Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Eda Haredit raises money to sue police


Eda Haredit members are fighting back against a recent wave of police arrests. The extreme ultra-Orthodox faction decided in recent days to step up its battle, and has begun filing personal lawsuits against police officers.

As a start, the faction allotted a budget of $20,000 for the legal struggle, which is aimed at deterring the police from "harassing" its members.


According to an Eda Haredit source, in recent months the police have decided to "hit everyone affiliated with the faction with all their might".[...]

5 comments :

  1. Recipients and PublicityFebruary 8, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    The Eidah should be commended for taking this important legal step!!!

    This is important news. It is a great leap forward.

    It means that by pursuing more conventional and normative legal means a more humanized civilized (by anyone's definition) and secheldikka ("thoughtful") and derech eretzdikka ("good charactered") manner of dealing with differences is being adopted by the top echelons of the Eidah rather than allowing the wild near-barbaric running around like wild animals on the streets spitting, throwing rocks, burning garbage, cursing and breaking windows etc, and giving intended or unintended "winks and nods" for troublemakers to create havoc on the ground.

    Perhaps some Charedim may even be encouraged to go on and study to become fully fledged attorneys and lawyers in Israel. In America, there are many Charedi Jews who are lawyers, although they are mostly from the Litvish Yeshivisha velt, but many have Boro Park roots and Chasidisha relatives.

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  2. Eidah has consistently condemned anti Torah behavior.

    Rav Moshe Sternbuch does not condone anti Torah behavior.

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  3. Hmmm, so they're raising money, presumably in the currency of the state they don't recognize, to be able to afford lawyers for the court system of the state they don't recognize, to attack police officers upholding the laws of the country they don't recognize.
    Ah yes, the old saying "The food might not be kosher but the money always is!"

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  4. The last paragraph says the money will also go for arrested protestors. I'm curious which types of protestors will be eligible. If someone violates a future new law agains dressing a little kid up in an Auschwitz costume? I sure hope not.

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  5. Mighty Garnel Ironheart said...
    ...Ah yes, the old saying "The food might not be kosher but the money always is!"


    Do you have a better way to stop them from being arrested and held until a sane judge releases them for lack of anything even resembling evidence?

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