Ken Thompson Celebrates a Sweeping Second Victory

Ken Thompson addressing his supporters tonight.
Ken Thompson addressing his supporters tonight.

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”

Charles Hynes Concedes (Again) to Ken Thompson in Brooklyn DA’s Race

DA Charles Hynes conceding tonight.
DA Charles Hynes conceding tonight.

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”

Joe Lhota and Charles Hynes Collide at Russian Rally

Joe Lhota and Charles Hynes on the Brighton Beach boardwalk.
Joe Lhota and Charles Hynes on the Brighton Beach boardwalk.

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”

Charles Hynes Says Rival’s Campaign ‘Like a Seinfeld Episode’

Charles Hynes this morning.
Charles Hynes this morning.

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.

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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”

Thompson Supporters Accuse Hynes of Exploiting Racial Fears

Ken Thompson supporters at today's press conference.
Ken Thompson supporters at today’s press conference.

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”