Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson has gotten much praise and credit for his office's focus on reviewing questionable convictions of the past. Over the seven months he has been in office, the New York Times, USA Today, and other news outlets have run stories about how Brooklyn has taken the lea ... More >>
Carrying a condom in New York could lead to your arrest. Why? Because it is legal for law enforcement to cite condom possession as evidence that a person engaged in prostitution. Targeting condoms, however, is an ineffective deterrent to prostitution and threatens public health. The practice also co ... More >>
The attorney who represented Nafissatou Diallo -- the hotel maid who accused French pol Dominique Strauss-Kahn of raping her in a Manhattan hotel last year -- announced yesterday that he's looking to unseat longtime Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, and there's already suggestions that the ... More >>
Levi Aron, the former hardware store clerk who pleaded guilty earlier this month to kidnapping and killing eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky last July, was sentenced today in Brooklyn court to a sentence of 40 years to life in prison. The sentence was in keeping with a plea deal Aron's lawyers had worke ... More >>
D.A. Hynes and Rackets chief VecchioneJabbar Collins, the jailhouse lawyer who has been battling for more than a decade to prove his innocence in the 1994 murder of a Brooklyn rabbi, was told this morning that he's going home. The move came after officials of Brooklyn D.A. Joe Hynes's office ... More >>
After the Latest Police Killing of Another Unarmed Black Man, The Feds Need Little Convincing to Intervene in New York
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