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CONGRESSMAN ELIOT ENGEL ON NEW SQUARE ARSON

Washingto, DC -- The horrific attack in which Aron Rottenberg was burned over 50 percent of his body is a very disturbing event. Justice must be vigorously pursued in this case. The alleged assailant has been arrested and charged. Now it is time for us to step back and let justice pursue its course. It is essential that this crime be thoroughly investigated to determine the extent of culpability. I am confident in our system of justice, but I will be monitoring these events very closely, and if at any time I believe it is going off course, I will not hesitate to speak out and call for further action.The horrific attack in which Aron Rottenberg was burned over 50 percent of his body is a very disturbing event. Justice must be vigorously pursued in this case. The alleged assailant has been arrested and charged. Now it is time for us to step back and let justice pursue its course. It is essential that this crime be thoroughly investigated to determine the extent of culpability. I am confident in our system of justice, but I will be monitoring these events very closely, and if at any time I believe it is going off course, I will not hesitate to speak out and call for further action. No one is above the law. This act must be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

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