Outgoing Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes and New York City Councilman David Greenfield campaigning on Tuesday, election day, with a large campaign ad showing Hynes with the Munkatcher Rebbe, the haredi go-to person to prevent Jews from being sentenced to prison or to get them out if already sentenced. "He [Hynes] helped us, he helps us, and he will help us some more," the ad reads. If you're an arrested (or even a convicted) pedophile, the Munkatcher Rebbe is the man who helps you stay out of prison, and that is well known in the haredi community – and in the DA's office.
Originally published at 11:23 pm CDT 9-11-2013
The text of the ad reads, "When a Jew is arrested, to whom do you go [for help]? [Text on the picture of the Munkatcher Rebbe:] To Jewish leaders who act on behalf of the Jewish community. [Text on Hynes' picture:] He helped us, he helps us, and he will help us some more. [Text at bottom:] Vote for Charles Hynes for District Attorney, strong-fair, 6 Tishrei, Tuesday Sept. 10: