April 24, 2012, issue of May 04, 2012.
"Orthodox Abuse Suspects Get Exemption
Brooklyn Prosecutors Deny Request for Identity of Sex Suspects
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."
"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."
Comment: God works in mysterious ways.