Dov Hikind endorses Ken Thompson for Brooklyn District Attorney

Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind endorsed Ken Thompson for Brooklyn District Attorney on Tuesday. Credit: Thompson for D.A.
Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind endorsed Ken Thompson for Brooklyn District Attorney on Tuesday. Credit: Thompson for D.A.

Prominent Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind officially threw his weight behind District Attorney candidate Ken Thompson on Tuesday.

Thompson is the sole challenger to incumbent D.A. Charles Hynes since opponent Abe George stepped down days ago to endorse Thompson.

Hikind lauded Thompson as the “best choice for the Jewish community” and “a true friend to our community.”

Just months ago, Hikind faced widespread public criticism for wearing blackface at his Purim celebration. After initially denying there was anything wrong with his costume, then giving what many saw as a lukewarm apology, Hikind posted a “heartfelt and sincere apology” on his blog.

In a lengthy profile citing interviews with several New York politicos who refused to be named, apparently out of fear of retaliation by Hikind, the Observer painted a picture of Hikind as a “kingmaker” in the Brooklyn community, untouchable despite several controversial public statements, including referring to Jewish support for President Barack Obama as a “disease,” and his longtime affiliation with the Jewish Defense League, described by the FBI as a “right-wing terrorist group.”

 

Follow Danielle Tcholakian on Twitter @danielleiat


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Memorial held for Sean Collier, MIT police officer…

More than 1,600 people gathered at MIT on Friday for a memorial service for Sean Collier, the police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the…

National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox defeat Orioles, 4-2

Brock Holt the difference in the Red Sox' win

NHL

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump…

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump Bruins in Game 1

MLB

MLB video highlights: Orioles top Red Sox, 8-4…

John Lackey roughed up for second straight outing

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox

Parenting

How to parent without gender stereotypes in a…

Christia Spears Brown, Phd. author of "Parenting beyond Pink & Blue" gives advice on raising kids free of gender stereotypes.

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.