After blasting Ken Thompson throughout a fiery Democratic primary for Brooklyn district attorney, Councilman David Greenfield reversed course today and endorsed him over his rival, incumbent Charles Hynes.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes, who is continuing to run for re-election despite a bruising primary loss, has poured thousands of dollars into his fellow politicians’ coffers while serving as D.A.–despite a rule barring him from endorsing candidates. Continue reading “Charles Hynes’s Political Giving Under Fire”→
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. Continue reading “Hynes and Thompson Clash in Furious Brooklyn DA Forum”→