NY- Victims slam judge & Hasidic 'thug' brothers
These thugs belong behind bars. Shame on them for trying to intimidate a sex crime victim and help a predator stay out of jail.
Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun had a chance to send a strong signal to those who obstruct justice. But he blew it. We hope he feels guilt the next time he hears or reads about another person who actively tries to prevent the prosecution of a predator. And we hope he levies tougher punishment next time on those who try to silence crime victims.
There are two silver linings here. First is the courage of Nechemya Weberman’s victim and her husband Hershy Deutsch. Both of them are heroes.
Second is the wisdom and determination of Brooklyn prosecutors who fought hard for jail time for the Bergers. We applaud them for trying to get the maximum penalty for these mean-spirited men.
We hope the Hasidic community will ostracize Jacob, Joseph and Hertzka Berger. We also hope that the brothers take clear and public steps to show remorse for their hateful actions.
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.