Rivals Argue That Six-Term Brooklyn D.A. Has Lost His Credibility

, New York Law Journal


Four years ago, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes ran unopposed as he waltzed to a sixth term. Today, however, he faces two opponents who say he's lost the public's trust in the wake of overturned convictions and complaints about his alleged reluctance to prosecute sexual abuse in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, and those opponents have raised impressive amounts of cash.

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  • Michael

    I hope anyone get elected besides Hynes. He's a toadie for the elite and rich, and since when did having a 'different set of rules for certain religious people' equal PROPER HANDLING OF CRIMINAL MATTERS? As far as I know, the law is to be applied EQUALLY...not a certain set of rule for the rich/elite, a whole other set of rule for the Muslims, a different criteria for Orthodox Jews, a different criteria for Cops accused of illegality. Sadly, unless the working class and poor can 'contribute' hundreds of thousands of dollars to his CAMPAIGN COFFERS (I bet not all that money goes to the campaign), then the majority of the citizens are stuck with the low-end of District Attorney Hynes' criminal bargaining system. DAs Brown, Hynes and Vance HAVE GOT TO GO! Vance loves cops and hates women, hence he refuses to try to win a trial of CLEARLY GUILTY rapist police officers (really...he took off his clothes to snuggle and sing Bon Jovi songs???)....and others prefer to plea bargain sexual predators so they can be released back into our midst. IT's a shame the elite prefer corrupt District Attorneys over those who only seek the equal application of justice, instead of the status quo "Just-Us System".

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