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NEW YORK : Charles Hynes, 83, former Brooklyn DA

Jan 31, 2019 - Newsday (New York)

Lisa L. Colangelo

Charles Hynes, the former Brooklyn district attorney whose long tenure was marked by both success and controversy, died Tuesday. He was 83.

Hynes, known as "Joe," is probably best known for serving as special prosecutor in the infamous 1986 Howard Beach racial incident, in which a mob of white teens chased a young black man to his death on a roadway.

"He was one of those people who truly cared and cared about everything he did," his son Sean Hynes said in a ph...