Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof

The report below by Jeane Macintosh,  from the New York Post, may result in an exoneration. If so, it will send shock waves throughout the (Jewish) world. I can’t get my head around it. While we must pursue each and every abuser and encourage the abused to speak up, it seems beyond belief that so many people would seemingly “gang up” to put someone away without any truth to the accusations. Everyone has rights, and at the same time, it is equally not acceptable to issue a guilty plea (bargain) if/when one knows they have been set up.

If someone knows more about this case and can explain to me what the heck happened, please let us know. It’s a potential shrek, really. Fourteen people?

‘Capturing the Friedmans’ convict Jesse Friedman awaits DA’s report that could expose wrongful conviction – 25 years later

Twenty-five years after his controversial Long Island child-molestation conviction, the subject of an Oscar-nominated movie about the controversial case may get an apology from prosecutors.

Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice will soon release a report that could exonerate Jesse Friedman, who spent 13 years in prison after pleading guilty in 1998 to abusing 14 kids in his father’s home-computer class.

The case was chronicled in the 2003 documentary “Capturing the Friedmans.”

The convict has contended all along that he was railroaded into a bogus confession by overzealous cops and prosecutors, and nearly all of the alleged victims have backed him up.

“When we really win this thing, it will hopefully inspire a lot more people,” Friedman told The Village Voice in an interview posted online yesterday.

Friedman has been out of jail since 2001.

Rice ordered the review three years ago — after previously refusing to do so — because new evidence emerged.

Last month, another critical witness broke a quarter-century of silence, walked into Rice’s offices and recanted his accusations.

“I know how much exonerating evidence has been presented to the DA’s office,” Friedman said.

Friedman and his father, Arnold, who taught the classes from the family’s Great Neck home, were charged with the abuse after cops found that kiddie porn was delivered to Arnold at the house.

Additional reporting by Kieran Crowley

Author: pitputim

I've enjoyed being a computer science professor in Melbourne, Australia, as well as band leader/singer for the Schnapps Band. My high schooling was in Chabad and I continued at Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh in Israel and later in life at Machon L'Hora'ah, Yeshivas Halichos Olam.

2 thoughts on “Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof”

  1. Should we not be looking at what Halacha has to say about this?

    I would have thought that the laws of plotting witnesses would be a good starting point.
    When plotting witnesses succeed in getting an innocent person put to death the plotting witnesses go free!!!!!!!!
    Because everything is from Hashem.The wicked witnesses were but Hashems agent but they had a choice.Hashem has many agents & they did not have to agree to be the agents who would do this deed.
    The plotting witnesses will be brought to account by Hashem.

    Had the plot been uncovered before the innocent person was put to death the plotting witnesses would have been punished with death themselves.

    It’s easy to look at things in a calm dispassionate way when it is someone else s life on the line .To be the hapless victim of such witnesses & say gam zu le tova is a bigger ask than I could step up to.


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