ASSEMBLYMAN DOV HIKIND
November 27, 2013
Contact: Yehudah Meth For Immediate Release
HIKIND OUTRAGED AT MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE IN SHOMRIM SHOOTING CASE
‘THE SHOMRIM WERE PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN’
Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is outraged at today’s decision clearing David Flores of all serious charges after Flores shot four Shomrim members in 2010. Flores was charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal use of a fire arm, among other charges but only found guilty of weapon possession.
“It’s beyond comprehension,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “Four unarmed people shot and hospitalized. How was this sick individual not found guilty? How could the DA possible lose this case? Now Flores is out and capable of creating more mayhem? This is our justice system upside down. It’s insane!”
Assemblyman Hikind visited the individuals who were shot while they were hospitalized and praised their efforts in attempting to safeguard the community.
“The Shomrim were protecting our children by trying to prevent this sick animal from doing further harm. What kind of message does 'not guilty' send?"
David Flores, then 35-years-old, had been identified by the Shomrim on Sept. 4, 2011, as acting indecently in front of young children—but when approached by four Shomrim members, Flores pulled a gun and shot at them. Avrohom Kaztow, Motty Pearl, Motty Brauner and Yoily Klein were injured. Flores claimed self-defense.
Flores had nine prior arrests and had previously pled guilty to public lewdness.