Sunday, June 24, 2012
NY Post: Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes finally gets it
Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes — who’s been under fire for years over his questionable handling of child-sex-abuse cases involving the Orthodox Jewish community — has finally seen fit to file charges of witness intimidation.
This is the first time in fully two decades that Hynes has shown the wherewithal to bring a witness-intimidation case involving the politically powerful community.
This, despite the longtime insistence of victim advocates that such intimidation — involving everything from social ostracism in the tight-knit community to bribery to threats of violence — is a key obstacle to prosecuting pedophiles.
Now he’s finally brought charges.
And his latest actions are as welcome as they are overdue.