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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin and Twitter

Okay, this is more than a little funny. As part of the utterly doomed campaign to free Sholom Rubashkin, a FriendsofSholom Twitter account has been set up.

On January 29th, the following was Tweeted:

# RT @shdeen: Rabbi urges non-Jews to have 7-14 kids; rabbis demand Sholom Rubashkin be released on bail; Ed Koch doesn't like... http://b ... 9:29 AM Jan 29th from web

Now, the incompletely linked bit.ly post by shdeen does indeed say Rubashkin should be freed before sentencing. But it says it like this:

A number of rabbis traveled to D.C. to demand that Sholom Rubashkin be released on bail as he awaits sentencing on the 86 counts of financial fraud that a federal jury found him guilty of last fall. He might end up with a particularly harsh sentence, 21-27 years in prison, and as a father of ten, that would be seriously hard on his family. And while we’re no fans of felons, Chasidic or otherwise, whatever happened to ankle bracelets? Let the gentleman get some quality time with his family before being gang-raped in the slammer.

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