The TriTown News writes about what appears to be the truth behind the newest charges against the Lakewood poice officer who arrested Rabbi Bursztyn seven months ago:
A third possibility, and the one to which we are leaning, is that having seen the incident that involved Menck in June, someone is watching his actions very carefully and looking for a way to cause the officer public embarrassment and to bring pressure to bear on him. The news of the Robinson affair is interesting but strikes us as a bit too convenient.
As I clearly demonstrated, the "someone" referred to by the TriTown News are Lakewood haredi leaders. As for the newest case against the police officer, all known facts support his version of events and refute every version Robinson's ever-changing story.
The only just ending to this story will be for indictments to be filed against the haredi leaders who have worked so hard to smear Officer Menck. But will that happen?
Lakewood's new mayor is haredi, and the township council itself does not want to stir up more trouble. If the council backs down, Officer Menck will be left in a situation where he will have to watch his back everytime he does his job, always fearing new, trumped up charges against him. No one can work under conditions like that for long. Haredim are counting on that, engineering the day when Officer Menck will leave Lakewood, hoping to leave haredi harrasment behind. Haredim will view this destruction of an innocent man as a victory. The rest of us should view it for what it really is – sickening behavior from medieval thugs.