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No. 23 BECAUSE Ken Thompson Fought to the Very End.

KEN THOMPSON, Brooklyn’s first black district attorney, came in as a reformer. Within months of his election in 2014, he announced that his office would refuse to prosecute low-level marijuana possession and set up a kind of Innocence Project inside the DA’s office,

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