by Graham Rayman

“A number of cases like Bozeman’s have lately cast Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and his office in a less-than-flattering light.  There have been repeated allegations of prosecutorial misconduct, political influence peddling, and basic ineptitude.  Hynes has been widely criticized, for example, for shielding rapists and pedophiles in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn as a way of currying favor with politically influential rabbis.  And several high-profile criminal cases have fallen apart after revelations that his office has either manipulated evidence or withheld exculpatory evidence it is required to disclose to defense attorneys.  In several cases, innocent men spent months or even years behind bars.”

Long but well worth the read.

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