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. Continue reading “Ken Thompson Celebrates a Sweeping Second Victory”
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. Continue reading “Charles Hynes Concedes (Again) to Ken Thompson in Brooklyn DA’s Race”
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. Continue reading “Joe Lhota and Charles Hynes Collide at Russian Rally”
After Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes lost his Democratic primary, his campaign not only soldiered on, it woke up musically as well. Continue reading “Charles Hynes Closing Campaign With Musical Score”
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.
Continue reading “Charles Hynes Says Rival’s Campaign ‘Like a Seinfeld Episode’”
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”
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. Continue reading “Thompson Supporters Accuse Hynes of Exploiting Racial Fears”