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Public Advocate Linked with Vacant Brooklyn District Attorney Post

The New York City Public Advocate Letitia James has been rumored to be in contention to replace Ken Thompson as Brooklyn District Attorney after Thompson died Sunday night following a battle against cancer. James, the first black woman elected to citywide office, has been influential in the Bronx, particularly in her representation of tenants in court fights against unscrupulous landlords. James, who is from Brooklyn, said that this was not the time to be discussing politics. Read the full story from DNAInfo here.