Happy Friday, dear readers!
Are you allowed to attack someone who hasn't yet posed a threat to you?
These guys seem to think so:
"I'll give up the position of Kings County District Attorney when you pry (or take) it from my cold, dead hands."
Yeah...it's kind of looking that way, isn't it?
I was very pleased with the outcome last month in the primary when I woke up later that evening. However, one saying kept creeping around in my mind:
Last Thursday, I was saddened to discover that Abe George was no longer running for the office of Brooklyn District Attorney. I heard the news just as it was being announced over the airwaves that evening. That sadness, however, was mitigated by the idea that now we are going to bear witness to quite the event: Hynes vs. Thompson, with Abe George in Thompson's corner.
Before we get to this week's review of the infomercial titled "Brooklyn D.A.", let's talk about PRIVACY.
I'm pleased to see that I'm not alone in calling "Brooklyn D.A." an informercial...and a badly-done one, at that.
I need for someone to explain exactly why the Asia Ross case was used at all. I think that time would have been better spent explaining the wrongful conviction of John Guica, for example; or how about why Jabbar Collins spent 16 years in jail for a crime he didn't commit; but be it far from me to tell these guys how to do their job.
But...what was the job here?
Abe George, candidate for the Office Of District Attorney of the borough of Brooklyn, brought a lawsuit against a so-called reality show titled "Brooklyn D.A." and CBS, the channel on which the show would air. The show has aired, despite charges that it is only serving as an informercial for the current D.A., Charles "Joe" Hynes and serves as an improper campaign contribution.
Spend a little time around Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes and you know he plans to beat retired Manhattan DA Morgenthau’s record as NYC’s longest tenure in a district attorney’s office. “I run in 2013, 2017, and 2021, at which point I will be a little bit older than 90, which breaks Morgenthau’s record,” Hynes told Our Time Press last August. From his days as Special Prosecutor in Howard Beach more than 25 years ago, Charles Hynes has successfully run for election as Brooklyn’s top prosecutor six times.
Happy 2013, everyone! It's the first year since 1987 to have non-repeating digits. Yes, I found that somewhere.
Well, the election for Brooklyn District Attorney is a long ways away, but that doesn't mean we can't put a little focus upon it now.
Let's just go with a snippet: