The first African-American judge elected to the Brooklyn Surrogate Court—Diana Johnson—was the subject of graffiti found spray painted inside the Brooklyn Courthouse this morning, confirmed a spokesman for Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.
The graffiti, found inside an elevator in the courthouse, referenced Johnson and the n-word, according to two readers.
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It was a split decision yesterday for Brooklyn Democratic County Leader Vito Lopez, who backed one winning judicial candidate (Noach Dear) and one losing judicial candidate (Shawndya Simpson) in yesterday’s primaries.
It was a mixed result in another way, too: Dear was panned by the New York City Bar Association and the Read More
Here's one of the petitions currently circulating throughout Brooklyn, where, as you can tell, a number of judicial races are taking place. A reader who passed it along said the candidate at the bottom of the petition, Diana Johnson, who is running for the Surrogate's Court, is now joined by another "insurgent" against the county-backed Read More
This year’s central battleground between Brooklyn regulars and insurgents, the fight over the Surrogate seat, appeared to have been won by the outsiders’ candidate, Margarita Lopez Torres.
But now the appellate division has reversed a lower court decision, and ordered the opening of about 1,000 more paper ballots that could swing the candidate backed Read More
A couple more names of possible Brooklyn Democratic chiefs have surfaced from our Brooklyn correspondents.
Amazing how many people want what is, perhaps, the worst job in American politics.
Anyway, Assemblyman Vito Lopez is apparently telling people he has 18 of the required 21 votes sewn up. He’s a North Brooklyn powerhouse, but possibly Read More