The widow of the late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson donated more than a dozen of her husband’s suits on Wednesday for ex-cons who are re-entering into society.
“My husband, the late and great Ken Thompson, would be happy to know 20 of his suits and related clothing have been passed on to the participants of this program,” Lu-Shawn Benbow-Thompson said at a press conference in the lobby of the prosecutor’s office.
Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and Benbow-Thompson joined with the nonprofit 100 Suits for 100 Men as a part of an initiative with the Metropolitan Black Bar Association to clothe men recently released from Rikers Island.
“The responsibility of a district attorney’s office is of course to keep people safe, but in the pursuit of safety one has to also measure justice, second chances … Ken Thompson was very committed to do …