Friday, July 17, 2009

Charles Ogletree Visits Red Hook


Today I had the pleasure of spending the morning in Red Hook along with Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes and Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree. I can't speak for Ogletree, obviously, but my sense was that the Justice Center made a positive impression. The two highlights, at least for me, were the time we spent with Tina, a former addict and prostitute who has straightened her life out with the help of the Justice Center, and with Captain Corey, the commanding officer at the 76th precinct, who talked about how the Justice Center had helped make his precinct the safest in Brooklyn.