Thursday, August 15, 2013

D.A. Hynes Silent on false claim that his opponent will target Jewish community

NYTimes   Silence does not become Charles J. Hynes. [...]

But when he took an endorsement from Councilman David G. Greenfield last week, Mr. Hynes, who is up for re-election, chose silence where the Hynes of long ago might have spoken up. 

Mr. Greenfield, who represents Midwood, Borough Park and Bensonhurst in Brooklyn, attacked Kenneth P. Thompson, who is black and the opponent of Mr. Hynes in the Democratic primary. He “should scare you,” the councilman said at a news conference. 

“He said he’s going to target the Jewish community,” Mr. Greenfield said as Mr. Hynes stood next to him, barely blinking. “That’s something that quite frankly is shocking. It’s outrageous, and it’s unacceptable.” 

No doubt that would be outrageous, if it were true. It was not. 

In January, NY1 interviewed Mr. Thompson, and he promised one standard of justice for every community.[...]

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