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Brooklyn DA Contender Thompson: I’ll Be Champion of the Orthodox

"The accusation that I said I’m going to target the Jewish community is an outright lie."
Brooklyn DA candidate Ken Thompson in the company of his biggest fans, yeshiva boys in the Catskills bungalows. He accuses the incumbent, Charles Hynes, of using proxies to smear his name in the Jewish community.

Brooklyn DA candidate Ken Thompson in the company of his biggest fans, yeshiva boys in the Catskills bungalows. He accuses the incumbent, Charles Hynes, of using proxies to smear his name in the Jewish community.
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Ken Thompson, claiming the support of the Orthodox Jewish community in his bid to unseat Charles Hynes as Brooklyn’s District Attorney, dismissed the latest assertion coming out of the Hynes campaign, that he would be bad for Jews, if elected.

“I can tell you this, that I’m going to be a champion of the Jewish community. I’m going to be a champion of all communities in Brooklyn,” Mr. Thompson told Hamodia, in an interview published Wednesday morning.

Addressing Councilman David Greenfield’s claim that he heard him saying at several private meetings that he would “target the Jews,” Mr. Thompson denied the quote, switching to a counter attack on Mr. Hynes.

“Let me just say this: the accusation that I said I’m going to target the Jewish community is an outright lie. I never said that,” he insisted. “That’s not what I stand for. I believe in making sure that everyone is treated equally and fairly. So, this is fear-mongering, because the Hynes’ campaign is afraid of the growing strength in my campaign.”

“The same DA, Joe Hynes, has said that the Orthodox Jewish community is worse than the mafia. Look at what the sitting DA has said about an entire community. That is outrageous. The mafia kills people. Then, he wants to falsely accuse me because he’s at the point of desperation.”

“My whole life shows what I believe about the Jewish community. My whole life in terms of when my mother had enough money to move my family out of the projects, where did she take us to? My mother eventually took us to Coop City in the ’70s, which was predominantly Jewish. I was one of the few black families in the whole building and everyone on my floor, virtually everyone on my floor was Jewish. My Jewish neighbors loved me and I loved every one of them,” he added.

Candidate Thompson has been meeting extensively with orthodox Jews. These images were offered on his campaign website:

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About the Author: Jacob Kornbluh is described as an up and coming Orthodox Jewish Blogger, writing about Local, national and Israeli politics, and a freelance reporter for various publications. Kornbluh's work has been featured in Haaretz, the NY Times, local blogs, and on local Jewish Radio, Kornbluh also covers the NYC 2013 mayoral race in general and a focus on the Jewish vote in particular at: http://nymayor.blogspot.com. Follow Jacob on Twitter @jacobkornbluh and his daily blog: jacobkornbluh.com


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6 Responses to “Brooklyn DA Contender Thompson: I’ll Be Champion of the Orthodox”

  1. Ch Hoffman says:

    nice man, that thompson.

    like any pol, he'll pander to any any electoral group to get their votes.
    and most of what he's promising is not only unlikely, but probably unconstitutional.

    not that that matters much in the world of political rhetoric.

  2. Roy Neal Grissom says:

    Why are frum rabbis concerned with the non-Jewish ideology of the American founding rather than the Jewish mission of compelling the nations of the world to observe the Noachide Laws?

  3. Dan Silagi says:

    I don't live in New York, so I don't get to vote in the upcoming election. Whomever wins will be a big improvement over that minuscule megalomaniac who's the incumbent. That said, I cannot support Thompson, or anyone who's in the pockets of the Satmar Rebbe, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, or any other rebbe or for that matter Cardinal Dolan.

    My personal choice had been Thompson; I guess it's now Sal Albanese, but he doesn't have much of a chance.

  4. Ahron Ebert says:

    When a non Jew puts on a Yamulke it shows he hasn't done his homework on the Jewish community. Yamulkes a requried to be worn by Jewish males. I will not vote any non Jewish canidate who puts on a Yarmulka.

  5. de_PorresBKNY says:

    jmzzz I’d been waiting to here what you had to say about this.

  6. Yosef Hershkop says:

    You probably don't vote for anyone then ? Its the norm to wear a yarmulkah when visiting Jewish communities…

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