Hasidim in Williamsburg are rallying around a well known community activist and (unlicensed) therapist, Rabbi Nechemya Weberman, who is about to go on trial for raping a local hasidic girl from the time she was 12-years-old.
The Daily News has a piece by Simone Weichselbaum on fundraising posters up around Williamsburg backing Nechemya Weberman, who is accused of raping a girl over four years, from the time she was 12 until police were told when she was 16 years old:
“It is very painful,” said the victim’s mother about the street ads up on poles on Bedford and Lee Avenues. “The community has taken his side.”
At least two styles of posters were spotted. The more cartoonish set shows a missile falling onto a crowd of Orthodox Jewish men announcing a danger hitting the neighborhood.
The ads explain Weberman’s innocence by bashing the victim’s story and questioning why she decided [to] talk to the police.
An ad, which promotes a gathering at the Continental Caterers dining hall scheduled for Wednesday, was placed in the Satmar weekly Der Yid, which also ran two articles/ads on the event,.
Here are the street posters followed by that Der Yid ad and those 'articles':