Shaul Spitzer, the butler of the Skvere Rebbe, is due in court today. Spitzer was caught by Aron Rottenberg allegedly trying to set fire to Rottenberg's home as the Rottenberg family slept inside. Rottenberg received third degree burns over more than half of his body, and Spitzer's hands were seriously burned, as the two fought.
So far, only Shaul Spitzer has been charged in the attack, even though there is evidence several other men helped him carry it out, and that all of these men were acting on orders from Skvere hasidic leadership – including the Skvere Rebbe – to force Rottenberg to move out of New Square. because Rottenberg chose not to pray in New Square's synagogue headed by the Skvere Rebbe.
The case is clearly a federal civil rights case and the FBI "shadowed" Ramapo cops' "investigation" – and investigation a source very close to Ramapo police told me has been corrupted.
My source told me two months ago that the FBI presence in New Square was only window dressing, and that Ramapo cops and politicians knew it.
So far the federal government seems content to allow the corrupt politics and politicians of Ramapo, beholden to the bloc votes from New Square and its rebbe, to take its course.
Shaul Spitzer did not act alone, and he did not act in a vacuum.
Justice will not be served if he is prosecuted as if he did, and justice will not be served if the federal government remains silent.