Charles Hynes, the 77 year-old Brooklyn District Attorney, was soundly defeated in the Democratic by Ken Thompson, an African American. No doubt the electorate woke up and saw the numerous wrongful convictions, especially of African Americans, that have occurred during Hynes’s tenure. The people were not fooled despite the ridiculous attempt to turn the DA’s office into an actual TV reality show, which was basically an attempt to burnish the record of Hynes and the rest of the operatives in this office. Whether the new DA will stand up for the wrongly convicted remains to be seen. Just because he is an African American is no guarantee; Obama has been a huge disappointment on justice issues.