Kenneth Thompson

Kenneth Thompson, Brooklyn, New York’s first African-American district attorney, died of cancer days after taking a leave of absence from his office. He was 50 years old. The New York Times reports that Thompson died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan with his family at his side. Thompson will be remembered as a progressive […]

Akai Gurley’s (pictured below) partner, Kimberly Ballinger, says she is confident that the Brooklyn D.A. will bring justice to her family, the New York Daily News reports. RELATED: Report: No Federal Charges To Be Filed Against Darren Wilson In Death Of Michael Brown   “We have faith in Ken Thompson (pictured top, right of center),” said […]

(photo credit: FaceBook) In the wake of the refusal to indict Officers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo for the murders of 18-year-old Michael Brown and 43-year-old Eric Garner, respectively, Kings County, Brooklyn district attorney Kenneth Thompson began to impanel a grand jury to decide the fate of Officer Peter Liang, the man who shot and killed 28-year-old Akai Gurley.  Thompson, who is African American, and whose single mother […]

Brooklyn County is leading New York State in inmate exonerations for 2014 thus far, the New York Daily News reports. SEE ALSO: 10 Tweets From The Brothersphere Of the 11 inmates cleared of criminal wrongdoing this year, Kings County has eight of them, all spearheaded by new boro D.A. Kenneth Thompson’s 13-person team. Thompson has made […]