredim.
His call wasn't social. He needed to report suspected pedophilia to police, and he couldn't find a hotline number or the number of the sex crimes detectives. And he was afraid of dealing with police anyway, because his haredi upbringing had taught him that Israeli police are not safe to deal with.
He asked me if I had any contacts with the police he could call.