Post Tagged with: "Charles Hynes"

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.

While the mayoral primaries took top billing in the media, plenty of City Council races, and a district attorney one, also garnered the attention of the ethnic and community media. (Photo by Maite Junco/Voices of NY)

Scandals, Upsets and ‘Firsts’ in Council Races

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics, Voices' Picks September 11, 2013 at 10:15 pm

History was made and various lawbreakers were shown the door, including the once-powerful Vito Lopez.

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.

(Photo by Donna Aceto via Gay City News)

LGBT Advocates Rally for Bill to Decriminalize Condom Possession

Health, In the News, LGBTQ, Politics June 12, 2013 at 11:03 am

The state bill would prevent condoms from being used evidence in court, Gay City News reports. Some members of the community stop carrying condoms in fear of being arrested for alleged prostitution.

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 newsindiatimes.com).

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, newsindiatimes.com reports.

Su Zhen Chen and her son Private Danny Chen. (Facebook via DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: First Military Trial in Death of Pvt. Danny Chen

Crime, Politics July 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Today’s stories include army trials in the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, the “purging” of Florida and Colorado’s voter rolls, an update on the sex abuse scandal in Brooklyn’s Orthodox community and the announcement that President Barack Obama has recruited an Indian-American celebrity to help him register voters.

A new exhibit surveys more than two centuries of Caribbean art. (Photo by Justin Mitchell/Fi2W)

Voices in Focus: How Were Translation Services at Yesterday’s Primary?

Crime, Culture, Politics June 27, 2012 at 10:07 am

In today’s roundup, we’re asking how translation services went during yesterday’s primary; we have news of a new concession from the Brooklyn District Attorney in the ongoing Orthodox child sex abuse scandals; and a report on an ambitious exhibit of Caribbean art.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes refutes critics in sex abuse allegations (Photo by Shulamit Seidler-Feller, via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Figures in Orthodox Sex Abuse Controversy Speak Out

Crime, Politics, Religion May 31, 2012 at 6:02 pm

The child sex abuse scandal that has rocked Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community has once again grabbed headlines in the Jewish press, which ran interviews with a rabbi whose organization has been accused of blocking criminal investigations, and with Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, whose response to the sex abuse scandal has come under criticism.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes has been under fire for his handling of sex abuse allegations in his borough's Orthodox community. (Photo via The Jewish Week)

More Fallout on Sex Abuse Allegations in Brooklyn Orthodox Communities

Crime, Politics May 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm

The latest in Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish sex abuse scandal: a scuffle between supporters of an accused yeshiva teacher and his accusers; more allegations of witness intimidation; a planned panel on witness intimidation; the silence of politicians on the release of abuse suspects’ names; and new hope for a stalled bill in Albany.

Harlem resident and firefighter Khalid Baylor is one of a crop of non-white new recruits to the FDNY. (Photo by DNAinfo/Jeff Mays)

Voices in Focus: FDNY Exam Draws Record Number of Minorities, Women

Crime, Culture May 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm

New details in the ongoing story of sex abuse in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities; a record number of aspiring women and minority firefighters; a dogged principal takes on a troubled school; an immigrant sports fan muses over racism in the stands; and two public art projects that address immigrant workers’ rights.

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.

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