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Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes remembers Howard Beach trial
News Jesse Lent 12/13/2011 at 12:26PM

In 1987, Charles Hynes was vacationing upstate when he received word he would be the chief prosecutor in the trial of a racially motivated slaying of a 23-year-old African-American man in the Howard Beach section of Queens. “I was watching a TV news special in the library of this hotel,” Hynes recalled. “And I saw [...]