Charles Hynes's Reality Show Comes Back to Bite Him in Wrongful Conviction Case

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Drew Friedman
Charles Hynes' reality show, Brooklyn DA, was conveniently set to air just a few months before the toughest election of his political career. One of his opponents in that race, Abe George, saw that as an unfair advantage and took legal action to keep the show off the air. The suit called the series "nothing more than an in-kind campaign contribution by CBS to Hynes."

In a review in the New York Times, Neil Genzlinger wrote that the program "projects that Mr. Hynes is running a competent, problem-free ship, something his opponents would dispute." Sure enough, one defense attorney, Joel Rudin, called it "a self-serving promotion for the DA's office."

In the end, Brooklyn DA didn't seem to matter much in the election. Ken Thompson beat Hynes by 10 percent in the September Democratic primary. But if only the series proved simply useless to Hynes. In a weird reversal, the reality show that didn't help Hynes keep his seat may now serve as evidence in a wrongful conviction case against his office.

See Also: Our January cover story on Charles Hynes.

On Monday, the Daily News reported that the lawyers representing Shabaka Shakur, who claims he was wrongly convicted for a murder in 1988, will seek to introduce the show's footage into evidence.

They have focused on the role of Detective Louis Scarcella, whose shady interrogation practices have been tied to dozens of questionable convictions. After the lawyers noted Scarcella's suspected role in the wrongful conviction of David Ranta, prosecutors "wrote it wasn't Scarcella who coached a 13-year-old eyewitness to pick Ranta in a lineup," according to the News.

That's not what the office said when the reality shows cameras were rolling, though: In a July episode, Assistant District Attorney Taylor Koss said that Scarella was in charge of that lineup.

A judge overturned Ranta's conviction in March, after he had served 23 years behind bars. After Scarella's method became public in June, Hynes's office began reviewing 40 cases the detective worked on, including Shakur's.

The evidence on the show is part of Shakur's legal team's effort to subpoena the D.A.'s office for all the evidence they have of Scarella's transgressions.

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SuzannahBTroy

NYPD Internal Affairs Corruption I caught Det Squad Vergona and his lawyer omitting how can I catch all this not IAB?

http://suzannahbtroy.blogspot.com/2013/11/nypd-internal-affairs-corruption-i.html?m=1

NYPD's internal affairs can't be that stupid must be that corrupt?

http://suzannahbtroy.blogspot.com/2013/11/nypd-iab-corruption-alert-det-vergona.html?m=1

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Old post.

See the beginning of a savage assault video at Dr Andrew Fagelman's 155 Spring Street and Det John Vergona committed a crime of coercing me to drop charges and Ray Kelly and Charles Campisi insist on defending him so what does that tell you about them?

Violent NYC Punched in Eye Dr Fagelman's NYPD Fix Youtube 32 views from 17,000

5,000 new double sided cards direct you

to Delita Hooks false criminal report now on scribd.com and link in YouTube with close to 17,000 views.

Link to false criminal report.

http://www.scribd.com/mobile/doc/173385168

Yellow and Blue

The NYPD Fix Crime Like a Las Vegas Casino.

WHAT KIND OF MEDICAL EMPLOYEES TRIES TO BEAT A PATIENT FIRST YELLING I WILL SLAP THE CRAP OUT OF YOUR ASS. NOT FIRED OR ARRESTED. THAN THE NYPD ALIGN WITH THE CRIMINAL JOINING IN COMMITING A CRIME OF COERCION USING YET ANOTHER CRIME DELITA HOOKS FALSE CROSS COMPLAINT. I HAD A HOLE IN MY RETINA AND CERVICAL DAMAGE FROM THE ATTACK.

HERE IS THE VIDEO PROVING DR ANDREW FAGELMAN'S RECEPTIONIST OFFICE MANAGER DELITA HOOKS SAVAGELY ATTACKED ME AND I WAS DR VINE'S PATIENT WHO SHARED THE OFFICE WITH DR FAGELMAN.

DEILTA HOOKS ADMITS SHE GOT HEATED WITH A PATIENT --- WHO DOES THAT? THAN SHE LIES AND SAYS I ATTACKED HER PUSHING HER DOWN TO THE GROUND. THE VIDEO GOES BLACK WHEN SHE LANDS A RUNNING PUNCH TO MY LEFT EYE MAKING A HOLE IN MY RETINA. GO TO THE SITE IF YOU WANT TO READ MORE.

COERCION IS A CRIME NOT A POLICE TOOL.

CLICK ON LINK BELOW AND READ HER FALSE CRIMINAL REPORT ALSO A CRIME.

DR. ANDREW FAGELMAN RECEPTIONIST OFFICE MANAGER DELITA HOOKS FALSE CRIMINAL REPORT TO NYPD BY SUZANNAH TROY

How many NYPD is Mike putting on his payroll and why? Oh yes it is for protection not breaking the laws like Mike did with the help of his NYPD Intelligence Division using a heliport in Manhattan he wasn't legally allowed to use because of the curfew but the NYPD fixed it so he could anyway until ABC news exposed Mike Bloomberg but hey it isn't as egregious as breaking campaign laws and committing perjury during the Haggerty Trial.

Mike is also buying their silence as well.

Didn't you love it when Matt Lauer asked Bernie Kerik did you think you were above the law? Well don't they all? That is why JP Morgan wants Ray Kelly? What until we get a new Commission in to NYPD and Internal Affairs corruption that hopefully will scrutinize where Ray Kelly ends up and who he is taking free rides from?

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