But they ultimately are still crimes that need to be fully adjudicated in the sunlight.
Hynes’ “no one gives a damn about victims” whining isn’t helpful.
It encourages victimization, for one thing.
As a prosecutor, he’s not supposed to be focusing on only the victim (or on one community’s concerns). Crimes are offenses against society — the broad public.
That’s why criminal charges are brought in the name of “The People of the State of New York.”
Moreover, refusing to identify individuals who have been arrested has serious civil-liberties implications.