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Brooklyn DA in Hot Seat as Emails He Exchanged with Strategist Allegedly Included Racist Terms

  • BuzzFeed, Monday, October 28, 2013 3:16 PM

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes is in the hot seat after reports have circulated that he used his government email account to create a campaign strategy with a political ally that appeared to use a racial slur in a message to Hynes. In the email  exchange with New York's former chief judge Sol Wachtler, Wachtler allegedly used the term "schwarze,” a derogatory Yiddish word for a black person. Hynes denies the charges and says that it is likely a forgery created by a former employee whom which he had a personal dispute.

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