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Protecting the innocent

Parashat Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1-24:18)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/protecting_the_innocent_20120216

“You shall not take up a false report” (Exodus 23:2). Steve Leaderman, 38, was on trial this month for failing to disperse, having been arrested on Nov. 30 during the final stand of the Occupy L.A. protest at City Hall Plaza. Tried before a jury, these criminal cases carry up to 100 days in prison and hefty fines.

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