Letter To the Editor - NY Post 5/1/12

The district attorney would do well to tune in to what grass-roots members of the Orthodox community are saying on the blogs.

In recent weeks, there have been demands for more transparency in Hynes' handling of Orthodox sex-abuse cases and an insistence that he publicize the names of sex offenders who have been convicted or pled guilty.

In the past, commentators tended to give the benefit of the doubt to the alleged perpetrators, rabbinic establishment and district attorney. Thankfully, those days are over.

Jewish parents can only hope and pray that Hynes has the wisdom and courage to make a major policy adjustment. If not, then perhaps it's time for a new top dog.

Asher Lipner