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Charles Hynes

Justice Still Denied: The Killing of Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr.

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 08.17.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

The toy rifle that little Naquan had that night, which was perfectly legal and could be bought at any toy store in 1994, had bright orange coloring and was not shown by Hynes. Recently, in a case eerily similar to the Heyward shooting, a judge recommended that charges be brought against the Cleveland police officer that shot and killed 12 year old Tamir Rice.

Exonerated Man Dies Days Before 124 Million Dollar Lawsuit

Anthony Papa | Posted 11.23.2014 | New York
Anthony Papa

William Lopez dreamt he would one day live the American Dream, despite the 24 years he spent in prison wrongly convicted of a murder he did not commit. His dream ended this weekend when he suddenly died from complications of an asthma attack.

The Central Park $40 Million

Thea Johnson | Posted 08.27.2014 | Crime
Thea Johnson

The payoff for the rest of us will come if the very expensive lessons learned from the case prevent this kind of injustice from happening again.

REPORT: Ex-Brooklyn DA May Have Misused Public Funds

Reuters | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK, June 2 (Reuters) - An investigation into former six-term Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes found his office spent more than $200,00...

For Charles Hynes, A Troubled Last Term, And A Trail Of Lingering Questions

ProPublica | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

By Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica, Dec. 30, 2013, 10:16 a.m.By the spring of 2009, Charles "Joe" Hynes was nearing the end of his fifth term of service a...

Hynes DEFEATED; Meet Brooklyn's First Black DA

| Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

By Colby Hamilton and Rachel Bryson-Brockmann CLINTON HILL — Kenneth Thompson toppled 20-year incumbent Charles Hynes in the hotly contested race...

Michael McLaughlin

The Other NY Races You Need To Know About | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 10.11.2013 | New York

The race for New York City mayor looks more and more like a runaway with Democrat Bill de Blasio ahead of his GOP opponent by 44 points in a recent po...

Brooklyn DA Hynes Just Won't Quit

DNAinfo | Posted 10.03.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — It ain’t over till it’s over. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes — who conceded the Democratic primary to former fede...


| Posted 11.11.2013 | New York

By Julie Shapiro BROOKLYN — In a surprise rejection of Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes' nearly 24 years on the job, challenger Kenneth T...

The Scandals That Could Bring Down Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes

ProPublica | Posted 09.06.2013 | New York

By Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica The year was 1990. George H.W. Bush was president. The song "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips was number one on the Billb...

A Prosecutor, A Wrongful Conviction, And A Question of Justice

Posted 05.24.2013 | New York

By Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica May 23: This story has been corrected. Edwin Oliva, a 29-year-old petty thief and drug addict, says he was a wreck a...

Stop Arresting New Yorkers for Carrying Condoms

Abe George | Posted 06.29.2013 | New York
Abe George

Targeting condoms is ineffective at deterring prostitution and threatens public health, and the practice also contributes to police discrimination against New York's LGBT community.

Dual Personalities Emerge in Wrongful Conviction Cases

David Protess | Posted 06.09.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

Law enforcement agencies across the country are increasingly reviewing old cases and proudly reporting their mistakes. Prosecutors have launched conviction integrity units in San Jose, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Lake County (IL), Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Brooklyn DA Hynes Must Admit Role in Wrongful Conviction, Submit to Independent Review by State Attorney General

Kenneth_Thompson | Posted 06.01.2013 | Crime

A grave miscarriage of justice was only partially corrected recently with the long-overdue release of David Ranta from prison.

Exonerated After 23 Years: Helped by Another Exonerated Victim

Anthony Papa | Posted 02.21.2013 | Crime
Anthony Papa

As an activist, I receive many requests for help from people who suffer from injustice or are imprisoned. Recouping lost freedom is the ultimate goal, but it is rarely achieved. However, once in a blue moon, through determination and help from others, this goal is met.

Incompetence Or Corruption: Ultra-Orthodox Sex Abuse And The Brooklyn District Attorney

Chaim Levin | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Chaim Levin

It is time that the Brooklyn D.A. take a real stand against victim and advocate intimidation and witness tampering. It appears that the exact opposite is occurring.

Brooklyn DA Awards Jewish Organization That Exposes Sexual Predators

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 02.12.2013 | Crime
Eliyahu Federman

During the ceremony, Hynes remarked that the organization's work exposing child predators and assisting survivors in recovery "has been instrumental" in creating change in the tight-knit Hasidic community of Brooklyn.

"A Scandal Grows in Brooklyn" -- the Problem When a D.A. Plays Politics

Abe George | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York
Abe George

As a former prosecutor, I have seen first-hand the critical importance of pursuing justice with no regard for special interests. That is because a district attorney should never play politics with people's lives. Charles Hynes clearly thinks differently.

Racism And The Public's Trust: One More Stain On The Brooklyn DA's Office

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 09.17.2012 | New York

Every so often a racially offensive image comes across my computer screen that stops me cold. These images, so powerful and telling, that they assaul...

Brooklyn DA Trumped Up Hate Crime Charges

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 08.29.2012 | Crime
Eliyahu Federman

There is no parallel between the Shuchat assault and racial tensions almost two decades earlier. Besides, you can't use history to try to prove an individual's intent in a specific isolated case -- otherwise one could claim racial motive in any white-on-black crime.

Jewish-Orthodox Sexual Abuse Cases And Ultra-Media Bias

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 08.12.2012 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

Sexual abuse is not unique to any specific community. Secrecy, shame, stigma and fear pervade all sectors of society, including secular college campuses.

When Rabbis Muzzle Sex Crime Victims, What's a Prosecutor to Do?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

What exactly should a prosecutor do when religious leaders pressure victims, especially victims of child sexual abuse, from coming forward with complaints?

Leading Ultra-Orthodox Group Insists Abuse Claims Go To Rabbis First

Posted 05.23.2012 | Religion

By Paul Berger The Forward An Orthodox parent whose child tells him he’s been sexually abused may not take that child’s claim to the police wi...

Sunshine Protects Child Abuse Victims

Tom Allon | Posted 07.22.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Great journalism -- our society's sunlight which shines on our darkest places -- is helping parents and children get justice in Brooklyn. For that, I say, amen.

For Jewish Orthodox Children: No Justice -- No Peace

Rabbi Asher Lipner, Ph.D. | Posted 07.17.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Asher Lipner, Ph.D.

Jewish children will only be safe when Jewish and non-Jewish people of good conscience work together to demand that the rabbis stop covering up abuse, and that the prosecutors use all their resources and authority to bring the abusers to justice.