I Know


I am among many who cheer your paper’s courage for writing so favorably about Elsa Newman (“Judaism Behind Bars,” Oct. 25). I’m a former Maryland child protective services worker. I met Elsa before the crime [conspiracy to murder] and was one of at least 13 who reported child sexual abuse [alleged against Elsa’s husband]. I’ve been in Elsa’s lovely and loved home and met her sons. I know all she was doing to change child abuse laws in Maryland at the time the crime occurred. I know Elsa Newman is innocent.

That’s another story that begs to be told.

Margaret Candler

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