Kol Tzedek

Brooklyn D.A. Releases Names Of Sex Offenders In Orthodox Community

07/23/2013
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Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes released the names of 46 child sex offenders from the New York borough’s Orthodox community.

Hynes Credits Task Force For Intimidation Crackdown

07/18/2012
Assistant Managing Editor

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes is weighing charges in as many as four more cases of possible intimidation of Orthodox sexual abuse victims as a result of a newly formed task force, he told The Jewish Week.

And he reiterated a warning, first made in May, that rabbis who “cross the line” and discourage people from taking complaints to authorities may be charged with obstructing governmental administration.

Charles Hynes: Says he believed Kol Tzedek was reducing intimidation until recently.

Few Politicians Will Challenge Hynes On Kol Tzedek Secrecy

State and local officials won’t say if DA’s stance on abuse perps is legit.

05/15/2012
Assistant Managing Editor

With increased scrutiny on the handling of sex-abuse cases involving members of Brooklyn’s Orthodox community, some elected officials are beginning to take a stand on practices tied to District Attorney Charles J. Hynes.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the leading candidates to succeed him last week called on Hynes to discourage rabbis from screening abuse allegations before they are reported to the authorities.

The statements came after The New York Times joined many other media in detailing instances where alleged victims were intimidated within their community.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind is virtually alone in calling on Brooklyn DA to release Kol Tzedek list.

Verdict Not In On Hynes

05/08/2012
Editorial

In recent months there has been much reporting in the Jewish and mainstream media on the Brooklyn district attorney’s claims of success in bringing charges against and prosecuting Orthodox sex offenders.

Brooklyn DA, In Shift, Opens Window On Abusers’ Names

Won’t release Kol Tzedek names directly; charges of favored treatment of Orthodox community defendants.

04/24/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

While Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes has repeatedly refused to divulge names of Orthodox child molesters charged or prosecuted though his office’s confidential Kol Tzedek hotline, a spokesman for the DA this week told The Jewish Week that, if presented with a name obtained through other means, his office would confirm whether the individual was reported through Kol Tzedek.

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes: Apparent policy change.
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