Report: Agudath Israel Opposes in Part Brooklyn DA’s Refusal to Identify

Rabbi David Zwiebel, who is Agudath’s executive vice president and a legal  expert, said that a policy of withholding names of perpetrators should not be “across the board” in any community, according to Agudath spokesman Rabbi Avi  Shafran. Instead, Zwiebel believes that the release of defendants’ names should be  evaluated on “a case-by-case basis,” Shafran said. Although Brooklyn District Attorney Hynes has long resisted requests to  identify Orthodox sex suspects, the letter is believed to represent the first  time his office spelled out why it specifically singled them out for  preferential treatment. – Forward

04/26/2012 3:20 PM by JPUpdates Staff

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