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    Busing to Philly

    Close to a hundred Crown Heights residents left at 7am this morning, by bus and private cars, to the A. Byrne Federal Courthouse in Philadelphia, where Moshe Rubashkin and son Sholom Rubashkin will be sentenced today in the case of illegal storage of hazardous waste in their textiles company. Comments

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    He pleaded Guilty
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    He pleaded Guilty

    He pleaded guilty so he is admidtedly guilty of the crime.

    What a Chilul Hashem when frum yidden come out “In Support Of Crime”

    nice to see chassidim together
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    nice to see chassidim together

    chassidim ain mishpacha

    guilty or not guilty
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    guilty or not guilty

    he and his family have done soooo much chesed that they deserve a good life out of the cell

    To #1
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    To #1

    Family must always stand by eachothers side. Even if they are guilty, which I have no idea of the facts, we, as their chassidishe brothers and sisters must stand by their side. If your family member was being charged of murder which you knew he was guilty, you would also stand by his side. Not encouraging his actions, ratehr giving him koichois to live through the hell he created for himself. Why do we go and visit Jews in prison, even when we KNOW THEY ARE GUILTY, but when our own community leader is charged we can’t support him?! Shame… Read more »

    keep us posted
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    keep us posted

    we’re all thinking of you!

    to #1
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    to #1

    i guess you think people should lie? on yom kippur did you not say ahl chet becuase you did no sins? his family (fellow jews) are not supporting crime. they are showing support of a human, who acknowledges a mistake he made. they are showing support and asking that in view of all the good he does, he be spared strong punishment, and is granted forgiveness. in god’s world there are few sins that require cutting off one’s brother from oneself. in your world, perhaps every transgression deserves disowning the “criminal”. in that case i’m sure you mete out such… Read more »

    an insult to the intelligence
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    an insult to the intelligence

    think it is an insult to the intelligence of the Honorary Judge James Noah Gardner, if we are going to BOMBARD the court room just to “IMPRESS” the Judge (that we are all criminals and so hold each others hand) and condone crime. That is an insult to Judge James Noah Gardner, if you think you can FORCE the honorary Judge James Noah Gardner, to “twist arms” to influence Judicial Opinion based on a SHOW OF FORCE by the masses. I feel that the honorary Judge James Noah Gardner, is fully capable of deciding the RIGHT THING, without being bombarded… Read more »

    TO #7 you do not understand sentencing
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    TO #7 you do not understand sentencing

    BH Bemchilas Kevod Torascho: When a judge hands down a sentence to someone who has either been found guilty of a crime or has pleaded guilty to a crime, he or she has a great deal of latitude. He can choose how long or short the sentence, probation, house arrest, community service or a combination of the above. All of this is done within certain semtemcing guidelines attached to the crime(s) committed. The judge tends to take into account things like: family, community involvement, charity, how the person is preceived, etc. That is why lots of people come, to give… Read more »

    to # 7
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    to # 7

    in addition to #8, a common or experienced criminal can not easily get 100 people come to court, let alone vouch for his do-good track record.

    the judge may take into accout this ability as possible indication that the accused is more than just the crime on the table

    to #1 the hater and bitter soul, g-d help you!
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    to #1 the hater and bitter soul, g-d help you!

    to #1 Whats he so guilty off, leaving some “illegal storage of hazardous waste”? is that why he should be found guilty BY YOU!. He should have handled it better, thats forsure. But did he hurt anybody? Did he steal from anybody? Is he a criminal? Do you go to the police and admit that you passed a red light and that you would like a ticket (i mean. according to you, you are guilty).? I have a Uncle who also almost got in big trouble for the same thing, B”H he took care of it, does that make him… Read more »

    to all those who say you do the crime you do the time
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    to all those who say you do the crime you do the time

    i would like to see you sit in jail for one day

    Levels of "guilty"
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    Levels of "guilty"

    To #1: There are many levels of guilt. The fact that they pleaded “guilty” to actually having hazmats there does not tell you anything about how it got there, whose fault it was, whether or not they had a permit (numerous storage facilities and companies have hazmats), under whose ownership it was, or any other determining factor. Pleading guilty does not necessarily indicate commission of a crime or criminal intent. According to the American legal system we assume innocence until proven guilty. More to the point, however, is my opinion that we support the Rubashkins because we know them to… Read more »

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