Post Tagged with: "Brooklyn District Attorney’s office"

Brooklyn Law School Interim Dean Maryellen Fullerton and Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez. (Photo from the Brooklyn DA's Office via Kings County Politics)

Brooklyn DA Celebrates Asian Community

Asian, Brooklyn, Culture May 28, 2019 at 4:05 pm

At the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration held by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, DA Eric Gonzalez emphasized the community’s growing political clout in the borough, reports Kings County Politics.

Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced that his office is hiring additional immigration attorneys to ensure that immigrants receive fair treatment when arrested in Brooklyn. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Brooklyn DA’s Office to Hire Immigration Attorneys

Brooklyn, Government, Immigration January 20, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced that his office will hire immigration attorneys to help prevent immigrants from getting deported over misdemeanors, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Brooklyn DA on a Special Prosecutor, Peter Liang, and More

Brooklyn DA on a Special Prosecutor, Peter Liang, and More

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson spoke on a number of topics at a briefing for community and ethnic media held at the CUNY J-School.

Members of the Central Park Five, left to right - Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, Kevin Richardson, and Raymond Santana. (Photo by Maysles Institute, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Are Prosecutors Untouchable, Free of Accountability?

Brooklyn, Government, Opinion, Revson Covering NYC October 28, 2013 at 1:16 pm

In instances like the Central Park Jogger case, in which five innocent teens were convicted for a vicious crime they did not commit, what are the consequences for the prosecutors who oversaw such a travesty of justice? Are they untouchable? Are they free from accountability?

(Photo via Hynes Facebook page)

In Turnaround, DA Hynes to Stay in Race

Brooklyn, Elections 2012, Revson Covering NYC October 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes’ campaign says he will run for re-election on the Republican and Conservative party lines in November after losing the Democratic nomination in September.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. (Photo by Shulamit Seidler-Feller, via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Opinion: Does DA Hynes Deserve to Be Re-elected? I Think Not

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Opinion, Revson Covering NYC September 9, 2013 at 1:15 pm

After 23 years in office, Charles Hynes’ failures make a strong case for why New York City’s district attorneys should be held to the same term limits as every other elected official.

(Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario-La Prensa)

Getting Pardoned in a Court of Worship

Brooklyn, Crime, Religion August 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm

The Project Safe Surrender program in Brooklyn allows residents to go to a designated church to resolve pending legal cases, a location where no one can be arrested, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

(Photo by MTA, via Flickr, Creative Commons license)

DA Hynes Seeks 7th Term, Legacy Under Attack

Brooklyn, Crime, Elections 2013, Revson Covering NYC August 6, 2013 at 5:56 pm

One of the most significant campaigns in the 2013 election cycle is also one of the least known: The race to unseat Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, a veteran Democrat whose tenure is under attack over a series of wrongful convictions.

The seminar attracted a large number of elderly Chinese.  Second from the right is Charles Hynes and Lena Chen is second from the left. (Photo via World Journal)

‘Blessing Scam’ Defrauding Elderly Chinese in South Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Crime, East Asian April 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Scammers are defrauding elderly Chinese in Sheepshead Bay of money, IDs and other valuables. Local police and community organizations are joining hands to educate the area’s seniors about how to protect themselves from such crimes, reports World Journal.

Brooklyn DA candidate Abe George (Photo via

Two Indian-Americans Running for Office in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Politics, South Asian March 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Abe George will challenge veteran incumbent Charles Hynes for Brooklyn DA, while Natraj S. Bhushan will face Michael Nelson who has been in the City Council since 1999, reports.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says the ‘tight-knit’ nature of the Orthodox community makes it impossible to disclose the identities of abuse suspects without also identifying their victims. (KINGS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE)

Newspaper Presses For Names of Orthodox Sex Abuse Suspects

Crime, Opinion May 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm

The Jewish Daily Forward continues its call for the release of the names of Orthodox Jews charged in sex abuse cases. Brooklyn prosecutors have refused to release the names of Hasidic suspects, arguing that the community’s close ties make it easy to identify victims of abuse.

Photo by José A. Rivera

Latino Gangs are ‘More Violent,’ Says Brooklyn Prosecutor

Crime, Latino April 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

As violent Latino gangs such as MS-13 make inroads in New York City, the head of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office gang unit, Deanna Rodríguez, spoke to El Diario La Prensa about why Latino gangs are more violent and why gangs are so ubiquitous in every neighborhood of the city.