Eighteen Alleged Members of Violent Folk Nation Street Gang Indicted for Terrorizing and Shooting Up the Streets of Brooklyn During Hunting Expeditions

Defendants Allegedly Plotted to Shoot and Murder Rivals in Canarsie, Flatbush and DUMBO,
Killing one rival, paralyzing an innocent woman and shooting many others;
Planned and Shared Their Exploits on Social Media.

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio, today announced that 18 alleged members of No Love City, a subset of the violent Folk Nation street gang, have been variously charged in a 76-count indictment with conspiracy to commit murder, weapons possession and other charges for multiple shootings throughout Brooklyn, including one that left a 25-year-old man dead and another that left a 60-year-old innocent woman paralyzed.

NY Times: 18 Gang Members, Accused of Terrorizing Brooklyn, Are Indicted


Brooklyn Leads the Way as Exonerations in the U.S. Set a Record

Report by The National Registry of Exonerations Cites the Brooklyn DA’s Conviction Review Unit as Notably Successful

For the second year in a row, the number of exonerations in the U.S. has set a record, according to a report released in February. Brooklyn DA’s CRU, the largest in the nation, has moved to vacate the convictions of 17 men since 2014. “There is a movement in this country to deal with wrongful convictions and I think that it’s important that prosecutors lead that movement,” DA Thompson said in an interview on WNYC’s All Things Considered.

Justice Continued: a Summit on Prosecutors and Conviction Review

NY Times: 3 Men Imprisoned in 1980 Brooklyn Arson Case Are Exonerated


Eight Defendants Indicted For Trafficking Weapons Across State Lines; Guns Purchased in Georgia and Pennsylvania, Then Bused to New York For Resale on the Streets of Brooklyn

112 Guns, Including 20 Assault Weapons, Purchased During Course of Investigation

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, today announced that eight men and women from three states have been charged in a 541-count indictment with conspiracy and other charges for trafficking guns purchased in Atlanta, Georgia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and resold on the streets of Brooklyn.

CBS Evening News: Tracking illegal guns heading into New York


Brooklyn DA Speaks at 30th Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In January, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson gave remarks at the 30th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The event, hosted by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, is one of the largest celebrations in New York City to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King. DA Thompson was joined by U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand as well as Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray. Professor Michael Eric Dyson served as the event’s keynote speaker with musical performances by Kimberly Nichole and the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir.


Black History Month celebration

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Join the DA’s Office and DA Thompson as we celebrate Black History Month in the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department at 45 Monroe Place in Brooklyn Heights. Guest speaker: Hon. William C. Thompson (ret.).


DA Thompson Announces New Firearms Prosecution Unit

Specialized Court Part Will Help Prosecute Gun Cases Faster and More Efficiently

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on January 12, 2016 the creation of a new Firearms Prosecution Unit, part of New York City’s ‘Project Fast Track’—an initiative designed to swiftly and efficiently dispose of illegal gun cases. The Unit will be headed by Assistant District Attorney Leslie Kahn.


Brooklyn District Attorney’s Citizens’ Safety Day Took Guns off the Streets And Allowed Residents to Begin Again by Clearing Summons Warrants

Gun Buyback Nets 60 Weapons, Nearly 600 People Attend Warrants Adjudication Event

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that two important community-based initiatives this past Saturday were successful in helping residents dispose of unwanted guns and get rid of outstanding warrants stemming from summonses for minor offenses. Held in two Brooklyn churches, Citizens’ Safety Day resulted in 60 guns being turned in and 336 warrants cleared from residents’ records.

PBS NewsHour: Tackling 1.4 Million Open Arrest Warrants

NY Times: Brooklyn Program Erasing Warrants for Low-Level Offenses


Hate Crimes Seminar

Understanding the Legal Definition of a Hate Crime

On Thursday, February 25, 2016, the Bureau Chief of the District Attorney’s Civil Rights Bureau, Marc Fliedner, will give a presentation about this important issue at the Boro Park YM-YWHA. The public is invited to this event, which will be held in collaboration with Brooklyn Community Board 12.


Domestic Violence Conference Explores Integrated Prosecution and Global Campaigns

Addressing Violence Against Women – Collaborative Approaches in the 21st Century

Marking the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office on October 1st hosted a Domestic Violence Conference where presenters discussed methods of prosecuting these difficult cases, which often involve victims who remain emotionally attached to their abusers or bound by family, finances and other factors.


NYU Law Magazine: Profile of ’92 Alum Ken Thompson

Audio Biography: Allan Wolper Talks to Ken Thompson

New York Times Profile of Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson




DA Thompson Announces Indictment of 18 Alleged Members of Folk Nation Gang


DA Thompson’s Speech on Fighting Human Trafficking

Brooklyn DA Speaks at 30th Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

DA Thompson, on Inside City Hall, discusses his efforts to stop illegal gun trafficking.

DA Thompson Announces New Firearms Prosecution Unit

PBS NewsHour on DA Thompson’s Begin Again program to clear up summons warrants

CBS Evening News: Tracking illegal guns heading into New York


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