Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Justice Served? Jesse Friedman Panel is Taking Two Years for a Ruling
Jesse Friedman Update - I'm writing a case update in two weeks for The Huffington Post. It is now going on two years that a panel was appointed (November 2010) by the Nassau County DA's Office to review this case.
July 2010: Nearly two years after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit took the unusual step of urging a "complete review" of what it suggested could have been the wrongful conviction of an innocent man in a notorious case of mass child molestation, the defendant and his lawyer have become frustrated at what they say is the secretive way in which the Nassau County District Attorney's Office is conducting the probe.
New York Law Journal
Click here for Case Review Panel Members
Click below for my Huffington Post article (August 2010):
"Capturing the Friedmans" Dad was my Unforgettable Teacher: Apply His Classroom Lessons to Set his Son Free by Perry Binder
I don't know if Jesse is innocent, but I do believe he was pressured into accepting a plea deal and his guilt cannot be proven "beyond a reasonable doubt." At the moment, his status as a sex offender is in the hands of prosecutors, who hopefully can apply Arnold Friedman's classroom lessons of compassion, rather than implicate Jesse by default for his father's sins.