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.
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.
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.
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.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
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.