Something very sinister is unraveling right before our very eyes. In a stunning turn of events, in what should have been a slam dunk conviction instead turned into a circus act. Rabbi Yaakov Weiss literally ducked justice, or some would argue it ducked him.
Either way it's deeply insulting that an admitted child abuser cuts a deal sweeter than milk chocolate. And it's highly problematic to have prosecutors sworn to pursue justice pervert it so.
We all know pressure exerted by the Jewish Orthodox community can weigh down the mightiest, but by golly - why here?
The rational explanation to conclude is we're dealing with dirty lawmakers and politicians, who for their own personal gain and ulterior motives are perpetrating these ridiculous outcomes.
Any reasonable mind knows that 9 out of 10 times a person charged with such crimes will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and be required to register as a sex offender. But no - not here. Go figure!
I had to read the Jan. 12 story, "Rabbi takes a plea deal," twice to make sure that what I read the first time was correct. Why did prosecuters agree to a deal that allowed Rabbi Yaakov Weiss to plead guilty without having to register as a sex offender?