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.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes and GOP mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota collided at a Russian rally in Brighton Beach yesterday, where they were both hoping to knit together a coalition of right-leaning immigrant voters.
After Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes lost his Democratic primary, his campaign not only soldiered on, it woke up musically as well.
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.
Elephant in the Room
Republican ex-Senator Al D’Amato has found another Thompson to support in this year’s election cycle: Ken Thompson, the Democratic nominee for Brooklyn district attorney.
Mr. D’Amato, who was a leading fund-raiser for Bill Thompson’s failed mayoral bid, contributed several thousand dollars to Mr. Thompson’s campaign as he faced off in the primary against incumbent District Attorney Charles Hynes.
Mo' Money Mo' Problems
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.
Battle for Brooklyn
Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio railed against Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes today over his decision to run on the Republican and Conservative party lines after losing the Democratic primary, insisting rival Ken Thompson won “fair and square.”