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”

David Greenfield Flips Endorsement to Ken Thompson

Councilman David Greenfield endorsing Ken Thompson.
Councilman David Greenfield endorsing Ken Thompson.

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.

Speaking at a press conference called to herald the occasion, Mr. Greenfield said meetings with Mr. Thompson had changed his mind. Continue reading “David Greenfield Flips Endorsement to Ken Thompson”

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.

Continue reading “Charles Hynes Says Rival’s Campaign ‘Like a Seinfeld Episode’”

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”

Al D’Amato Backs Another Democrat Named Thompson

Democrat Ken Thompson.
Ken Thompson.

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. Continue reading “Al D’Amato Backs Another Democrat Named Thompson”