Joe Hynes

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Is it Illegal to Make a TV Show About Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes During Election Season?

    You know, it used to be the case that if two New York politicians needed to settle a score, one could shoot the other in the gut. The contenders for Brooklyn district attorney aren't so quaint. Still, at least one is using the most familiar weapon in his arsenal: The lawsuit. Abe George is a candid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Andrew Cuomo: "Extreme" GOPers Will Have To Answer to Voters For Killing "Public View" Marijuana Bill

    As we reported yesterday, State Senate Republicans killed a bill proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo that would further decriminalize marijuana in the Empire State by closing a loophole that makes having weed in public a misdemeanor, while possessing weed in private is only a violation.No skin off the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Weed Fans: Senate Republicans To Blame For "Public View" Marijuana Buzz-Kill

    As we reported earlier, a bill that would decriminalize the "public view" loophole in New York's marijuana possession law appears to be dead in the water -- and weed fans are pissed. The Drug Policy Alliance, one of the many groups pushing the bill, is holding Republicans in the Senate responsible f ... More >>

  • News

    December 8, 2010
  • Columns

    September 29, 2010

    Attorney General Candidate Dan Donovan's Messy Backyard

    The A.G. candidate vowing to clean up Albany missed a mess back home

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Carl Andrews Goes From Clownish Antics to More Serious Trouble

    I remember when Carl Andrews was an innocent. The focus of scorching New York Post stories the last two days, Andrews is now a target of a probe that threatens the brief Democratic reign in the New York State Senate. It's the culmination of a life of clownish crime, though the usually ebullient Andr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    And Now Introducing State Senate Leader John Sampson ...

    Here are a few highlights on the career of John Sampson, the south Brooklyn state senator who is taking the reins from now-deposed state senate Democratic leader Malcolm Smith.- Like Smith, Sampson is a soft-spoken pol who hasn't made a huge impression since he was elected to the senate in 1996. A ... More >>

  • News

    July 2, 2008

    NYPD's Busts Get Busted

    Cases worked on by cops ensnared in narco and steroids probes have been dismissed

  • News

    December 11, 2007

    Cops on Steroids

    Baseball has no monopoly on foul balls. The NYPD's own drug scandal keeps simmering.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    Ex-Gman Puts His Fate in the Hands of Radical Judge

    Lindley DeVecchio Can a one-time campus radical who was surveilled by the FBI be a fair judge for an ex-FBI agent on trial for murder? Former FBI supervisory agent Roy Lindley DeVecchio — facing four murder counts for allegedly helping his Mafia informant — is betting his life on it. DeV ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2007

    A Hire Calling

    On their honor, it's politics as usual in Brooklyn

  • News

    June 26, 2007

    Writing Off a Career

    D.A. Hynes's first book brings to mind his novel demotion of an underling

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2007

    Justice for Sale in Brooklyn

    (Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Howard Ruditzky Photo by Rick Kopstein) In a Village Voice exclusive, investigative reporter Wayne Barrett reveals that in Brooklyn politics, a State Supreme Court judgeship can be bought—for a kind of funny price. Barrett writes that there's big trouble ahead fo ... More >>

  • News

    January 9, 2007

    The Sales of Justice

    In the dark corridors of Brooklyn politics, a State Supreme Court judgeship sells for $50,000 stuffed in an envelope, and $6,000 in postage stamps

  • News

    July 11, 2006

    Home Shopping Network

    A hidden camera catches the underside of a Brooklyn pol's personal housing deal

  • News

    July 11, 2006

    Fees and Thank You

    Carl Andrews runs for Congress, trying to shed ties to King of Kings County Clarence Norman

  • News

    January 10, 2006

    Mobster on a Mission

    A talented mafioso who helped the FBI beat the KKK still haunts his ex-handlers

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2005

    Does Vito Lopez have a Norman problem?

    Brooklyn assemblyman Vito Lopez, who is pushing hard to win the county's Democratic Party leadership post made vacant by the conviction of his former assembly colleague, Clarence Norman, Jr., has something else in common with Norman: Both men used political campaign committees to pay for their perso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2005
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2005

    Joe Hynes & the Crash Family Cash

    Hynes cuts it up with Domestic Violence Commish Jimenez, Hizzoner the mayor, and Selma Hayek. (Credit: Brooklyn DA's office) Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes may be the only candidate to have prosecuted a member of the wealthy Chehebar family, which owns a chain of clothing stores, but he's har ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2005

    Prosecution complex

    The Brooklyn D.A.'s office is ailing, but the cure may be worse than the ailment

  • News

    August 12, 2003

    Ferrer's Campaign Scandal

    Sidekick Ramirez and Friends Snared 2001 Bonanza

  • News

    March 26, 2002

    This Clarence Is No Clown

    Brooklyn Boss Leaves Trail of Campaign and Judicial Scandals

  • News

    August 29, 2000

    Morgenthau's Mess

    The D.A. Fires a Blank at the Cops Who Killed Dorismond

  • News

    January 4, 2000

    Millennial Matchup

    Zany and Historical Factors That Will Make Rudy or Hill a Winner 

  • News

    June 9, 1998

    Becoming 'Dem-ato'

    Schumer Morphs Into Alfonse: Fires Assault Weapon at Green, and Praises His Own Miss

  • News

    May 12, 1998

    Investigating New York's Finest

    Tolerance for Brutality Exists Throughout the Police Department