Post Tagged with: "Ken Thompson"

Akai Gurley (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Gurley Family Urges Judge to Jail Liang

African American, Brooklyn, East Asian, Police April 7, 2016 at 3:57 pm

Family and supporters of Akai Gurley, the unarmed Black man killed by former NYPD officer Peter Liang, have urged sentencing Judge Danny Chun to ignore Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson’s recommendation that Liang not serve time in prison, reports the Amsterdam News.

Assembly member Charles Barron (center) joined the family and supporters of Akai Gurley in protesting Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson's recommendation that former officer Peter Liang not serve prison time. (Photo by Nayaba Arinde via Amsterdam News)

‘You Betrayed Our Community, DA Ken Thompson’

Brooklyn, Police March 25, 2016 at 2:30 pm

State Assembly member Charles Barron, along with the family and supporters of Akai Gurley, blasted Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson over his recommendation that convicted officer Peter Liang not serve time in prison, reports the Amsterdam News.

Left to right: Peter Liang's mother, John Chan and Eddie Chiu at an earlier press conference (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Welcome Thompson’s Recommendation on Liang

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, East Asian, Manhattan, New York, Police March 24, 2016 at 8:41 pm

Chinese community leaders welcomed Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson’s recommendation that Peter Liang not be imprisoned, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Marcus Garvey House, Brownsville, Brooklyn (Wikipedia via The Amsterdam News)

Brownsville Reacts in a Murky Case

African American, Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Youth January 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm

The Amsterdam News went to Brownsville to speak with residents about the alleged rape that recently took place in a playground there.

Ken Thompson at a July 9, 2015 briefing organized by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. (Photo by Aaron J. Montes)

Remembering Ken Thompson, ‘One of Our Heroes’

Brooklyn, Government, Opinion October 14, 2016 at 3:18 pm

Stories in the Amsterdam News look back on the life of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, and the mother – also a pioneer in her field – from whom he inherited his integrity.

Combatting Immigrant Fraud in Brooklyn

Combatting Immigrant Fraud in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Immigration, Video September 29, 2015 at 7:09 pm

At a forum in Sunset Park, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson and others spoke to immigrants about scams targeting their communities, and efforts by the borough to combat exploitation.

The laborers worked in at least five different construction projects in Brooklyn and Queens, owned by the same contractor. (Photo via El Diario)

Day Laborers Conquer Their Fears and Recover Stolen Wages

Crime, Labor, Latino, New York July 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Eleven Brooklyn workers told El Diario how they were able to recoup over $60,000 in stolen wages despite lacking legal status.

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.

Assembly Members Joe Lentol and Dov Hikind join Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson and Jewish leaders at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (Photo via Greenpoint Gazette)l

Distributing Food for Passover in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish April 2, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Across Brooklyn, food was distributed to the needy in advance of Passover, report Brooklyn Daily and Greenpoint Gazette.

Speaking at the Ford Foundation panel, from left to right: Dr. Richard Dudley, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, Rev. Dr. Harold Trulear (Screen shot of video via Colorlines)

Examining the Pain Felt By Young Men of Color

Black, Youth March 4, 2015 at 3:47 pm

A forum at the Ford Foundation explored how young men of color suffer as victims of violence and crime, reports Colorlines.

Five Brooklyn Stories to Look for in 2014

Five Brooklyn Stories to Look for in 2014

Brooklyn, Government, Housing, Politics January 3, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Brooklyn Bureau’s Jarrett Murphy spells out five stories to follow in the borough during 2014.

Public Advocate-elect Letitia James (center) and City Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo. (Photo via Ken Thompson's campaign Facebook page)

Political ‘Renaissance’ for Blacks in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Politics November 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

African-American wins in Brooklyn on Election Day ranged from City Council seats to borough and citywide positions, suggesting a community “renaissance” or at the least a “renewal,” reports The Brooklyn Ink.

Bill de Blasio, Letitia James and Scott Stringer were elected with support from the Working Families Party. (Photo credits from left, Kevin Case, Creative Commons license; Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY; Ethikus, Creative Commons license)

Breakthrough Year for Working Families Party

Elections 2013, Politics, Revson Covering NYC November 18, 2013 at 5:55 pm

The Working Families Party had a banner election year, pushing their candidates to victory not only in citywide races but in the City Council and district attorney’s office. The success didn’t come overnight, reports Amsterdam News.

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.