Normally, in NYC we are used to turnstile justice. We have grown accustomed to criminals getting away with crime.
103 years is an amazing verdict considering cop killers typically get 25 years to life in this state. This verdict is a reaction to the disgusting treatment of the victims family by the Satmar community. Calling a rape victim a whore and threatening their families is disgusting behavior that all of us should be outraged by. A community that protects pedophiles and harasses victims of pedophilia is a sick group that should be reviled by all.
If NY had a functioning adult as governor. the Satmar Rebe would have got an earful. Unfortunately, NY has Andrew Cuomo who is more interested in trying to outdo Obama on gun control and get kudos among the elite national press then governing. Sadly, Michael Bloomberg has not been vocal enough on this issue as well.
Kudos to the Jewish Daily Forward for turning up the heat on sexual abuse in the Ultra Orthodox communities and leading the other media into this story.