Bushwick Man Who Fired Shots at Gay Men After Taunting Them With Homophobic Slurs Indicted For Attempted Murder as a Hate Crime

DA Ken Thompson held a press conference on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 to denounce the recent rash of hate crimes in Brooklyn along with Public Advocate Letita James, Assemblymember Maritza Davila and Government Affairs leader for Empire State Pride Agenda Matthew McMorrow.

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Press Conference for ‘Gates Avenue Mafia’ Takedown

32 defendants, including reputed members of ‘Gates Avenue Mafia’ charged with conspiracy following complaints of violence, drugs. Hundreds of neighborhood residents outraged in wake of shooting that left 11-year-old Taylonni Mazyck on May 31, 2013 paralyzed. 29 guns, plus quantities of drugs, recovered during course of investigation, and execution of arrest and search warrants.

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Brooklyn DA’s Office’s National Hispanic Heritage Month Event

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office capped its inaugural Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with the announcement of the first Latino Chief Assistant District Attorney, Eric Gonzalez. Special guests included Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito as the keynote speaker, and a panel of immigration attorneys, Jojo Annobil and Camielle Mackler. The event also featured dance performances and Hispanic cuisine.

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Town Hall Summit in Coney Island

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office has a Town Hall Summit in Coney Island on Thursday, October 24, 2014 at Liberation Diploma Plus High School. Several members of the community attended as well as local leaders including Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and City Councilman Mark Treyger. Residences where able to connect with members of Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson’s executive staff and learn about the programs and newly developed units created within his office.

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