Make Protection Orthodox: Child Abuse Can’t Continue
Make Protection Orthodox: Child Abuse Can’t Continue

Letter to the Editor - NY Post
May 31, 2012

The Issue: How DA Hynes should deal with cases of child-sex abuse in Brooklyn's Orthodox communities.

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For those who serve Brooklyn's Hasidic community, it comes as no surprise that the city and Brooklyn DA Charles "Joe" Hynes have approached the subject of child abuse with pathetic trepidation.

We see child neglect on a massive scale every day. Local police are told by their superiors not to issue tickets, and firefighters are told not to issue summonses when firetrap schools present a death threat to the youngest residents.

How ironic that these children are barely taught a thing about the country that provides them the freedoms they enjoy. That abuse gets swept under the rug is just par for the course.

Michael Watkins
Brooklyn