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.
No, Vito did not slide his hands up their thighs, as he did with young women in his offices, but he has been credibly accused of using Catholic priests to electioneer on his behalf in senior citizens operations..
Did powerful public officials approve the use of our tax money to hush up sexual harassment charges against Assemblyman Vito Lopez? Don't hold your breath waiting for the state ethics commission to get to the bottom of this mess.
State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver spent $103,000 of your taxpayer money to secretly settle the claims of two women who said they were sexually harassed by Vito Lopez. As things turned out, Lopez was only warming up. Welcome to Albany.