Wachtler Who Wants a Presidential Pardon From Obama Denies Making Racist Comment

Felon ex-judge Sol Wachtler Arrested for extortion,  racketeering and blackmail Pleaded guilty to threatening  to kidnap a 15-year-old girl

Felon ex-judge Sol Wachtler
Arrested for extortion,
racketeering and blackmail
Pleaded guilty to threatening
to kidnap a 15-year-old girl

BuzzFeed reported about Charles (Joe) Hynes relationship with felon, ex-judge Sol (Solomon) Wachtler. Based on emails they obtained, Hynes was giving Wachtler confidential campaign canvassing reports and Wachtler was offering advice about how to take advantage of the findings. In violation of the law, the DA was using his work email account to conduct his campaign.

It was a friendly relationship where Wachtler jokingly addressed Joe as “Yos,” an abbreviated version of Yosef, the Hebrew or Yiddish equivalent of Joseph.

Kenneth Thompson

Kenneth Thompson

The dynamite revelation was Wachtler emailing Joe and referring to Thompson as a shvartze. In Yiddish, the word can be used non pejoratively, since it is simply the word for a black person. However, when mixed into an English conversation, it is invariably understood as pejorative and racist.

According to BuzzFeed,

A Hynes spokesman, shown the emails in full earlier Saturday, did not contest their authenticity.

But then the campaign took a new tack:

(On Saturday afternoon, Brad Gerstman, another Hynes spokesman, upon seeing the emails in full, stressed that Wachtler is a “friend and not a participant” in the campaign. The alleged use of such a slur, Gerstman said, is “certainly not something [Hynes] condones or would ever use… He might not even be able to tell you what that is.”

Charles Hynes photo by Patrick Cashin / Metropolitan Transportation Authority, 2012

Charles Hynes photo by Patrick Cashin / Metropolitan Transportation Authority, 2012

Yeah, right! A DA who loves tossing around Yiddish words with his ultra orthodox backers does not know one of the ten or so Yiddish words most known by non-Yiddish speakers. Next he will claim never to have shlepped out to Boro Park to complain about Thompson’s chutzpah. Oiy vey!

A few hours ago, the campaign tweeted: “The Re-Elect Charles “Joe” Hynes #BrooklynDA Express is wheels up! Rolling up soon to your area in Brooklyn.” The first person thrown under that bus was Sol Wachtler. According to Gerstman: ““I think his [Hynes’] history regarding race relations is pretty clear and speaks for itself. Sol Wachtler, that may be a different story.”

Obama at Juniors in Brooklyn

Wachtler of course has a different version. He, the convicted extorter, claims he is a victim of someone trying to take advantage of him.

Poor Sol. He managed to get back his law license but he would like a presidential pardon. Being caught tossing out racist epithets is not the best way to appeal to the tender mercies of, dare I say it, a schvartze president. That is not how you go about begging for rachmunis (mercy).

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5 thoughts on “Wachtler Who Wants a Presidential Pardon From Obama Denies Making Racist Comment

  1. Wachtler is a disgraced stalker who resides in a gated community on Long Island. No big surprise that he’d be advising fellow gated community bigot Joe Hynes.

    The Bosses latest stupidity: “That I would seriously allow anyone to use that derogatory term in my presence without condemning them–it’s an outrage,” Mr. Hynes said, claiming a hacker had obtained and altered the emails. “There’s no question that the hacker who hacked into my account substituted those words to embarrass Judge Wachtler and me.”

    The Boss and his Goon Squad have forgotten that the email resides on an ungated government computer server accessible to ALL by FOIL request. Oops. It also resides on AOL’s server (Wachtler). Double oops. And it also resides on Google’s server (Bellacosa). Triple oops.

    The FOIL requests will be honored by the next DA and the truth will be revealed.

  2. Hynes and his campaign have demonstrated that there is no bottom to how low they will go in this election and it is clear they are in bed with those who protect the pedophiles and silence the survivors of abuse:

    1) http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2013/10/enabler-of-pedophiles-rabbi-yisroel-belsky-endorses-charles-j-hynes-567.html

    2) http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2013/10/hynes-yiddish-ads-falsely-claim-satmar-endorsement-234.html

  3. It’s a case of much ado about shvartza. It all started when Jackie Mason cracked that line about David Dinkins in a fancy necktie, so along comes some “putzhead” (to borrow from Al D’Amato) who is trying to promote his new book on Yiddish and he milks the situation to increase sales.

    There really is nothing wrong with uttering the translation for black in any foreign language. These episodes should instead be framed as why did they feel the need to mention what color the subject is. That’s the real issue.

    And I take offense to that old canard bandied about by the Left about gated communities. There is nothing stopping high income minority residents from moving in.

  4. I’m not excusing Wachtler’s statement, however you might not be aware that he is a seriously mentally ill individual. He suffers from bipolar disorder. At the time he was arrested he had been untreated for, well, pretty much his whole life. Again, this doesn’t excuse his prior behavior or his pejorative statement, but it may well explain his behavior. Just because his bipolar disorder is controlled, doesn’t necessarily mean he is free of manic/depressive behaviors.

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