District Attorney Charles Hynes Has a Reggae Song

Charles Hynes may have looked like this if he sung along. (Photo compilation: Getty Images/Facebook)
Charles Hynes may have looked like this if he joined in. (Photo compilation: Getty Images/Facebook)

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. Continue reading “District Attorney Charles Hynes Has a Reggae Song”

Protesters Crash Joe Hynes Re-Election Launch

Charles Hynes and Ken Thompson supporters clash at Brooklyn Borough Hall.
Charles Hynes and Ken Thompson supporters clash at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

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.

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Ken Thompson Forges an Upset Victory in Brooklyn

Ken Thompson's campaign kickoff. (Photo: KenThompson4DA.com)
Ken Thompson’s campaign kickoff. (Photo: KenThompson4DA.com)

“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. Continue reading “Ken Thompson Forges an Upset Victory in Brooklyn”

Brooklyn D.A. Candidate Busts Out His Celebrity Endorsements

The Wire star Jamie Hector in a video supporting Ken Thompson.
The Wire star Jamie Hector in a video supporting Ken Thompson.

A notorious kingpin of the Baltimore drug trade wants to sway your vote in the Brooklyn district attorney’s race.

Well, at least the actor who plays one on television.

Stars of The Wire, Law & Order and Lights Out appear in a new video touting candidate Ken Thompson and urging voters to reject longtime incumbent Charles Hynes.

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Aggressive Anti-Charles Hynes Mail Hits the Streets

A new anti-Charles Hynes mailer is being unleashed.
A new anti-Charles Hynes mailer is being unleashed.

Is that the bogeyman peeking out from behind the shuttered blinds? No, that’s Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, lurking in the shadows.

The latest literature from Mr. Hynes’s challenger, Ken Thompson, digs deep at the long-time incumbent, portraying him as a shady interloper who can’t keep Brooklynites safe.

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Hikind Blasts Greenfield for ‘Disgusting Lies’ and ‘Unconscionable Gutter Politics’ in Brooklyn D.A.’s Race

Ken Thompson with Assemblyman Dov Hikind. (Photo: Thompson campaign)
Ken Thompson with Assemblyman Dov Hikind. (Photo: Thompson campaign)

The Brooklyn district attorney’s race is escalating rather quickly in Boro Park.

Councilman David Greenfield and Assemblyman Dov Hikind, Orthodox Jewish surrogates for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and challenger Ken Thompson respectively, traded blows today after Mr. Greenfield said at a recent press conference that Mr. Thompson vowed to “target the Jewish community” for prosecution.

Mr. Hikind, no fan of Mr. Greenfield, was not amused.  Continue reading “Hikind Blasts Greenfield for ‘Disgusting Lies’ and ‘Unconscionable Gutter Politics’ in Brooklyn D.A.’s Race”

Abe George Drops Out of Brooklyn D.A. Race and Endorses Ken Thompson

Abe George. (Photo: George Campaign)
Abe George. (Photo: George Campaign)

Abe George announced today that he would drop out of the race for Brooklyn district attorney, hoping to pave a path to victory for a former rival in his battle against incumbent Charles Hynes.

Mr. George, a spunky former prosecutor in the Manhattan D.A.’s office, said he was leaving the race to consolidate the “anti-Hynes” vote and give attorney Kenneth Thompson a better chance of victory.  Continue reading “Abe George Drops Out of Brooklyn D.A. Race and Endorses Ken Thompson”