But prosecution again fails to indict squad leaders or the haredi rabbis who control them.
'Chastity squad' youth accused of attacking computer store clerks
Aviad Glickman, Ynet
The prosecution has filed an indictment with Jerusalem's District Court against Shmuel Weisfish, 22, who is a member of the notorious ultra-Orthodox 'chastity squad'.
Weisfish is accused of attacking employees at a computer store in the capitol and threatening to torch the store and murder them. Charges include rioting, blackmail, threat, and aggravated assault and battery.
Just like in the last modesty squad case, Israeli police and state prosecution appear to have found ways to avoid indicting the rabbis who control these modesty squads and the rabbis who lead them.
This is analogous to indicting mafia street thugs and enforces while letting crew leaders and godfathers walk free. Like supporting the Lopez Bill over Markey, it gives a veneer of respectability where no respectability is really to be found.
[Hat Tip: Joel Katz.]