New Officer in Town
It took him two elections to seal the deal, but Ken Thompson will be Brooklyn’s next district attorney.
After defeating six-term incumbent Charles Hynes Tuesday, Mr. Thompson, a former federal prosecutor, celebrated his stunning victory by vowing to reform stop and frisk and right wrongful convictions.
deja vu all over again
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes conceded to his Democratic rival Ken Thompson–for the second time–tonight, becoming the first sitting district attorney in more than half a century to be voted out of office.
What do a seminal 1990′s sitcom and Ken Thompson’s campaign to become Brooklyn’s next district attorney have in common? Plenty, according to incumbent D.A. Charles Hynes.
District Attorney Tunez
Step aside Joe Lhota, there’s a new musical act in local politics.
Charles Hynes may be facing the electoral fight of his life, but his campaign also seems to be having a good time, celebrating with a new custom reggae tune.
King of Kings County
Nearly 40 supporters of Ken Thompson’s Brooklyn district attorney campaign gathered on the steps of Borough Hall today to demand incumbent Charles Hynes apologize for allegedly accusing Mr. Thompson of being a gun trafficker–which they linked to a larger plot to scare white voters in the November election.
Battle of Brooklyn
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes’s sudden re-election launch got off to an acrimonious start today when supporters of rival Ken Thompson, who defeated Mr. Hynes in the Democratic primary last month, heckled and interrupted the event.
As Mr. Hynes took the podium to announce his general election bid on the Republican and Conservative lines, Thompson backers shoved their way to the front of the crowd while waving bright green signs and screaming, “Hynes must go!”
King of Kings County
“It’s the end of the era.”
A NY1 reporter on the scene put it bluntly as she detailed Charles Hynes’s stunning loss in the Sept. 10 Democratic primary. After 24 years in office, he came up short in his bid for a seventh term. No incumbent Brooklyn district attorney had suffered such a defeat in a century.
They made Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer look like the stars of a buddy cop flick.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and his challenger, former federal prosecutor Ken Thompson, erupted repeatedly at each other at a St. Francis College forum last night, managing to top their furious debate performance Tuesday on NY1.
Peppering his language with words like “hell” and “damn,” Mr. Hynes resembled a cantankerous father scolding an impudent son, dismissing Mr. Thompson as a liar with a flimsy résumé. Mr. Thompson, meanwhile, painted Mr. Hynes as a corrupt product of a political machine completely out of touch with the needs of minority Brooklynites.
Big things are happening at D.A.’s office. This spring, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes will be starring in a new six-part series on CBS, aptly titled “Brooklyn D.A.”
A press release acquired by the Daily News said the show follows “hard-charging prosecutors (with) larger-than-life personalities both inside the courtroom and out. They’re eccentric Read More
In case you're wondering who Lew Fidler is endorsing, he emailed reporters to say:
Not that even my already inflated ego believes that you need to write about this and that it is newsworthy, but i wanted to let you all know that today I am endorsing the following candidates in this years Read More