Plaintiffs repeatedly asked New York City to enforce the law and stop the unsanitary and often cruel chicken slaughter-cum-haredi-ritual known as kapparot (kaporos) from being held on public streets and sidewalks. The city refused, despite more than ample evidence of animal cruelty and dangers to public health. But a Manhattan judge known in the legal community for her bizarre decisions ruled the city doesn't have to enforce the law. Now you can read her reasons for saying so.
Above: Judge Debra James
A choice part of the ruling is where Judge Debra James says the plaintiffs brought no proof they had called 911 to report the crimes they saw.
But in some of those cases, especially in Crown Heights, police were standing right there when the crimes took place, and they did nothing to stop them. And plaintiffs repeatedly asked the city to enforce the law but the city refused to do so.
Another choice section involves Judge James' understanding of what constitutes a public nuisance.
At any rate, please right click to read in a new browser window or tab, or left click to download:
[Hat Tip: Sfek-Sfeika.]