Professor Robin Charlow was quoted in the following Newsday article.
Record exec pleads not guilty in mall fiasco
By Sophia Chang and Keith Herbert
November 21, 2009
A legal expert said more knowledge of Roppo’s involvement with the crowd would explain why he was charged if he was not personally involved in an assault. “If you don’t do something, you normally can’t be charged for not acting. But if you have some kind of legal duty to act, that’s when you could be charged,” said Robin Charlow, criminal and constitutional law professor at Hofstra University.