Thursday, December 22, 2005

Yehudah Shain: police unaccountable

Tri-Town News:

..Rabbi Yehuda Shain spoke about the incident several days after the orthodox Jewish community protested Bursztyn’s arrest.
“Believe me, many times the people who get the ticket are wrong, but just as often the police officer oversteps his boundaries,” Shain said in June. “Most people don’t want to file anything with Internal Affairs because they don’t feel they are going to get any place. We get calls every day because of the problems we get. The police department feels they don’t have to answer to anybody and can do whatever they want.”
At several Lakewood Township Committee meetings held after the incident, non-orthodox Jewish residents said orthodox Jews did not respect the authority of police officers, such as Menck, who were just doing their job...
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 3:39 PM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to have a CIVILIAN REVIEW BOARD for the Lakewood Police Dept.
which has been done in many cities around the Country.

7:07 PM  
Blogger מרן ראש הישיבה שליט"א said...

רב יודל חזק ואמץ

10:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good idea, except that in Lakewood, who will be the civilians on the board? The ones backed by the yeshiva, so we're back where we started from.

10:36 AM  

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